Sometimes when I look at pretty yarn, I wish I could knit or crochet (I’ve tried, but that’s another story for another day). Other times, I think of something else I could make with the yarn, like these Fall Yarn & Felt Leaf Topiaries. All of the pretty colors of fall are wrapped up in these tabletop trees. I’m a sucker for pompoms, too, and topped each tree with a fluffy pompom. I finished the Fall Topiaries with felt leaves, and I bet you’ll have at least a dozen more ways to decorate these trees. There’s a little mini round up of more fall crafts, so read on.
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To make a Fall Yarn & Felt Leaf Topiary, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” and 12” cones
- Yarn (I used pumpkin orange and a variegated yarn that I found at Hobby Lobby)
- Felt in coordinating colors
- Cardboard scrap
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; plastic knife; straight pins; sewing machine & thread
To make a Fall Yarn & Felt Leaf Topiary:
1. Using the plastic knife, spread a 1 – 2” band of glue around the bottom of a foam cone. Pin the yarn at the bottom of the cone, and wrap the yarn neatly around the cone. Continue to add white glue as you work your way up the cone. If needed, pin the yarn in place while the glue dries.
2. At the top of the cone, spread glue and then coil the yarn around.
3. Make the felt leaf garland:
- Cut leaves from felt, using pattern.
- Chain stitch leaves together, with about 1” – 1-1/2” between each leaf.
- The garland on the 12” cone is made with 16 leaves.
4. Wrap the garland around the cone, gluing leaves in place. Or, cut the leaves apart and glue them individually to the tree, like I did on the 9″ cone.
5. Wrap yarn around a 2” wide cardboard scrap about 30 times. Slip the cardboard from the yarn, and tightly tie a length of yarn around the middle. Clip the yarn loops to form a pompom. If needed, trim the pompom to adjust the size and shape. Glue to the top of the tree.
Yarn crafts are perfect for this time of year, and here are three more yarn crafts you might like.
If you’re looking for more Fall Topiaries, I’ve linked up a few below.
How would you decorate the Yarn & Felt Leaf Topiaries?
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