Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DIY: Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree

I'm officially in Christmas mode! Too early? No way! My friend, Jess, and I spent last Thursday working on handmade presents and I'm ready to set up my pink tree the day after Thanksgiving... which is NEXT WEEK by the way! Where did the time go?

Anyway, I recently made this simple little Christmas tree and thought I'd share it with you guys! Here's how to make your own...

What you'll need:
  • wire (thick enough to stand by itself and hold the weight of the yarn)
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • yarn

Shape your tree with the wire (if it's already curled like mine, it shouldn't be hard). Hot glue a section of the yarn to the bottom and start wrapping! Once the wire is completely covered, use a little hot glue at the top to secure it.

I think I'll make a few more using different colors. Smaller versions would make great ornaments!


  1. That's so cute!! Time to get into the Christmas mode.... fa la la la la, la la la la la

  2. Adorable. Such a simple idea. I am on a super crazy budget this year as well so the idea will really help my home feel cosy this Christmas. Thanks. :)

    1. I'm glad you like it! I'm all about making decorations with things I already have around the house.

  3. Thanks, Kati! Cute blog! I love the horse print skirt!

  4. This is great. I'm definitely going to make one. Good use for my stash of leftover yarn!

  5. Replies
    1. Hi Katie. I'm really not sure what kind it is. It's just some old wire I had on hand. As long as you use something thick enough to stand by itself once you form the tree, you should be fine. Thanks!

  6. It's genius!!! I love this idea and i'm on the go for wire!! Oh thank you!Its awesome!!


  7. Our Brownie group did this but even easier. twist sparkly pipe cleaners into the tree shape and then slide on beads to decorate the tree. Use a star shaped bead for the top and leave a small loop above it, now you can hang it on the tree or pin it like a brooch.