Yarn and Button Holiday Topiaries

Get a little help from the kids to create these cheery Christmas topiaries. Great as a centerpiece or mantel or foyer decoration, these yarn-covered trees will add a colorful pop to any room.
Holiday Yarn Cones

Holiday Yarn Cones

Here's a fun holiday decoration the kids will love helping you craft. Just glue yarn to inexpensive foam topiary forms then add buttons in assorted colors and sizes. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions and check out 40 more holiday kids' crafts.

Materials Needed:

  • 3 foam cones (small, medium and large)
  • 3 different colors of yarn
  • assortment of medium and large buttons
  • hot glue gun and hot glue
  • assortment of large pom-poms
  • scissors

Glue Yarn

Use hot glue to secure the loose end of a ball of yarn to the bottom of a foam cone.

Use a Hot Glue Gun to Secure Yarn for Holiday Topiary

Use a Hot Glue Gun to Secure Yarn for Holiday Topiary

Use hot glue to secure the loose end of a ball of yarn to the bottom of a foam cone.

Wrap Yarn

Continue to tightly wrap the entire cone with yarn. Cut off the end once you've reached the top and secure it to the top of the cone with a dab of hot glue.

Attach Pom-Pom and Buttons

Attach a large pom-pom to the cone's top with hot glue. Cover the cone with a variety of medium and large buttons, attaching them with hot glue.

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