>Easy yarn-wrapped trees

>So there have been a bazillion little trees popping out on all of the blogs…so I thought I’d try my own. I’m trying out a neutral palette this year…mostly whites, creams, silvers, with some green thrown in there. So I wanted my little trees to reflect that. Again, a super easy and affordable decoration πŸ™‚

Cute little fuzzy goodness πŸ™‚

So, how do you make them? Easy!! Anyone can do this without a problem πŸ™‚ First, I went to the craft store for some styrofoam cones. Then, I went right back out of the store without them. Are you kidding me…they’re like $4 EACH!! No way did I want to pay that. So, instead, I went home and folded some cardstock into varying heights of cones. I didn’t take a picture of this step, but it it really simple to do.

Next, I threaded my yarn (from the thrift store!) through the top of the tree…there’s a little hole in the top of my trees that was perfect for this. I put a generous bead of hot glue at the starting point, and then just wrapped. Make sure you don’t leave any gaps, and I tried to put a glue bead every rotation around the tree, usually on the same side (with the seam).

I had 2 different kinds of yarn from the thrift store, but I like things in groupings of 3. So, I decided to combine the yarns to make the third tree.
Once I got to the bottom, I made sure I could cover as much paper as possible, and then I made a little slit to glue the end of the yarn into the inside of the tree.

And here they are, on my litte shelf next to my beautiful tree!

Also on the shelf (to help with the neutral colors) are a snowglobe that my husband’s mom gave to us a few years ago, and my vase from my old table centerpiece with some Dollar store ornaments thrown in!

Total cost for this project? $1.50 for the yarn…and that’s it! I had the cardstock at my house, so this was a super affordable, cute, and easy project πŸ™‚

9 Responses to “>Easy yarn-wrapped trees”
  1. >These look so cozy! I love how you kept them all whites and creams. Just darling.

  2. >Wow, I made these exact same trees last month! Yours turned out great.

  3. Jill says:

    >Lovely trees! And much better idea to use card than expensive styrofoam cones!thanks for linking to A Round Tuit.have a lovely week!Jill @ Creating my way to Successhttp://jembellish.blogspot.com/

  4. >Too funny!At first I was like wow, she bought 3 of those styrofoam cones?!I'm with you on that…they are way too much money!I love that you used cardstock!Very crafty!!

  5. April says:

    >these are sew cute!

  6. Amanda says:

    >Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. πŸ™‚ This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/25-christmas-tree-crafts/If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

  7. >Isn't it crazy how much these styrofoam trees cost in the craft store! A rip off. But some dollar trees have them for $1 and I use heavy cardboard ones sold at Michaels for $1.99.

  8. >These are so cute, and what a great price! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower πŸ™‚

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