How to Make Fluffy Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Decor

December 06, 2022

How to make the cutest and (fluffiest!) yarn wrapped Christmas tree decor. 

This is one of my easiest holiday DIYs yet! These Styrofoam yarn trees can be changed up with any material you'd like to use. 

I wanted some new holiday decor for our basement but didn't want to spend a ton of money -- I came up with this idea and they turned out better than I imagined. 

At first I was going to use basic yarn on Styrofoam cones, but wanted a fluffier look. 

Enter this finger knit yarn I've had forever -- for the blanket I still haven't made yet, ha!: 
cream finger knit yarn

It is SO so soft and fluffy and I had an idea -- I wondered how it would work wound around the cones instead of regular yarn. Well, I'll tell worked ADORABLE. 😁

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These DIY yarn Christmas trees are quick to make with just a few easy steps.

I started with basic craft foam forms: 
Styrofoam cones for Christmas

I got my yarn and foam cones from Michael's. 

And used my hot glue gun to attach the yard at the bottom of the cone first: 
Adding fluffy yarn to foam cones

I started the first line of yarn about an inch from the bottom because this yarn drapes so much. 

I went up about 3/4 inch to an inch each pass around the cone: 
Hot glue yarn to foam cones

Just do a bead of hot glue and then lightly press the top portion of the yarn along the glue. 

I just kept wrapping...this was a great mindless craft to do while watching TV. 

They go together fast: 
Fluffy yarn on foam cone

When I got to the top of the very top of the cone, I cut just enough excess yarn and then wrapped it up on the very tip with hot glue. 

This finger knit looped stuff is very forgiving! 

I did three different sizes -- one was about six inches, one was 11 inches and the final was about 17 inches but I cut those two down a bit:
Fluffy finger knit yarn trees

You can find all of the foam cones I used here! I used one skein of yarn for all the trees and had a bit leftover. 

It's like a snowy, fluffy forest! :) I think they are the cutest. 

You don't even have to do anything to cover the white foam -- it disappears behind the yarn: 
White fluffy yarn trees

I giggled every time I finished one. They are adorable and SO easy and inexpensive! 

The foam products are often on sale, or you can use a coupon at one of the craft stores.

I added some of the fairy lights I showed you here for a bit of twinkle: 
Fluffy yarn trees with fairy lights

You can also have them glow from "inside" by running those tiny lights under the yarn around the tree: 
Twinkle lights inside foam yarn trees

You can dress this Christmas tree craft up in so many ways! 

  • Add a pop of color by sticking in red beads here and there to look like berries.
  • Use embellishments like these adorable tiny plaid bows, mini pine cones or holly berry leaves throughout the trees. (I may have to add those bows!)
  • This would be a REALLY cute idea for a kid's room in a variety of bright colorful yarns. 
  • Stick a small dowel rod into the top with a star or angel glued on for a finishing touch. 
  • Pom poms glued all around or attached with pins would be adorable as well!
I wanted something simple but fun on this table in our basement and these were perfect!

I went super cozy and a bit rustic with the decor down there, so they fit right in: 
Rustic table with fluffy craft trees
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I love our "snowy" fluffy trees! I think they may have to go on the mantel next year instead. :)

I used the Bernat brand finger knit yarn (here are all the colors they offer!) but the cream seems hard to find right now. This one looks identical, you just don't get as much. 

You can pin this craft for later using this image: 
Fluffy yarn Christmas trees in cream

Now I'm off to make a scarf with the remaining yarn I have! ;) 

If you have extra foam cones laying around when you're done, try my Santa hat cone craft
Santa cone hat craft

Check out a bunch of my favorite, easy Christmas crafts here
wood Christmas gift with ribbon craft

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  1. That is the cutest ever! I may be making some with my grandchildren this weekend! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. These are adorable. I'll be making some too! Thx :)

  3. Love the cuteness! May have to make a few for gifts!

  4. did you make loops first and then glue them or just loop it as you glued?

    1. This yarn comes with the loops so no need to do anything!

  5. I am so glad I found these. I use purple for one of my Christmas theme's and so difficult to find purple items. Anyway I got yarn 1/2 off Joann's today. Now if I could find the cones. I will just have to wait a while. I can't wait. As I have six themes and purple is my one this year. So perect timing.

  6. Super cute, I made one similar easy to fo

  7. To the person waiting for cones, you can make them from poster board from Dollar Tree. The yarn is so light, paper cones should work well.

  8. Beautiful. Looks so easy to do. Thanks for the idea.

  9. I made the trees a few years ago. I didn't like how the top looked (I couldn't find the pointed tops) so I hot-glued a star on the top. :)

  10. Oh they're cute! They look like snow and very cozy. Merry Christmas, Sarah!


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