Christmas Tree Cones

3 Materials
25 Minutes

Create beautiful yarn-wrapped Christmas Tree Cones in all sizes and colors for your Christmas holiday home decor. This tutorial shows you step by step how to wrap yarn on different sized cones and add embellishments to fit your personal holiday decorating style.

Gather Up Your Supplies

Christmas Tree Cones are super fun and easy to make! Plus, you can coordinate these with any decor style in your home.

Materials Needed:

  • Styrofoam Cones ( these can be found online, Michaels, and even some Dollar Tree stores)
  • Yarn – any kind will do. I used $10 yarn to $1 yarn to make mine. Use a coupon!
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue sticks
  • Pom Poms
  • Any other embellishments ( I used cute multi-colored jingle bells on one)
  • Wooden dowels
  • Wood base, or even wood bark coasters
  • Drill to drill a hole for the dowel to rest in.
Making The Base

To begin, I drilled a hole in my base the same size as the dowel to support the weight of the cone. Once the cone is wrapped you will need to make sure it has support to hold the weight of the glue and the yarn.I chose to use scarp wood in 2.5 by 2.5-inch squares to make my bases for my trees.

Prepping the Cone Tree

Once the hole was drilled, I put the dowel inside flush to the bottom.Next, I prepared my cone for the yarn.I started at the bottom and went slowly gluing the yarn around the base of the tree.

Laying out the yarn

Make sure you pull enough slack of yarn as you are wrapping. I found this helped me to adhere to the yarn faster as the hot glue dries quickly.

Wrapping the Yarn

Then work your way up to the cone tree gluing periodically to keep the yarn secure. I would wrap the yarn a few times and glue, and sometimes overlapped the yarn and crossed it over as I worked covering any gaps or areas revealing the styrofoam.

Adding Embellishments to the Trees

Once you have wrapped the entire cones with yarn, you can then go back and add embellishments such as pom poms or even jingle bells.

I used both in a mix of the Christmas Tree Cones I created for my home.

Since I used these as holiday home decor in several places in my home, I coordinated the embellishments to match my decor for the room I intended to place them.

I think they came out super cute.

Styling the Cones

Here’s a look at how I placed the darker green trees in a room with silver and gold decor. I added them with a variety of tree and cone shapes and even a finial to complete the look. I just really love them sitting on the old cedar chest coffee table.

In the Kitchen

In our kitchen and coffee bar area, we have a more traditional vibe happening with bright colors and pops of red and white. The pom pom trees went extremely well in this area!

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Layne Dasher
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