Christmas Crafting ~ Yarn Trees

December 16, 2013



how to make christmas yarn trees


I just love crafting at Christmastime! To me, it's just another fun way to celebrate the season.


Tonight, I made these sweet little yarn trees. They were super simple (my signature style) and super inexpensive! In a matter of about thirty minutes, I had a miniature forest full of Christmas spirit and a festive little vignette in my kitchen.  

Merry Christmas to me!

Yarn Trees Christmas Crafts

I picked up three styrofoam cones at Dollar Tree and two packages of buttons. I already had the yarn and glue sticks on hand.  Cones made from sturdy paper will work as well.

Supplies For Yarn Trees

I put a dab of glue on the bottom of the cone and started wrapping. 

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I added a few drops of glue along the way and one at the top of the cone to anchor the yarn in place.  When I was done with the base color, I added a teeny bit of the contrasting color for interest and texture.  I topped each tree with a mini ornament and a few randomly placed buttons. On one of the trees I added a bit of shiny, red, curing ribbon. 

Christmas Decoration Crafts

I tried to stay away from the red for this project, I really did.  I wanted to be more of a purist and keep my trees green and white, but I have no willpower when it comes to decorating drama.  I caved and added the red buttons and ribbon.  I love the pop and I guess that's what really matters! 

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I think Santa approves, too.

I still have a few craft projects left to accomplish on my seasonal to do list, knitting, making tags and wrapping paper, a puzzle piece project.  They are treasures I am looking forward to making as creating is one of the things that makes my season so merry and bright!  

How about you ~ are you a Christmas crafter?


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35 comments:

  1. I love this look, Kim. The trees turned out really cute!! Another great idea.

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    1. Thanks Sally, they were so easy! :) Merry Christmas!

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    2. Great Idea and so cute. I am a quilter and use the thread on large cones. These cones are usually plastic and they would also work great to make these trees. Thanks for sharing.

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    3. Thanks so much! Those cones would work perfectly and what a great way to recycle them!! Hmm. Now you have my wheels turning!!

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  2. Kim,

    You are SO very creative and full of ideas! These Christmas Yarn Trees are trimmed to a 'T' and are as cute as button!;-D

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best in 2014!

    xo
    Poppy

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    1. To you and yours as well, Poppy! Thank you for all of your lovely comments. I always look forward to reading your emails! Merry Christmas! :)

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  3. Oh, I love these, Kim. They are so charming. Adding the touches of red was the right thing to do. Super simple? My kind of project. I'm pinning this for next year. Thanks!

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    1. Yay, Nancy, thanks! I do love the red and can't picture them without it! :) And yes, super simple!

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  4. Your little trees are so cute. I am going over my Dollar Store to see if they have any cones. You have given me some ideas for other things I could wrap around the cones.

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    1. Oh I am so excited that I inspired you! I would love to see what you make with the cones! You always have such great ideas! Thanks for taking a peek at my trees and taking the time to comment! Happy Holidays! :)

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  5. Hi Kim, I love your yarn trees so much and they look so cute with Santa! Have a wonderful holiday.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love that Santa ~ no idea where I got him!

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  6. Those are just darling, Kim. For some reason you dropped off my reading list- I think it is that awful Google plus. Kim- You DO know that you are a No Reply blogger when you leave a comment, right? it happens with google plus but there is a fix for it if you want it- xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana! :) Yes, Google+ makes me no reply even when I fix it, it reverts back on its own! :( Boo!

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  7. Oh my -- these are about the cutest things ever! I'm pinning!

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    1. Thank you, Angela! I love getting pinned! :) Happy Holidays!

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  8. You always have the most prettiest ideas, Kim! they look so festive and and an easy, inexpensive project as well! Love it! I'm pinning it! Thanks for the inspiration! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Hugs, Poppy

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    1. I am sending you wonderful wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well, Poppy! I love your heartfelt comments, you always make my day! :)

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  9. Wow, these are too cute! I would have never thought to make these yarn trees. I love new crafty ideas!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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    1. Thanks! I had never made them before...so easy and super inexpensive! Thanks for popping by! :)

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  10. These are so cute, and I love the little fat Santa! xo

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    1. I love him, too~ definitely one of the favorites in my collection! :)

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  11. These are adorable! I have lots of leftover yarn that would be great for something like this. What a good idea. I too have been doing lots of crochet and knitting for gifts. I have one more crochet scarf to finish tonight to give as a gift tomorrow.

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  12. It's amazing how something so simple can turn out so wonderful. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very cute! I love the buttons!

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    1. Thanks Jeni! Yes, those buttons really make them festive!

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  14. I really like those! When I see these cute crafts right before Christmas, I often think it would be great to sit and make them on a hot summer day. :)

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    1. Haha, Stacey! I agree completely! Now that I have a pinboard full of craft ideas, maybe I should be gluing and pasting by the pool! At least that's when I should start if I want to get them all done in time! :) Merry Christmas my friend!

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  15. Kim, these are so cute! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Wow Kathryn, I am completely flattered! You have just made my very rainy, cold Sunday afternoon!

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  16. Hi, glad I found your site! Was trying all day yesterday to find how to do string trees....I tried, didn't like the method with starch and cling wrap! So this method should be easier and not as messy. I thank you for the tutorial and yes, adding the red was a "sparkle" to the tree!

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    1. Hi Joan! I am so glad that you found this post helpful! I am a big believer in quick and easy crafts and am always looking for a better mousetrap, if you will! ;) I hope you have success with this method and you let me know how it goes! You can even post a pic on my FB page! Happy (early) Holidays!

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