Wrap up super-easy, Valentine’s Day Yarn Cones

Today I have a super-easy, DIY Valentine’s Day decoration for you. It all started when I spied a “Sweet Roll” of yarn at Jo-Ann Stores. Have you seen Sweet Rolls, or Yarn Cakes? I can walk by a Cinnabon at the airport, but I could not walk by this pretty, pink Sweet Roll. I used it to wrap up my Valentine’s Day Yarn Cones, which also led to the Valentine’s Day Snowman I shared a while back. Here’s they are, all together. (I have a little giveaway, too, so read on . . .)

DIY easy Valentine's Day decor with yarn and Styrofoam

Family fun! Everyone can get in on these yarn projects.

I topped off the Yarn Cones with pink glass knobs from Hobby Lobby (and used a 40% off coupon for them). Later, I saw bags of glittered hearts at the dollar store, and I think those would have been pretty, too.

DIY Valentine's Day Yarn Cones easy Valentine's Day decor

We have these on a little table, but you could display the yarn cones on a mantel, book shelf, counter or dining room table.

Here’s the Sweet Roll that started it all. Can you see why I had to bring it home?

DIY easy yarn crafts

Have you seen these Sweet Rolls or Yarn Cakes in the stores?

To make Valentine’s Day Yarn Cones, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cones in various sizes; I used 9” x 4”, 9” x 5”, & 12” x 4”
  • Yarn, in assorted colors and textures
  • Pink glass knobs, or other toppers, such as glittered hearts
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins
DIY easy Yarn Cones

It’s a pretty simple list of supplies. You don’t need much more than yarn & cones of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

To make Valentine’s Day Yarn Cones:

  1. Pin and glue the end of the yarn to the base of the cone. Wrap the cone till covered. Wind the yarn around the top of the cone, and glue in place. (Hint: If you’re using a Sweet Roll or Yarn Cake, you might find that the colors don’t change fast enough. After I wrapped a section, I cut off the yarn and unwound the Sweet Roll till I came to the next color, and then I started wrapping again.)
  2. If using a glass knob, carefully insert it in the top of the cone, making sure it’s straight. Remove the knob, add glue to the hole, and place the knob back in the hole.
DIY easy Valentine's Day crafts

These were so much fun to make. I hope you make them, too!

I just love how sweet & cozy these all look, not to mention how easy they are. If you’re like me and you’re looking for a stress-free craft, pick up a Sweet Roll and wrap away!

DIY Valentine's Day Snowman easy craft

The Sweet Roll led me to make this soft, chenille yarn Snowman, too.

I have a little Valentine’s Day giveaway to announce, because you are all the best! I have two Valentine’s Day prize packages to give away, and each one contains:

  1. Chocolate & coffee, of course: a jumbo Hershey’s Kiss and Starbuck’s Via packets;
  2. “I Sweat Glitter” water bottle;
  3. Crafty note pads.
Valentine's Day giveaway on CraftsnCoffee.com.

I’m giving away two Valentine’s Day prize packages.

For your chance to win, tell me below what you’re crafting for Valentine’s Day. Please leave a comment by midnight on Monday, February 13. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, February 14.

Happy Valentine’s Day crafting!


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24 Responses to Wrap up super-easy, Valentine’s Day Yarn Cones

  1. Super cute idea. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Jilliann M says:

    Today we made my daughter’s valentine’s for her class. Tomorrow we are going to make a Valentine’s cookie pie!

  3. Mary Lou Pearce says:

    I did a hand-colored canvas of two owls cuddling, add heart embellishments and hanger and have hung it on my side door for decor

  4. Amy Pinion says:

    My Valentine crafting plans are a bulletin board at church, and some chocolate hearts for my hubby.

  5. Janet says:

    I am making bandanas for our new puppy, Delilah. White fabric with red hearts!

  6. Wehaf says:

    These are so charming; my nieces would love them! This month I am crocheting a hat for a friend. It’s not specifically a Valentine’s Day craft, but I hope to have it finished by them

  7. Jenna and I are making Valentine’s Notes for all of her classmates and teachers and then she also wants to make them for a few special people in her life too so we are going to be busy the next few days!
    When she is gone over the weekend I plan to make Valentine’s for the grandchildren, sons and hubby too!
    Thanks for the chance to win this yummy prize package!! Chocolate always makes me happy! ❤

    • Sharon says:

      It sounds like hearts are in the air over there! I loved making valentines when I was in school, and I’m so glad you and Jenna are doing the same! Happy Valentine’s Day crafting! Sharon

      • We sepnt HOURS yesterday making Valentine’s cards for all of her classmates, special friends and family! Today she is right back at it making even more Valentine’s cards! I think we have enough made that she can give one to every resident in town and still have a few leftovers! LOL I absolutely love the time that we spend together and she is SO creative and caring! Have a great weekend!

      • Sharon says:

        What a happy sight! I remember making dozens of valentines when I was a kid, and I loved it. So glad Jenna has found her craft “groove”! Craft on, you two! Sharon

  8. Angie Dyer says:

    Isn’t this yarn just beautiful! I am thinking it is also soft. The trees and snowman are adorable!

    I am going to be making

    Valentine’s Day Popcorn:

    1 bag of microwave popcorn, light or regular butter (full sized, not snack)
    ¾ cup pink chocolate candy melts*
    ½ cup white chocolate candy melts*
    Valentines sprinkles
    Valentines Peanut M&Ms

    Pop the popcorn and remove the unpopped kernels.
    Place the candy melts in small bowls or glass measuring cups, one for each color.
    Microwave the pink candy for 40 seconds then stir, repeat in 20 second intervals until melted and smooth. (takes 1-1½ minutes dependent on melt brand and your microwave).
    Drizzle half over of the bowl of popcorn and toss to coat, Add the remaining pink chocolate candy melt (use a silicone spatula to ensure you get it all out.) Toss the popcorn with your hands until nicely coated. Then spread out onto a large serving platter (or baking sheet, if you are going to bag the popcorn up after).
    Melt the white candy melts and drizzle over the platter of popcorn, immediately top generously with candy sprinkles. They will adhere to the melted white chocolate candy.
    Finally, toss on the M&Ms. Allow the Valentines Popcorn to cool a few minutes before serving.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Angie! And you are so sweet to share your recipe for Valentine’s Day Popcorn — thank you! It sounds like a yummy combo! Have fun, and happy crafting & cooking! Sharon

  9. Kathy Ferguson says:

    I’m going to make a heart wreath (if Ifeel better that is)

  10. Anne Haun says:

    Love these Valentine cones. I have never heard of the sweet roll yarn but must check it out. I have been crocheting for Valentine’s Day. I have crocheted a heart headband and hat for my grand daughter and a heart banner for my fireplace. Next on the list is making heart cookies and decorating them – grandkids will love to help!!

    • Sharon says:

      This yarn would be perfect for your projects! I found that the colors were pretty far apart for these cones, but it will be perfect forf your crocheting. Have fun with your V-Day plans! Sharon

  11. LisaM6 says:

    Love these. I so need some of that yarn. Lol
    I am help make valentines for the basketball team. Then send a package of goodies to my daughter in college. 💘 Valentines

    • Sharon says:

      I know — these yarn buns are irresistible! Sounds like you have some Valentine fun ahead of you — go team! I’m making V-day plans for my daughter’s robotics team, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

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