Make Yarn Trees for Modern Winter Decor

When Husband and I first got married, we made a lot of our Christmas decorations. One of the things I made was a set of garland trees much like the ones in this tutorial. So when I was approached to participate in the blogger challenge for HGTV’s Holiday House, I thought it would be fun to share this super easy technique for some more modern winter decor. If you like this project, check out my entire mantel design for the Blogger Challenge with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and HGTV Holiday House.

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For this project you’ll need a foam cone, chunky yarn, pins, a glue gun and scissors.

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Start by tying a knot in the end of the yarn, and then sticking a pin through the knot that you’ve made.

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Stick the pin into the top of the tree. Then, cover the top of the tree with hot glue.

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Repeatedly wrap the yarn around and over the top until you can no longer see the green.

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After that, continue wrapping down the base of the tree.

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Use hot glue intermittently as you work your way down the base to make sure that it can’t easily unravel and won’t slide.

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When you reach the bottom of the cone, add one last bit of hot glue.

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Cut the yarn and tie a knot in the end.

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Stick another pin through the knot, and use it to attach the end of the yarn to the cone.


  • chunky-weight yarn
  • foam cone
  • pins


  • scissors
  • glue gun
About Hannah B. Slaughter 


I’m a graphic designer for HGTV and DIY who loves taking something old, making it new and then adding sparkle. Weekend activities include thrifting with my handsome husband, writing for ...

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2 Responses

  1. Starr Hansell says:

    You could also wrap tiny colored lights or white lights for at night????

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