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.
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.
Here is my collection of unfinished trees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you getting your Holiday decorations out?
Have a wonderful Day!
The Silly Pearl
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