Yarn Trees for the Holidays

A couple of Christmas’s ago, we made some adorable, Yarn Wrapped Trees for an event a sweet friend  was hosting. These little trees were so fun and whimsical…almost Dr.Seuss-like. The vibrant colors of the yarn and fun patterns and colors of the ribbons, created such a fun centerpiece…


They turned out absolutely fabulous and we thought we would give you a mini tutorial to guide you on your way to make your own Yarn Wrapped Trees. So grab your favorite holiday movie and get ready to craft!


Supplies Needed…

1. Styrofoam Cones { I used a 15, 12, and 9 inch cone }

2. Yarn

3. Ribbon

4. Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

5. Felt


yarn trees

Step 1 :choose a fun colored yarn { I used a more dense yarn and wrapped it very tight to achieve a shiny look } and some fun ribbon { you probably have enough scraps!}

Step 2 : start wrapping the cone from the top down { I found it easier to go in this direction }….turn on the TV or your iPod and keep wrapping….and wrapping…and wrapping….

Step 3 : secure the yarn at the bottom with a little hot glue. Cut a circle of felt the diameter of the bottom of your cone and glue it in place on the bottom { I cut mine with pinking shears to give it a more finished look }


Step 4 : gather your ribbon and cut a bunch of pieces { around 20ish or so } about 4 inches long. Tie one ribbon around the bunch in the middle. Put a dollop of glue on the top of the cone and  “squish” { so technical } the ribbon down onto it. Play around a little bit before putting the glue on so that you get the ribbon to look right!!


THAT’S IT! Super Cute and EASY! 

Our slight obsession with festive holiday trees can also be seen with our Tabletop Ribbon Trees


 These trees are glittery and shiny for the entire holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s ! Customize them in any color, pattern, or texture.

Or how about some more neutral Cable Knit Trees


 These warm and cozy holiday trees are a perfect home decor accent for the entire winter and literally take 10 minutes to create!


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  1. Such cute trees! Thanks for the “how to”, looks like it would be fun to do!
    Enjoyed you visit, sure hope you’ll come again soon!

  2. These are adorable! Love the ribbon toppers!

  3. I am all about those little mini trees! And these are adorable! I love the pretty colors you chose!

  4. So cute!!! I love the ribbon on top!

  5. Very pretty and so festive. And these would be easy enough for young people to make for gifts. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. I think these would actually be cool for any time of the year! I’d love you to link this to my party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-wore-wednesdays-1.html

  7. Sooo creative.. I absolutely love this.. . I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html –Wishing you a great start to your week : )) !TY

  8. These are so pretty …I have to give them a try.

  9. Pretty, bright & fun! SOrt of like Dr Seuss! :D
    Love ‘em~

  10. Very cute and colorful.

  11. These are super cute and fun!! Would love it if you would stop by and share these at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-9.html

    Have a great week!!

  12. I am your newest follower!! I found you at Tuesdays Talent Show. I love these trees! They are so fun!!
    I would love it if you stopped by and said Hi:)

  13. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  14. Simply adorable!! I would love for you to come share this at our link party right now…junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-4.html

  15. What an eyecatching craft! Your newest gfc follower, Karima http://www.karimascrafts.com

  16. Bonnie, these did turn out fabulous! Very pretty! I would love to have you share your tutorial at my party! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/

  17. these look fantastic!!!

    Would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday at http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xxx

  18. I love these! I linked something with styrofoam trees too! I make mine with ribbon loops and an ornament to cover the top! I love the ribbon explosion on yours!

  19. So lovely, I’ve been wanting some of these for awhile but balked at the price! Very glad that you were able to join us at Pin’Inspiration Thursday.

    Happy new follower :-)

  20. I love your yarn cone trees! Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best =)

  21. Great tutorial, and such a pretty Christmas project. Thanks for joining Weekend Bloggy Reading. I’d appreciate it if you could please add a link back to my party as well. Thank you!

  22. How fun!!!! Thanks for the holiday inspiration!!

  23. I love these! They are so much prettier than normal yarn trees because your yarn is so shiny! And the colors are beautiful too! I’d love it if you linked it up to my party!


  24. I jumped over from the Positively Splendid linky party…..I love these, I made one similair tonight with jute……I love the ribbon topper on yours….such cuteness!!!

  25. How fun! Love the colors. They would work great for New Year’s party hats too! Thanks for sharing again at The Creative Spark. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

  26. Super cute!!! I would love for you to share it at my “Anything Goes” Linky party…


  27. These are just adorable! I love that they got so shiny when you pulled the yarn tight. The little toppers are so festive too :)

  28. Adorable. Love this idea.

    Stopped by via Design Dazzle Link Up of 100 Christmas Ideas of Wonderful.

  29. love these Bonnie!!!
    I saw a bunch of yarn @ a Thrift store I stalk, I can’t wait to try these!

  30. thanks for sharing @ the Christmas blog hop!

  31. What a fun idea-I pinned them. thanks for sharing.

  32. Congrats this was one of last week’s features. Please stop by a grab a button and link up another fabulous project

  33. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow!!

  34. Love love love these :) They are on my list of to-do for Christmas decorating!

    Thanks for linking up to my Friday party.. cant wait to see what you have been up to this week!

  35. You’ve been featured over at House of Hepworths!


  36. So bright and happy!

  37. Oh wow oh wow oh wow!!!! The trees are AMAZING! So festive and fun!


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