How to make a yarn Christmas tree
Each year, the day after Thanksgiving, my kids beg me to take out our Christmas decorations to display around the house. Maybe it’s because decorations add that touch of festivity and magic, they look forward to decorating the house each year. This year, I’ve added a new one to our collection. This Christmas tree is easy to make and can be customized to fit any Christmas theme
For this project I used:
White glue (any brand will do)
Cone shaped Styrofoam (the one I used was about 10 inches long)
Crystal AB 10ss rhinestones
Wax tipped tool
Begin by wrapping the Styrofoam cone with aluminum foil, taping the ends together.
I found it easier to start with shorter pieces of yarn, between 12-14 inches. As I added layers of yarn, I used longer pieces of about 24 inches long. The yarn needs to be saturated with white glue and this can be done different ways. You can squeeze the glue into a bowl and mix the yarn in or as I did, place the yarn on a paper plate squeeze glue along the length of the yarn, scrape with the plastic knife and repeat until the yarn is good and gluey. Wrap the gluey yarn around the aluminum covered cone.
Continue adding gluey yarn until cone is nicely wrapped. I found it easier to do this in several layers, letting each layer dry completely.
Slide the tree off the Styrofoam form and remove the aluminum foil.
Using Gem-Tac, add Crystal AB 10ss rhinestones randomly along the tree. Place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone anywhere on the tree. Using the wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop. Continue gluing rhinestones until you are satisfied with the amount of sparkle. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Now you have your very own handmade Christmas tree that can be easily personalized to fit in with any Christmas theme. On the mantel , bookshelf or as a table centerpiece, this will be a favorite for years to come.
Rhinestones and wax tipped tool are available from:
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.