Don’t you love making something special from nearly nothing? Like the t-shirt wall art I made using old t-shirts. Today, designer Patty Schaffer repurposes a few old t-shirts to make these Christmas Tree Cones. First, you’ll make t-shirt yarn from old t-shirts. Then, it’s on to making the T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Tree Topiaries. We found several of our shirts at a Goodwill Store, so if you don’t have what you need at hand, scout around. I’m sure you’ll find what you need for just a dollar or two.
To make T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Tree Cones, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” and 9” cones
- Three t-shirts in different shades and patterns of green
- One red t-shirt
- White buttons
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; red, pearl head pins
To make T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Tree Cones:
1. First, you’re going to cut up your t-shirts to make t-shirt yarn. If you’ve not made t-shirt yarn before, don’t worry — it’s very easy to do. Mollie Makes has a tutorial for making t-shirt yarn that’s will have this step wrapped up in 10 minutes or so.
2. Pin one end of the yarn onto the top of a cone of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, and randomly wrap the yarn around the cone. When you come to the end of the strand of t-shirt yarn, pin and glue the end to the cone. Repeat for the next strand of t-shirt yarn, and as you wrap, be sure to wrap over the pins. Keep wrapping ‘round and ‘round till the cone is covered.
3. Pin on buttons with red, pearl head pins.
4. Optional: Wrap the red t-shirt yarn around the cone like a garland.
5. Cut five lengths of t-shirt yarn, form each into a loop, and pin to the top of the cone. Pin on “tails” to add streamers.
And that’s it. Are you ready to dig through your t-shirt drawer to make a T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Cone?
Summer is drawing to a close, and so are Tinsel Tuesdays. I’ll have one more Tinsel Tuesday next week, and then we’ll really get into the holiday swing. I’ve been planning the upcoming posts for Crafts ‘n Coffee and I adore some of the new projects I’ll be featuring! I have a few new ideas on my craft table, too, so stay tuned . . . (you know how I love a few good candy corn crafts . . .)