About 2 years ago, I made smaller yarn wrapped trees for our old apartment. I decided to re-create them this year, and give them some color for Christmas!
These are super simple, thrifty, and so cute! Instead of using expensive Styrofoam, I went to the Dollar Store and bought some poster board. They weren’t even a dollar a piece! I rolled them up until they came to a point, hot glued down the seam, and cut off the excess paper.
I used old yarn I had in my “stash” (does anyone else have a “stash” of yarn that’s been accumulating for years? Am I the only one?) to make this project. I just threaded it in the little top hole, and started hot gluing from there. If you hot glue on the seam, then you will keep all of the mess in the back. Because it totally doesn’t matter if the back of your project looks like this:
As long as the front looks good! Once you get down to the bottom, just carefully trim the excess poster board with some scissors.
And repeat! These are actually pretty big – you’ll see them in comparison when I share my whole mantel. The blue one is about 1.5 feet tall!
I love the warm and cozy texture of the yarn!
Simple, thrifty, and super cute!
Will you try this? You can try so many different colors too – or do combinations of colors! There’s millions of possibilities with all of the yarn selection in the stores (or in “your stash”)
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