Easy Yarn-Wrapped Mini Christmas Trees

Give dollar- or craft-store foam topiaries a cozy, Christmasy makeover by wrapping them in chunky yarn.

December 04, 2019

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Cassidy Garcia; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Materials Needed

  • small, medium and large foam topiary forms
  • chunky white yarn
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • small and medium wood slices (cut them yourself or purchase from your local craft store)
  • scissors

Wrap Foam

Add a line of hot glue to the top of the foam topiary, then push yarn end into glue (Image 1). Begin wrapping yarn around the foam, criss-crossing the yarn as you go to create an interesting pattern (Image 2).

Finish Wrapping

When you've completely covered the topiary form and none of the foam is visible, add a line of hot glue along the topiary's base, then cover with yarn and cut off excess.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Add Tree's Top

Most foam topiary forms have a flat, not pointed, top. To give the finished tree a more natural look, tie a loose knot in one end of the yarn (Image 1). Hot-glue the knot to the top of the topiary (Image 2) and wrap the remaining yarn around the tree to the base, securing the end with hot glue (Image 3).

Attach Trunk

Glue together 2-3 wood slices, with the largest slice as the base, to create a trunk (Image 1). Add hot glue to the underside of the foam tree, then attach trunk (Image 2).

Display or Gift

Easy and inexpensive to create, these cozy mini trees are a beautiful addition to your holiday table setting or mantel or craft a set of three (small, medium and large) as a thoughtful handmade gift.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Cassidy Garcia; Styling by H. Camille Smith

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