Wind up more Christmas yarn crafts: DIY a few Chunky Yarn Trees

I’ve been crafting a lot with yarn this season, and I had this beautiful, chunky yarn left over from my Pom Pom Wreath. I didn’t care for the pom poms I made with this yarn, but I love these DIY, Chunky Yarn Trees. Because the yarn is so thick, you’ll whip up these Yarn Cones in a jiffy. Paired together, the Pom Pom Wreath and Chunky Yarn Trees make a beautiful Christmas vignette. The colors and textures are so soft and understated, and the rusty stars and jingle bells add a rustic element. I may display them all winter long!

DIY Yarn Cones

The chunky yarn wraps up fast.

DIY Yarn Crafts

I love the Pom Pom Wreath and Chunky Yarn Cones paired together.

To make Chunky Yarn Trees, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, 9” x 4”, 9” x 5” and 8” x 4” cones (or other sizes of your choice)
  • Chunky yarn*
  • Metal stars with rust finish, 3*
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins

*I found my stars and yarn at Hobby Lobby.

To make Chunky Yarn Trees:

1. Pin and glue the end of the yarn to the base of the cone. Continue wrapping the cone in yarn, spot gluing as you go. If needed, use straight pins to hold the yarn in place while the glue dries.

2. Spread glue on flat top, wind yarn around top, and trim off excess yarn.

3. Glue stars to tops of trees.

DIY Yarn Crafts

The rusty stars and jingle bells add a rustic touch.

DIY Yarn Cones

I could make more and display a forest of trees on my mantel.

DIY Pom Pom Wreath

The chunky yarn I used on the trees was leftover from my Pom Pom Wreath.

I have a few more yarn crafts for you, including these Yarn Ball Ornaments.

DIY Yarn Ball Ornaments

Yarn Ball Ornaments

Keep wrapping, and you’ll enough yarn balls to make a Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath.

DIY Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath

Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath

A while back, Kathleen George shared with us her Christmas Yarn Wreath.

DIY Christmas Yarn Wreath

Christmas Yarn Wreath

Do you have a yarn stash? Or plans to make a few Christmas yarn crafts? I’m kicking around a few more ideas that I hope to share soon . . .

P.S. I don’t want to rush the season, and I’ll have a new Halloween craft next week!

Happy crafting!


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21 Responses to Wind up more Christmas yarn crafts: DIY a few Chunky Yarn Trees

  1. These trees and wreaths are so very pretty! The white is so clean and crisp that it really compliments the season. Thank you!

  2. CraftyB says:

    The contrasting textures of the wreath and trees are perfect together! Such a nice mantle display.

    • Sharon says:

      Awww, thank you! I really love the homespun feel of the chunky yarn, and I’m glad you do, too. Are you planning your Christmas decor already? Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. annehaun says:

    Love Love Love these trees and so easy to make! All of these projects are great – you are so talented.

    • Sharon says:

      You are so sweet, Anne! Fortunately, these trees are super easy and require no skills! Just pick a favorite yarn and wrap it around your cone — you’ll love how pretty your trees are! Let me know if you give it a try! Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. I have a few bags of yarn in my stash and have started watching YouTube videos for ideas. Arm knitting has me intrigued and I am thinking that I might have to give it a try!
    It seems like we start decorating for Christmas later each year. Pretty soon we will start after Christmas if this keeps up, LOL
    Have a great weekend! TFS!

  5. Debbie Kaste says:

    Very cute ideas Sharon! It’s never too early to start Christmas projects. It will be here sooner than we think…lol!

    • Sharon says:

      You are so right! I can’t even believe it’s almost October! I’m so glad you like these Yarn Trees, and thank you so much for stopping in! Happy crafting! Sharon

  6. YES!!! I would start decorating for Christmas now if I could but my husband says no, haha!

  7. How pretty!!!! LOL I am so not a crochet artist.. but I think i could make that!!! =) lol

    • Sharon says:

      Yes, you can make these trees — and the wreath! I can’t crochet or knit, either. I’ve tried both, but it didn’t “stick”. So, these are projects anyone can do! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  8. Katiria says:

    Oh so pretty! And a perfect compliment to the wreath. I have a yarn stash because I wanted to learn how to crochet but like all New Year’s resolutions they collect dust. I use them when scrapbooking or gift wrapping. I wish I had more time to crochet though. Can’t wait for Halloween season I’m super excited. I already completed my daughters Halloween costume!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Any orange and black yarn leftover? The Pom Pom Wreath would be fun for Halloween! I am so impressed that you’re already done with the Belle costume — that’s awesome! I bet your daughter will feel like a real princess in it, and she may wear it out before Halloween! Send a photo, please. Happy crafting! Sharon

  9. Stella says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous!!! And that pom pom wreath is really impressive! Well done!!!

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