Make These Super-Easy Yarn Christmas Trees

These yarn trees are the perfect craft for kids and adults alike! Best of all, you can make it into a kit and mail it to grandkids anywhere! Wouldn’t it be fun to meet online (FB, Zoom, etc.) and do a craft with your favorite kiddos?

Yarn tree craft from Delaplaine Arts Center

I cannot take credit for this idea! That goes to Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland. And what a great idea it is! As soon as I saw the cute tree display, I knew I had to do this with my grandkids.

Children as young as three years old can wrap yarn around the trees. However, this as much fun for adults as it is for kids!

This is an excellent opportunity to use up yarn left over from knitting or crocheting projects.

What you’ll need:

  • green yarn, various shades
  • contrasting yarn, fancy with texture
  • stiff cardboard
  • scissors
  • hot glue, tacky glue, or tape
  • tree topper – pom pom, star, etc. (optional)

Directions for yarn trees

  1. Cut out triangle tree shapes from cardboard. Use a variety of sizes to create a nice display.
  2. Cut out small rectangles from cardboard for the tree trunk.
  3. Using hot glue gun or other adhesive, glue one end of yarn to top of tree. No hot glue? Use tape instead.
  4. Wrap yarn around the tree, starting at the top. Don’t worry about perfection. More yarn can be layered.
  5. When the tree is wrapped, add a dot of glue to the end of the yarn.
  6. Add decorative yarn to trim the tree, gluing ends as needed
  7. Glue on tree trunk sliding cardboard under the yarn.
  8. Add tree topper.

You can create a tree display by setting trees up on foam or other base. You can use a shoebox or plastic container like we did. Cover base with greenery.

That’s it! Show us your trees – we’d love to see them!

Angela DiCicco

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