Make a Shades of Fall Yarn Topiary for your Thanksgiving centerpiece

These Shades of Fall Yarn Topiaries are like the favorite sweater you reach for when there’s a nip in the air. They’re warm and cozy, with lots of texture and beautiful fall colors. It’s easy enough to wind the yarn ‘round & round — the texture of STYROFOAM Brand Foam grips the yarn to help keep it in place.  Once you’re done wrapping your cones, keep going with your leftover yarn and make our Shades of Fall Yarn Wreath. The complete ensemble will really warm up a room!

So cozy, and I love the fall colors and yummy textures. So perfect for fall!  Just wrap your yarn around a cone of Styrofoam brand foam -- full details on

This wreath is so yummy for fall! Stunning combo of gorgeous colors and pretty felt flowers.

Make this yummy, Shades of Fall Yarn Wreath, to complete your Shades of Fall Yarn Topiary ensemble.

We have more news today, too, as we begin to gear up for the busiest crafting season of the year – Christmas! So, be sure to read to the end for another cozy craft idea, and how you might win an inspiring prize package.

To make a Shades of Fall Yarn Topiary, you will need:Craft a beautiful fall topiary from yarn

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” cone (or other size of your choice)
  • Yarn, 4 – 5 styles and textures in coordinating colors
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Optional: Terra cotta pot; felt; buttons
  • Tools needed: Straight pins; scissors

To make the Shades of Fall Yarn Topiary:

1. Pin and glue one end of yarn to the bottom edge of the cone.

2. Wind the yarn around the cone, making sure there is no space between the rows. Secure with small dabs of glue as you go; if needed, add a pin while glue dries.

3. Continue to wrap the cone, alternating yarn and sizes of stripes till cone is covered. Wind yarn around the top of cone, too.


1. Display on a terra cotta pot.

2. Add felt & button embellishments:

  • Cut felt circles from 3 – 4 colors of felt: cut seven or more 1 ¾” circles; 11 or more 1 ¼” circles; and 12 or more 1” circles.
  • Glue together two circles of different sizes; glue button in the center. Repeat till you’ve made 15 pairs of circles. Let dry.
  • Pin and glue felt circles onto yarn cone.

Here’s another fall decorating idea for you — this Felt Pinecone Wreath would be pretty all fall & winter long. Kathleen George shares her techniques for making this wreath in the December 2011 issue of Create & Decorate magazine. If you like cozy crafts like this one, you’ll want to pick up this issue. Or, tell us where you go for your holiday crafting inspiration and you can win the December 2011 issue of Create & Decorate!

Make a Christmas wreath from felt

This beautiful Felt Pinecone Wreath is from the December 2011 issue of Create & Decorate magazine.

Win a holiday magazine

Tell us where you go for your Christmas crafting inspiration and you might win this issue of Create & Decorate magazine.

Do you have a favorite go-to magazine, blog, web site or other source for your creative ideas? I’d love to know! Tell me where you go for your craft ideas and win our prize package:

  • The December 2011 issue of Create & Decorate
  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam to make the Felt Pinecone Wreath (wreath ring and two eggs)
  • Craft apron with adjustable strap and two roomy pockets

You have through this weekend, Sunday, November 6, to answer our question. I’ll announce the winner next Tuesday, November 8.

Thank you for sharing.


Happy crafting!


P.S. Speaking of inspiration, do you subscribe to our Craft Club newsletter? Our newsletter readers are the first to see some of our best new project ideas. We’re preparing our holiday issue right now, and I hope you’ll sign up so you don’t miss out!

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15 Responses to Make a Shades of Fall Yarn Topiary for your Thanksgiving centerpiece

  1. Found you on the inspiration board at Homework. This topiary is fabulous. I really love the colous and the use of buttons. Wonderfully original! Lou

  2. Sharon! I adore these topiaries!!! Just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring them on my Everything Thanksgiving Celebration wrap-up party tomorrow!!! Thank you so so much for linking them up!

  3. OOOHHH those trees look like fun…they’d be great on a nature table too 🙂

  4. Sharon…These are wonderful. For some reason, I’m currently in to wrapping things in yarn, so these are right up my alley. I love One Pretty Thing (which is how I came over to your sight) because she gathers everything up from all over the web, and I also enjoy BH&G Special Publications.

  5. Stephanie B. says:

    My craft ideas come from blogs like yours. I have many websites/blogs bookmarked so I can go back and look at them and possibly try them. Craft Gossip is something I get in my email that gave me your information and I have found many of the crafts from there that I ended up bookmarking.

  6. Stephanie B. says:

    I really like thse topiaries and if I could find the time I would make a couple. I am bookmarking your page, very inspired!

  7. Lisa Malachinski says:

    What a fun topiary. The wreaths are wonderful too.
    Right now most of my craft ideas are coming from the different newsletters and blogs I like to check out. These give me an idea to make and create for the local craftshows I do.
    Thanks for your inspiration!

  8. Julie Stewart says:

    Love all these great Ideas! I’ve been putting Halloween stuff away and hauling out other decorations so timing is perfect. I’m feeling the urge to ck my yarn supply! 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Julie. I hope you’ll add our topiaries and/or wreath to your fall decor! And if you do, please share a photo of your creations on our Facebook page @StyroCrafts. Sharon

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