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Decorative Cone Holiday Yarn Trees

Looking for an easy way to decorate for the holidays? Well, it doesn’t get any simpler than my Holiday Yarn Trees! Just wrap some poster board with fun yarn textures and display! For more easy holiday ideas see my Christmas page. 

holiday cone tree, yarn tree

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One of the best ways to bring some festive cheer into your home during the holiday season is by making your own decorations!

If you’re looking for a super simple and budget-friendly DIY project, why not try making some holiday yarn trees? These cute and colorful trees can be made in just a few easy steps, and they add a cozy touch to any room. Plus, these cuties are a kid-friendly craft to do with kids!

To make these decorative cone trees for Christmas, start by gathering some materials such as posterboard, heavy cardstock, and/or foam cones and make them in 3 different sizes. Use colorful yarn in various shades, glue, and scissors.

Begin by applying a small amount of glue to the bottom of the cone and securing one end of the yarn to it. Then, gently wrap the yarn around the cone, covering it completely until it reaches the top.

You can experiment with different wrapping patterns such as crisscrossing or spiraling to create unique textures.

Once you’ve finished wrapping the yarn around each cone, trim any excess and secure the loose end with another dab of glue.

Now comes the fun part – decorating! You can personalize each tree with ornaments like small baubles or beads that complement your chosen color scheme.

Add a festive touch by attaching mini pom-poms or tinsel strands onto each tree using hot glue.

Arrange these handmade holiday yarn trees on an entryway table or mantel for an eye-catching display that will catch everyone’s attention this holiday season!

fox holiday wreath, fox bottle brush tree yarn wreath, christmas fox wreath

You may have noticed my post with the Fox Holiday Wreath, you would have seen these three easy trees in action! I needed something to compliment my wreath.

No need to buy these cute Christmas cone trees this year make them yourself! Here’s how you make them!

Holiday Yarn Trees



posterboard tree

Roll your poster board into a cone with a tight point. Hot glue the flap side down tight.

Trim the bottom flat so the cone will stand up level and straight.

yarn cone

Add hot glue to the tip of the cone or inside the tip, let it dry, and start wrapping. I added a line of glue about an inch long horizontally down the cone as I wrap to keep the yarn snug. Glue the end to the bottom.

For the white cone, I wrapped the baker’s twine crisscross in an argyle pattern. Glue on your dingle ball trim or just leave them plain, and that’s it! So easy and fast to make! Check out my matching Sweet Fox Holiday Wreath tutorial, it’s super easy to make as well!


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Simple Sweet Holiday Yarn Trees, cone trees


  1. Kim, these are adorable and go perfect with your wreath!! Thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY On! We were so happy to have you and hope you’ll link up next month with your Organization Project!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House

  2. These are so cute! I definitely need to make some of these to add to my Christmas decor this year. :)

  3. I love how these turned out! My favorite is the green one with the trim. Love the texture!

  4. Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  5. So pretty and so easy! I think I will do these with my four year old. I love crafty projects that we can do together that (at least are potentially) elegant.

    If you’re interested, I’d love to have you join my Yarn Fanatic Party!

  6. Love these sweet decorations. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I will feature your craftiness on Monday xo

  7. Kim, these are darling! Thank you for sharing your simple and beautiful idea. Pinned!

  8. Super darling!! Thanks for sharing on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday – I’m def pinning these on the highlights board! :)

  9. Love this! Thanks for sharing! Also, wanted to let you know I have a link party on Wednesday, hope to see you there! Can’t wait to party with you at

  10. The trees are so cute! I love the fox wreath as well.
    ~Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House

  11. You have made the cutest holiday decorations! Wow!

  12. I think I need to make some of these! We have a few empty spots on our kitchen bar (Christmas decoration central!) and those would look great in a group there!

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