How to Make DIY Yarn Christmas Trees For the Holidays

7 Materials
30 Minutes

This DIY yarn Christmas tree is really simple to create - you can even make them with your kids. All you need are some cereal boxes and some thick, fluffy yarn. Let's get started with this super-easy winter craft!

How to make yarn Christmas trees

Tools and materials:

  • Cereal box or similar
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Thick yarn
  • Hot glue gun
  • Embellishments
Making a cone shape out of a box

1. Make the cone shape out of a box

Start with a cereal box, or a similar type, like this cracker box.

Rolling the box to loosen it

Roll the box to loosen it and make it easier to work with.

Rolling the card into a cone

Then roll into a cone shape. I started by putting the top together first. You want a tall, narrow cone. I tried making a shorter/wider one, but this was the look I was going for.

Tape together with painter's tape, or something similar. Check to make sure it sits flat.

Gluing the yarn to the cone

2. Glue the yarn to the cone

Use hot glue to apply thick yarn. Start at the bottom, cover the edge completely, and work your way to the top. Make sure to keep the yarn close together.

Thick yarn for the DIY project

Where to find thick yarn

Here are the two types of yarn I used: Chenille Home Heather and Cozy Blanket. I purchased mine quite a while ago, but you can find similar types at both Michaels and Walmart.

Gluing the top end of the yarn

When you get to the top, cut the yarn and use hot glue on the end to make sure it doesn't fray.

Decorating the DIY yarn Christmas trees

3. Embellish

Glue embellishment to the top. We used felted and wood balls. A wood star would be cute, too.

DIY yarn Christmas trees

DIY yarn Christmas trees

Place them with a village, on their own, or with whatever fun festive decorations you have!

Are you a visual learner? Click HERE for my quick video instructions.

Find daily DIYs on Instagram @sewbrightcreations and more tutorials on YouTube/sewbrightcreations!

xx Jackie

DIY Christmas Decorations

For more festive decor projects and ideas, discover Hometalk's best DIY cone Christmas trees and DIY mini Christmas tree crafts.

Suggested materials:
  • Yarn   (Michaels)
  • Yarn   (Walmart)
  • Hot Glue
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