Christmas Trees Cone Decor
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.
I have been wanting to create yarn-wrapped Christmas Tree Cones for awhile now.
In fact, a confession that I never got around it for the past two years. So this year while perusing the aisles of Michals crafts, there in all their glory, were two beautiful fluffy red yarn wrapped trees with white poms.
They were perfect!
The pom trees were bright and cheery and even had the perfect amount of fun and whimsy I was looking for. And of course, like any other crafter, I knew I could totally make them.
Who hasn’t had that crafty thought before?
But these were done, and on sale, so I immediately put two in my cart. And continued my craft shopping.
Making Christmas Tree Cones
After about fifteen minutes of walking around, thinking of my other craft projects, I realized the Christmas Tree cones I put in my cart would be about $14 each. Not bad, even at a sale price for something done.
But I couldn’t bring myself to keep them. I mean, I knew I could make these pretty eaisly, and cheaper than the cost of the two in my cart.
So, I put them back. Grabbed some supplies, and got excitedly motivated!
For around $20 bucks, I had five cones I could make, and would still have plenty of supplies left to make more.
And I am going to teach you how to make them yourself for about $3 a cone tree!
I recently shared my process for making the Christmas Tree Cone on my Facebook page where I go live showing new craft ideas. If you don’t follow me there, I’d love to have you over there in our community. I am also sharing new craft ideas.
Below is the video I created showing my process
Once you have all the materials you will need to set up an area to create.
in this video to see how I have it set up! I absolutely love the Dreambox setup. It really makes crafting so much more fun!
- 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 Cones
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.
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.
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.
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 Christmas Tree Cones
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.
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 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!
You can snag the Gingerbread Wood Sign kit from my shop!