DIY Yarn Christmas Tree Decor

A few weeks ago, I saw some gorgeous crocheted Christmas trees.  I wanted to make my own, but there was just one problem: I don’t crochet.  So, being the crazy lady that I am, I set out to create some yarn Christmas tree decor that did not involve any sewing.  And, guess what?  I love the way they turned out!

Easy Knotted Yarn Christmas Tree Decor {OneCreativeMommy.com} DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

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The candy cane colored tree and the red tree are both made with a knotted yarn method, and the white tree is created in a totally different way.  (I’ll be sharing that tutorial–which is perfect for kids–on Juggling Act Mama next week.)

Easy Knotted Yarn Christmas Tree Decor

Easy Knotted Yarn Christmas Tree Decor {OneCreativeMommy.com} DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

Materials:

  • 1 large foam cone
  • 2 skeins of yarn (you will use about 1 1/2 for a the large cone)
  • 600-800 satin pins (I used extra long, but regular would have worked also)
  • Large Solo cup and red yarn (optional for stand)
  • Fabric scissors

Easy Knotted Yarn Christmas Tree Decor {OneCreativeMommy.com} DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

Instructions:

  1. Cut yarn into 6-8″ lengths.  (Long enough that you can tie a knot.  The more nimble your fingers, the shorter you can cut the yarn.)
  2. Tie each length into a single knot with a loop at the bottom.

Easy Knotted Yarn Christmas Tree Decor {OneCreativeMommy.com} DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

  1. Starting at the bottom of the cone, hang each loop over the edge and secure it with a single pin through the knot and into the cone.
  2. Continue around the bottom with a single layer of loops.  When you pin, line up the bottoms of the loops, not the knots.
  3. Start the next row of loops 1/2 to 1″ above the first, but lay the loops so that they fit in between the loops below. (The pattern will be staggered.)
  4. Continue creating new rows all the way to the top of the cone.
  5. When you get to the very top of the cone, trim the yarn edges that go above the top so that they are even with the top of the cone.
  6. Pin a final layer of loops into the top of the cone.  (The loops will stick straight out to the sides.)  Train loops down with a rubber band over night.
  7. If they still stick up, tack them down loosely with pins.  (Don’t push the pins in all the way.)

Easy Knotted Yarn Christmas Tree Decor {OneCreativeMommy.com} DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

Easy (and Cheap) Pedestals
  • You can use these trees with or without pedestals.  Some inexpensive pedestal ideas include:
  • Spray painted candlesticks
  • Small containers wrapped with yarn
  • Red Solo cup with yarn wrapped around the bottom to cover the white edge

Easy Yarn Christmas Tree Decor {OneCreativeMommy.com} DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

As usual, I made all the mistakes on this one so that you don’t have to.  If you are doing a large cone, just trust me that one skein of yarn will not be enough.  I got three quarters of the way to the top when I ran out of yarn.  I tried taking it apart and moving the rows farther apart, but I still ran out of yarn.  Just buy two so that you don’t have to run back and forth to the store like I did!

Easy Yarn Christmas Tree Decor {OneCreativeMommy.com} DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

Have fun!  I love these because I’m always looking for tall decorations.

Easy Yarn Christmas Tree Decor {OneCreativeMommy.com} DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

Thanks for stopping by today.  While you’re here, check out some of my other ideas for Christmas.

Easy Terra Cotta Snowman Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com--Closeup of face

Easy Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Trifle Recipe {Use your favorite cake mix, candy canes and Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits for this quick Christmas dessert} OneCreativeMommy.com

Quick and Easy Marshmallow Snowman Kid's Craft--Perfect for family gatherings and Christmas parties. {OneCreativeMommy.com}

Heidi

Comments

  1. That’s fun! It looks like a lot of work! :)
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  2. Heidi, these trees are so cute! :)
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  3. That looks like so much work!! super cute!

  4. Super cute trees! They are so festive and fun! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!
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  5. This is super cute! We would love to have you share them at our link up party Found & Foraged this Friday at 8PM Central Time (normally it starts on Saturday at 8PM, but this week only it starts on Friday). I hope you can make it over to http://houseofhipsters.com/
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  6. These are great and so cute for Christmas
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  7. Adorable! I love Christmas crafts! Just popping in from BeForever31.com after seeing you on the Strut your Stuff link up!
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  8. These are great. I love the colors you picked.
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  9. This is soooooo cool! Pinning! Thanks so much for linking up at Found & Foraged! We hope to see you again this Saturday at 8PM CT…yet, back to normal time again this week! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!
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