Monday, November 18, 2013

DIY Yarn Trees


My holiday decorations look very confusing right now. I have some fall, some Christmas and I am embarrassed to say Halloween. I have some work to do.

I am having to much fun making Christmas decorations though. I think this is my week to get organized and bring out all the Christmas decor. It doesn't feel like Christmas is that close but the calendar says otherwise.

Here are some cute yarn trees I made. They are really easy and you could pick any colors to match your decorations.

DIY yarn trees - the colored door

I started with card stock and rolled it up into a cone shape. I taped it then cup off the excess (sorry I don't have a picture of that). Then I untaped it and used it as a template to make more. I picked card stock colors that matched the yarn I was going to use, so you wouldn't see the card stock underneath the yarn.

DIY yarn trees - the colored door

Here is my collection of unfinished trees.

DIY yarn trees - the colored door

I left a hole at the top ( I actually couldn't get it tighter at the top, but it worked in my favor). I put the string through the hole and hot glued it toward the bottom of the cone. Then I just starting wrapping from the top and hot glued every couple of rows. I made sure not to pull the yarn tight, I liked the softer thicker look of the yarn.
DIY yarn trees - the colored door

To finish the smooth ones I hot glued the end of the string right along the bottom edge. For the chunkier ones I randomly wrapped the yarn over top the smooth yarn and then hot glued the end underneath the cone.

DIY yarn trees - the colored door

I made them for the girls rooms so they could have some festive decorations, but I really like them at the kitchen table. I love nontraditional Christmas colors.

DIY yarn trees - the colored door

I was going to make all of them "chunky"but once I finished the first layer I loved the smooth look. I really like both of them.

DIY yarn trees - the colored door



DIY yarn trees- the colored door

DIY yarn trees - the colored door

Are you getting your Holiday decorations out?

Have a wonderful Day!


The Silly Pearl

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12 comments:

  1. I love it! I think that it is soo difficult to get a new twist on christmas decorations and you managed wonderfully!

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  2. Love it!! If you haven’t already I would love for you to link up to this weeks linky party on my blog so you can share it. http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/11/18/teach-tuesday-42/

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  3. Wow I LOVE these!! So simple and cute, and totally loving the yarn look :) Thanks for sharing! Pinning now to my 'Crafty Christmas' board!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

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  4. Love this! And I love how you did use a paper cone vs Styrofoam! The chunky yarn is too cute!

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  5. I finally took down my fall stuff the other day... it's a mix of Holidays here as well! Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday! I featured you in this weeks roundup! You can see the post here http://www.ohmy-creative.com/holiday-crafts/christmas/21-handmade-holiday-crafts/

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Susan

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  6. These little trees are fabulous and so easy! We start decorating for Christmas Thanksgiving weekend. I will have to pick up some yarn and make these for my mantel.
    Cheers,
    Stephanie

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  7. Hey Tammy! It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop each Friday until Christmas and share your creations! These are so cute! I love wrapping things in yarn. I used yarn last year instead of ribbon for my presents and it was so fun. I made those little pom poms are they were so cute....just very hard to open...scissors were needed :)
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/11/the-merriest-blog-hop-week-1.html

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  8. That is just too darn cute...thank you for sharing these little jewels with us at Twirl and Take a Bow! Hope to see you again on Tuesday! ~Tammy

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  9. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! Yarn feels so cozy... What a perfect decoration for winter!

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  10. SO cute! They kind of remind me of the cute little trees on the old Rudolph movie.

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  11. Oh the cuteness! I love the colors!
    Featured you today at Project Inspire{d}. Thanks so much for linking up, as always! http://www.sillypearl.com/2013/12/project-inspired-link-party-more-than.html

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  12. These are ah-dorable!!
    Thank you for linking up at our Holiday link party! And thank you for the lovely inspiration! :)
    -Jane @ urbnejane.com

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