How to Make Cute Yarn Christmas Tree Cushion Covers

4 Materials
3 Hours

What I love about Christmas is that I get to try all my creative ideas that I have been waiting to make for a year.

I try and make something every single day in the run-up to the holiday. Each year the decor and things at home are different. Every corner of my home looks Christmassy.

Today's project was a bit taxing but I loved making it and it looks super cute. I used colored yarn to craft Christmas tree cushion covers:

How to make yarn Christmas trees on a cushion cover

Tools and materials:

  • Plain cushion cover
  • Yarn
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Craft knife
  • Glue
Sketching out the Christmas trees

1. Outline the Christmas trees

Take any plain cushion cover and outline some template of trees. I drew 5 trees of different sizes.

2. Wind the yarn

Take a popsicle stick and wind the yarn around as per the length of the tree.

Gluing the base to the cushion cover

3. Glue the base to the cushion cover

Apply glue on the base and stick it to the cushion cover.

Cutting the top with a craft knife

4. Cut the top

Cut the top with a craft knife and remove the popsicle stick. This is how it looks.

Making a yarn Christmas tree

Repeat this process until you finish the whole tree.

Making a bigger Christmas tree

5. Repeat for the other Christmas trees

Now I have taken a broader/jumbo popsicle stick so my tree branches look longer. Wind the wool around and this time when sticking, move the popsicle forward and stick.

Creating more Christmas trees

The yarn falls flat and looks longer in length due to the broader popsicle stick, which gives a different effect.

Repeat the same steps. Leave a little space between while sticking the next row, so that the yarn will fall flat to create that look.

Christmas trees in different colors

Use different colors for the trees. You can also stick the yarn very close to each other to create a dense look, or flat look, etc. Be creative and make any pattern you like.

DIY Christmas tree cushion cover

Yarn Christmas tree cushion covers

Voila.....your beautiful fluffy yarn Christmas tree cushion cover is ready.

Yarn Christmas tree cushion cover

It looks so beautiful and different, plus it's handmade. What do you think of this yarn Christmas tree cushion cover? Let me know in the comments below.

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Suggested materials:
  • Plain cushion cover   (home)
  • Woolen yarn   (craft store)
  • Glue gun   (stash)
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  • Spikecatz Spikecatz on Dec 23, 2022

    I want to try this technique! I have wanted to do something different.

    My question is about the glue. What type of stick? How heavily did you need to apply it?

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