Make These Adorable Yarn Christmas Trees in Minutes

Skip the overpriced holiday decor and DIY a bundle of colorful yarn Christmas trees to spruce up your festive display.

Display of Tassel and Wrapped Yarn Christmas Trees on Coffee Table

Yarn Christmas Tree Ideas

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions for easy yarn Christmas trees that take minutes to create. To make your own, you will need several bundles of yarn in festive colors, pieces of cardboard, round wooden discs, wooden skewers, an adhesive dot roller, floral cone, jewelry wire, electric drill with small drill bit and a low-temp hot glue gun.

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Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Trendy and affordable holiday decor usually isn't found in the same category — but these DIY yarn Christmas trees spark joy and won’t break the bank. HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares her favorite, step-by-step way to freshen up a festive display with a few bundles of yarn and some basic craft supplies.

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Pom-Pom Trees

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Yarn Christmas Tree Ideas

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions for easy yarn Christmas trees that take minutes to create. To make your own, you will need several bundles of yarn in festive colors, pieces of cardboard, round wooden discs, wooden skewers, an adhesive dot roller, floral cone, jewelry wire, electric drill with small drill bit and a low-temp hot glue gun.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • yarn bundle
  • cardboard
  • electric drill + small drill bit
  • low-temp hot glue gun

Make Pom-Pom

Start with a 4-inch piece of cardboard (Image 1). Wrap the yarn around the cardboard about 75 times to ensure a nice, full layered look (Image 2). Snip the yarn from the bundle with scissors and carefully remove it from the cardboard. Next, place the bundle on a table so the loops are facing a horizontal direction and fold a 14-inch piece of crafting wire in half (Image 3). Wrap the wire around the center of the yarn bundle (Image 4) and twist all the way to the bottom. Lastly, cut the yarn on both sides (Image 5).

Trim Tree + Drill Base

Use scissors to trim the yarn so that it resembles a tree from bottom to top (Image 1). Next, prepare the base by drilling a small hole halfway through the center of a round wooden disc using an electric drill with a small drill bit (Image 2). Tip: Use a drill bit that matches the width of the 22-gauge crafting wire. Add a dab of glue from a low-temp hot glue gun (Image 3) and place the wire in the hole. Repeat the process to create more trees, then display and enjoy (Image 4).

Layered Tassel Trees

Colorful Yarn Tassel Trees on Stacked Book Display

Yarn Christmas Tree Ideas

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions for easy yarn Christmas trees that take minutes to create. To make your own, you will need several bundles of yarn in festive colors, pieces of cardboard, round wooden discs, wooden skewers, an adhesive dot roller, floral cone, jewelry wire, electric drill with small drill bit and a low-temp hot glue gun.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • electric drill + small drill bit
  • low-temp hot glue gun
  • scissors

Tier the Tassels

Start by using three pieces of trimmed cardboard: (1) 4-inch vertical piece for the base, (1) 3-1/2-inch vertical piece for the middle and (1) 2-1/2-inch vertical piece for the top (Image 1). Wrap the yarn around the largest cardboard piece about 50 times (Image 2). Next, use a matching piece of yarn to tie a knot around the top of the bundle (Image 3) and use scissors to cut across the bottom (Image 4). Then, wrap a 4-inch piece of matching yarn a half-inch down from the top of the yarn bundle with a double knot (Image 5). Repeat the above steps to make the middle and top tassels.

Make Base

Start by drilling a small hole halfway through the center of a round wooden disc using a small drill bit (Image 1). Next, twist a 7-inch wooden skewer into the drilled hole to secure the base (Image 2). Assemble the tassel layers by pushing the larger tassel to the bottom, then the middle tassel and smallest tassel on top (Image 3). Make a few and group them together for a cute tabletop display (Image 4).

Floral Cone Trees

Colorful Yarn Wrapped Floral Cone Trees on Table Display

Yarn Christmas Tree Ideas

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions for easy yarn Christmas trees that take minutes to create. To make your own, you will need several bundles of yarn in festive colors, pieces of cardboard, round wooden discs, wooden skewers, an adhesive dot roller, floral cone, jewelry wire, electric drill with small drill bit and a low-temp hot glue gun.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

Wrap Cone + Display

Add a layer of adhesive dot glue around the base of the floral cone (Image 1). Next, wrap the yarn evenly around the base of the cone and build upward from there (Image 2). Note: Keep pushing the yarn down to keep the layers tight and add a dot of glue where needed. Once the cone is wrapped, add a layer of glue around the top of the cone (Image 3). Lastly, wrap the yarn at the top into a coiled shape, adhere it with glue and snip the end with scissors (Image 4). Group the trees together to create a festive forest display (Image 5).

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