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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Yarn Christmas Trees Tutorial

     I'm in love with the many options there are out there for crafting your own little Christmas trees, from feathers, to shells, if you can name a crafting item there probably was a tree made out of it!

     While flipping through my mom's Potter Barn catalog over Thanksgiving I came across some cute yarn trees and decided right then and there that I would make my own.

     I love the gray and white yarn and the little pom on top finishes it off. These were easily made out of empty food boxes {cereal and pasta}.

Here's what I did:

1}     First, cut open your box and trim the flaps off. {This is a really good cereal by the way although I'm not sure what Chia is, if I sprout green hair let me know!}

2}     Twist your cardboard to create a cone shape and tape it in place.

3}     Next, using craft or Elmers glue, and starting at the bottom, use your finger to coat a ring of glue around the base of your tree.

4}     Make even rows of yarn all around your cone all the way up adding glue as you go. I do my first "layer" nice and even to make sure that I cover the whole cone. After this is done and randomly wrap around my cone to create the look I want.

5}     If your cone doesn't close completely at the top us a little pom to fill that in.

     If you need a cheap decor idea, this is it!

I'm sharing this project here:

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