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Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Decor

It’s so easy to make this pretty yarn Christmas tree decor for the holidays, just by wrapping. These will look perfect on your mantel!

Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Decor

Hi, everyone! I’m Jenn, and I blog over at Endlessly Inspired. I am thrilled to pieces to be here sharing this gorgeous yarn-wrapped Christmas tree decor with all of you.

These trees are just way too much fun. I love, love, love how they turned out. Do you ever have an idea in your head, and then you try it out and it looks even better than you anticipated? I know, me either!! But it did this time!

DIY Yarn Christmas Tree

Supplies:

  • Styrofoam cone
  • Plastic wrap
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge paint brush
  • Yarn
  • Pin
  • Scissors
Skein of white yarn

The key to the whole process is the yarn. I had originally planned on just using white yarn and then using glitter Mod Podge to make it sparkle. Then I saw this amazing yarn at Michaels called Payette by Loops & Threads.

It’s got a bit of sparkle in there, and little iridescent sequins every few inches. This yarn is so pretty and glittery; I just love it! If I only I had any talent whatsoever for knitting or crocheting . . .

Styrofoam cone

Start by covering your styrofoam cone in plastic wrap. If yours doesn’t have a point on the top, you can roll a bit of parchment paper or cardstock into a cone shape and tape it to the top of the cone before you cover it in the plastic wrap.

Pinned yarn on the bottom of a foam cone

Tie a knot in the end of your yarn and secure it to the bottom of the cone with a pin. Using your sponge brush, paint a thick layer of Mod Podge all over your cone {warning: this is a messy project!!}. Then, begin wrapping your cone with the yarn.

Yarn wrapped around a foam cone

There’s really no rhyme or reason to it, you just want to make sure that it’s all overlapped and there aren’t any blank spots. I used about half of one skein of the yarn, so I’d guess about 100 yards for my large styrofoam cone.

Every couple of layers, be sure to add on more Mod Podge. You want the yarn to be completely saturated, to make sure it stands upright when you’re all done.

Once your cone is totally wrapped, let it dry for several hours, or overnight. After it’s completely dry, very carefully slide your yarn off the cone.

The plastic wrap may stick to the inside of the yarn, which is fine. Just carefully peel it all off. If you find there are any soft or weak spots of your tree, you can just paint on some more Mod Podge and let it dry.

It's so easy to make this pretty yarn wrapped Christmas tree decor for the holidays - these will look perfect on your mantel!

That’s all there is to this yarn wrapped Christmas tree decor! If your tree is having trouble standing up straight, you can always stuff it with plastic bags or tissue paper to help it out.

It's so easy to make this pretty yarn wrapped Christmas tree decor for the holidays - these will look perfect on your mantel!

Yarn Christmas Tree

Yield: 1 tree
Active Time: 1 hour
Dry Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 13 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas tree with Mod Podge. This easy project is perfect for a holiday mantel.

Materials

  • Styrofoam cone
  • Plastic wrap
  • Mod Podge
  • Yarn

Tools

  • Pin
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin by covering the styrofoam cone in plastic wrap.
  2. Tie a knot in the end of the yarn and secure it to the bottom of the cone with a pin.
  3. Using the sponge brush, paint a thick layer of Mod Podge all over the cone. Then, begin wrapping the cone with the yarn.
  4. Every couple of layers, be sure to add on more Mod Podge. You want the yarn to be completely saturated, to make sure it stands upright when you're all done.
  5. Once your cone is totally wrapped, let it dry for several hours, or overnight.
  6. After it's completely dry, very carefully slide the yarn off the cone.

Notes

Since I used white yarn, I didn't have to paint the foam tree. I recommend painting the bae to be the same color as your yarn.

Did You Make This Project?

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Thanks again to Amy for inviting me to be a part of her holiday series. For more from me, visit my blog, Endlessly Inspired!


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Tina

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014

Too cute! How did you do the red and white snowflake tree? Is it just material mod podged on? Thanks.