DIY Yarn Christmas Tree…

I think it’s time for me to publicly admit…I’m a sentimental hoarder. I have bits and pieces of memorabilia that have travelled with me for years! In this particular case it’s skeins of my paternal grandmothers yarn.

DIY Yarn Christmas Trees…a fast and easy project. All you need is harm, Elmers Glue and a styrofoam tree form. Keep in mind I don’t crochet or knit. Oh, my poor grandmother tried to teach me to crochet as a young girl. I could crochet a single chain the length of a football field – but I could never loop the chain in a double stitch – my visions of creating a potholder for my mother were dashed and I hung up my crochet hook. But, grandma’s yarn was important to me. These balls of yarn have lived with me in Florida, North Carolina and Georgia and I have never used them…until now!

I was rummaging through my craft supplies and saw these creamy white skeins and knew instantly what I would use them for…yarn trees!

Here’s what I used:

  • 3 different types of creamy white yarn
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Styrofoam tree forms in varying sizes

DIY Yarn Christmas Trees…a fast and easy project. All you need is harm, Elmers Glue and a styrofoam tree form. I added a bit of glue and started wrapping the harm around the styrofoam. I wasn’t perfect with my wrapping, which is the effect I wanted for my trees. The glue dries clear so you don’t need to worry about it getting all over your yarn.

DIY Yarn Christmas Trees…a fast and easy project. All you need is harm, Elmers Glue and a styrofoam tree form.

DIY Yarn Christmas Trees…a fast and easy project. All you need is harm, Elmers Glue and a styrofoam tree form. On the smaller trees I added a bit of glitz with these .10 cent mini ornaments…

DIY Yarn Christmas Trees…a fast and easy project. All you need is harm, Elmers Glue and a styrofoam tree form.

And here’s a peek at how I’m decorating with them in my living room…

DIY Yarn Christmas Trees…a fast and easy project. All you need is harm, Elmers Glue and a styrofoam tree form.

DIY Yarn Christmas Trees…a fast and easy project. All you need is harm, Elmers Glue and a styrofoam tree form. I created a vignette with other trees from Christmas’ past and some shiny reindeer :) I really like how it’s coming together.

DIY Yarn Christmas Trees…a fast and easy project. All you need is harm, Elmers Glue and a styrofoam tree form. Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? We’ve done arts and crafts to get us ready for decorating. The day after Thanksgiving we will bring everything up from the basement…and it’s a lot of stuff – I’ve been collecting and decorating for a long time :) My goal this year is to not purchase any decorations and use what I already have…I’m up to the challenge!

xo-Vicki

Comments

  1. says

    Vicki and Jennifer, WOW you girls are on a creative role!! I lOVE those and they look so festive with the others and the reindeer too. I love the whole neutral pallet and these are just so warm and pretty!! Coco’s box has way more in it than mine….lol. Have a great day xo Lisa

  2. says

    As I say, it’s not hoarding if you actually use it one day :-) Love that you held on to the yearn skeins until you found the right way to use them ~ and the tree idea is clever and super cute! Your grandmother is smiling! Bwg ~~~

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