Another Fall Topiary to DIY, and other cozy crafts

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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Pretty fall topiaries made with yarn and felt.

Use your favorite yarn to DIY these Fall Yarn & Felt Leaf Topiaries.

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.

Love the pompom toppers and felt leaves on these Fall Yarn Topiaries.

I decorated these tabletop topiaries with felt leaves and pompom toppers. How would you decorate them?

Yarn crafts are perfect for this time of year, and here are three more yarn crafts you might like.

Cozy yarn crafts - perfect for fall!

“Autumn Welcome” Yarn Wreath

'Autumn Welcome' Yarn Wreath in gorgeous shades of fall. A thick, chunky yarn is the secret to making a quick yarn wreath. Love the acorns, too.

Shades of Fall Yarn Wreath

DIY yarn wreath tutorial for fall

Shades of Fall Yarn Wreath

Shades of Fall Yarn Topiaries

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

If you’re looking for more Fall Topiaries, I’ve linked up a few below.

Easy, DIY ideas for fall decor on

Burlap & Ruffles Topiary


Fringed Burlap & Jute Rope Topiaries

Make these pretty fall topiaries in just an hour or two!

Fringed Burlap & Jute Rope Topiaries

Rustic, Corrugated Cardboard Topiary

An easy way to add a rustic touch for your fall decorating. Tutorial on

Textured Tabletop Fall Trees

Tabletop Fall Trees

You and Mother Nature can pull together these Tabletop Fall Trees.

Twine Topiary

Pretty! Easy enough that you can make a pair or more in an afternoon.

Cozy Yarn Topiaries

DIY fall topiaries made from yarn.

Have fun mixing & matching colors and textures to create your Shades of Fall Yarn Topiary.

Pretty fall topiaries made with yarn and felt.

Felt and yarn are made for fall crafting!

How would you decorate the Yarn & Felt Leaf Topiaries?

Happy crafting.

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7 Responses to Another Fall Topiary to DIY, and other cozy crafts

  1. Pingback: Easy No-Knit Yarn Crafts for Fall – Knitting

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    Sharon, you always share the best creative crafts with us! You are doing a super job! I adore the new Textured Tabletop Fall Trees. The cardinal one could be used from autumn to winter to spring. There is something here for everyone to make.

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I’m so glad you think so, Angie. I love to share lots of different ideas, so that there might be something for everyone. Kathleen George did a beautiful job on those Textured Tabletop Fall Trees, didn’t she. Craft on, Angie!

  3. LOVELOVELOVE the rich Fall colors on the Yarn and Felt Leaf Topiaries!!! So pretty!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Barb! Once I found the raspberry felt, I knew it was meant to be. I love that punchy of pink! Any signs of fall up your way? Happy fall crafting! Sharon

  4. Anne Haun says:

    Your projects just keep getting better and better!

    • Sharon says:

      Awww, thank you! You know mine are always the easy ones, and I’m so grateful to other craft designers who share their projects here, too. Craft on! Sharon

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