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Yarn Christmas Tree

Yarn Christmas Tree
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: 2+ hours

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Jen Hansard
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These Christmas trees always garner attention from house guests. And when I let them know that the trees were made by the kiddos, they're usually left in awe. This craft is fun, messy, and exciting for the kids. And I love it because my home is more beautiful than before.

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Yarn Christmas Tree

Cut a really long piece of yarn 20-30 feet in length. The most frustrating part of this craft is tangled yarn--so I advise you to NOT do that.

Yarn Christmas Tree

Pour glue into a large bowl. (We make our own glue with flour, sugar, and water.) You can also just water down normal white glue.

Yarn Christmas Tree

Soak the yarn in the glue (again try your best not to get it tangled). My son didn't like getting glue all over his hands and this picture just makes me smile.

Yarn Christmas Tree

Starting with the tip of the yarn, wrap the string around the cone lots of times (you really can't go overboard here). And make sure the yarn overlaps in places to it creates a stronger bond.

Yarn Christmas Tree
Once the cone is completely wrapped in the yarn, let it dry overnight.
Yarn Christmas Tree

Once dry, cut the plastic on the bottom of the cone and pull the cone out of the plastic. The cone may need to be forced out--just be careful not to crush the yarn tree.

Yarn Christmas Tree

Once the cone is out, pull the plastic off the inside on the yarn tree.

Yarn Christmas Tree

You can use these for throughout the house for some unexpected holiday decorations. Here's a tree with a pinecone "star"!

Keywords

christmas winter

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I can't wait to make this with my son's class!!

posted by: Shelly on 8.27.2014

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love the little pinecone at the top! great photos!

posted by: Kristen on 11.13.2012

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This looks really cool. Did I miss the part about the cone above? I don't see it in the "What You'll Need" section. Is it a styrofoam cone? Is it wrapped in saran wrap first? Thanks! Tricia

posted by: Tricia on 11.6.2012

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You're right, an item *was* missing. For this project, you'll need a styrofoam cone (which comes pre-packaged in plastic wrap). To start your tree, you'll want to glue & twirl yarn *around* the plastic wrap. Have fun!

posted by: Yale on 11.8.2012

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