November 27, 2012

Yarn Wrapped Trees

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! Smile  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”) Winking smile


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  1. The look is so clean and modern, I love it!

  2. These are so cute. I love the colors. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  3. As always…adorable! I’ve seen these everywhere and feel like I have to give in and make some 🙂

  4. I love them! I am really in to trees this year and this would be perfect on my desk.

    I am having a blog social on Saturday I would love for you to stop over and link your cute piece of blogland. Hop on over and grab my social hop button and join us!

    Have a crazy beautiful day!

  5. I love these! I did some in felted sweaters but I like this because it is so versatile and you can do almost anything depending on the yarn!

  6. I love Christmas trees! I made some fabric ones last year, but I love the yarn alternative! Your colors are super pretty too. 🙂

  7. These are so cool! I love how it can go with a more contemporary decor and then be oomphed up to be a little more glamorous by just adding a little bling! Love it!

    Linking back from Serenity now

  8. This is great! I just finished a yarn wrapped wreathe project and these little trees were next on my to-do list!
    I love the colors you picked, would match my living room perfectly!

  9. I have a huge yarn stash so I think I’ll make a few of these – yours look so nice!

  10. Yes, I will try this. I have some yarn (couldn’t seem to get the hang of knitting!). And I’m really into making small trees this year. This style is pretty and yet so simple, and I appreciate the tip about where to hot glue.

  11. Also, I am pinning a photo of your three trees on my Pinterest board for Tabletop Trees.

  12. LOVE the color combo. Cute and easy idea:) Saw your post over at Someday Crafts.

  13. These trees are so cute! I’m going to try this. I have so much yarn right now.

  14. Love the simple beauty of the trees. And I love that you can make them any color you want, gives you such ersatility. Visiting via Tatertots and Jello.

  15. love these! I have just made some mini ones using yarn and a paper plate cut in half

    would love it if you could share this on my link party @

    Natasha xx

  16. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    I love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration..


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