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How to Make Yarn Christmas Trees

These little yarn trees are so simple to put together, you'll have time to make a few for your home plus plenty of handmade gifts for friends and family, too.

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 skein of a thick yarn
  • 1 skein of a fuzzy yarn
  • 3 foam cones
  • pins
  • accessories of your choice for decorating the trees (I used faux red berries, a bird, a nest and stars made of stem floral wire.)

Pin and Wrap

Beginning at the base of the cone, pin both yarns together to the base. Continue to wrap the strands around the base, pinning every 2" or so. Once you have wrapped the yarns around the base, continue to wrap the yarns around the cone working your way up to the top. There is no need to continue to pin the yarn. Just the base needs to be pinned for now.

Work Your Way Up and Down

Once you have reached the top, pin the yarns around the top of the cone. Work your way around the top of the cone in a circular direction until the top is covered with yarn. Pin where needed at the top. Be sure to cover the entire cone.

Then begin to wrap the yarn back down the cone. At the bottom of the cone, cut the strands and secure in place with a pin.


You can leave your tree as-is or you can accessorize. To add red berries, simply cut off the berries from the berry cluster. Be sure to leave the wire stem attached to the berry.

Poke the berry into the tree. If the berry is not going into the tree foam easily, simply weave the stem into the yarn. Continue to poke as many berries as you want in the tree.

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