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This post was created by Crafting Blogger Erin, from A Bird and a Bean
Hi guys! I have a fun new project for you today. I just love how these DIY yarn trees turned out. They are so easy and so quick. You can whip them up in no time to spruce up your holiday decor or even to give away as a gift. Yarn trees would even make a cute hostess gift idea, I mean, who needs another bottle of wine (well, OK – I do), but these would be good too!
I’ve been seeing these cute cone trees all over lately. I decided it was time to make some of my very
own. You can buy the foam cones at the Dollar Tree around this time of year. They are much, much
more than a dollar at a craft store. I do like that at the craft store you can get different sizes, but, not
enough to spend 5+ bucks each on each of them. I put two of mine on a candle stick to get some height
difference. I think it turned out just perfect.
I’ve seen pictures of these cones covered with scrapbook paper, glitter and glue, book pages, hymnal
pages, ribbon, yarn, feathers, tinsel, garland, twine and fabric. You can use ANYTHING! I decided to use yarn. I loved this
craft. It really took about 15 minutes to make all 5 trees. Amazing!
Who doesn’t love instant crafty gratification?
What you need:
- Foam cones. Dollar Tree. I bought 5. Cost $5
- Glass candle holders. Dollar Tree. I bought 2. Cost $2.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks. On hand. (you can get them at the Dollar Tree for $1)
- Yarn. I’ve not seen yarn at any dollar store. You can get yarn for a dollar or two at craft stores,it’s on sale for half off every other week or bring your 40 percent off coupon! (But, I had plenty of yarn on hand since I’m a yarn hoarder.) You can get garland from the Dollar Store, though, and that would look great too!
- Sequins or buttons. Dollar Tree. Cost $1.
Total = $10
What you do:
- Step one. Put a thin line of hot glue around the base of the tree. Quickly (before it hardens) wrap the yarn as nicely as possible around the whole base a few times, covering all the glue. Just make it as straight as you can and cover up all the white foam around the bottom ¼ inch to ½ inch.
- Step 2. After you have the bottom ½ inch looking good with no white showing, just start wrapping (not rapping. Or wrapping and rapping at the same time if you’re that talented.)
- Step 3. Now, you can just go as fast as you want. It takes about a minute or two to wrap one tree. You don’t need any more glue until the top. The yarn kind of sticks to the white foam. If you are feeling very Type A, feel free to do each strand on top of each other and make it all straight and orderly. I did mine crazy and I like the way it looks. : ) Just keep going until no white is showing through.
- Step 4. When you get to the tippy top, put another bead of glue on the foam and cover up all the white foam with yarn.
- Step 5. If you are feeling saucy (which I always am) you can use hot glue add some beads,sequins or buttons to match your décor Or you can leave it just like it is. Simple and minimalist. They look great both ways.
If you like this craft. Come on over to my blog A Bird and A Bean. I have more where that came from!
Erin is a middle school teacher and mother of two. She is passionate about kids and crafts, projects and parties, food and fun! She blogs about her adventures with all things DIY at A Bird and a Bean. She loves making every day creative and every holiday special. Check out her blog to see more fabulous ideas. You’ll be glad you did.