This yarn-wrapped Christmas tree craft looks gorgeous when finished and makes a festive decoration for the holidays! This craft uses just a few materials and is quick and easy.
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I love the look of these adorable and easy-to-make Christmas trees! You’ll just need a styrofoam cone, some yarn, and a few optional embellishments to create them. This project is geared more toward older children and adults, but I’m sure little kids would love to help wrap the yarn and glue on the decorations.
You can display these yarn-wrapped Christmas trees year after year to decorate your home or classroom!
Yarn-Wrapped Christmas Tree Craft
Materials for Yarn-Wrapped Christmas Trees
- Styrofoam cone in any size you’d like (Ours were 6 inches and 10 inches tall. We bought ours at our local craft store, but they were similar to this one.)
- Chunky yarn (We bought our yarn at our local craft store. The dark green, pink, and teal trees used a yarn similar to this one. Our cream trees used a yarn similar to this one.)
- Tacky glue (I like to use Turbo Tacky glue.)
- Optional: Buttons or other embellishments
Directions for Yarn-Wrapped Christmas Trees
1. Start at the bottom of your cone. Add a generous amount of glue and place the beginning on your chunky yarn over the glue. Hold for a few seconds to give it a chance to dry a bit. (You’ll definitely want to use a craft glue rather than a school glue for this project.)
2. Begin wrapping your yarn around the cone working your way up to the top.
3. Once your get to the top, add another bit of glue to hold the yarn in place.
4. Cut off your yarn, leaving about an inch or so.
5. Glue the end of the yarn around the top of the cone to fill it in.
6. Add any embellishments to your tree.
7. Display your yarn trees for the holidays!
- We used rough styrofoam cones. They held the yarn in place as we wrapped it up the cone. If you are using smooth cones, you might want to use a spray glue to adhere your yarn to the cone so it doesn’t slip as you’re working.
- You can also use a glue gun to glue your yarn at the beginning and end of the project.
- The chunkier your yarn, the easier and quicker this project is!