It’s DIY Time , where every week I try to post something you can do yourself rather than buy, which is a money saver, and can be VERY REWARDING. Some of these posts are crafts, sewing projects, homemade cleaners, homemade health aids, tutorials, and the like.
I am so excited about this fun project because it’s so quick, fun, and looks great! When I first made one, my girls hovered over me, itching to make these trees. I didn’t even have to ask my girls to partake, but they jumped in and each quickly put one together.
What You Will Need:
- Styrofoam cone shape, I bought mine at Michael’s
- glue, I used tacky glue
- pearl head pins, I bought mine at Joann’s Fabric
- Make a knot in the end of your yarn.
- Place pin through the knot and push it into the Styrofoam cone.
- Squeeze some glue around the top of the cone.
- Start winding the yarn around the cone. The Styrofoam was grabby enough that I didn’t feel like I needed any more glue, but you can use dots of glue as you go if you feel like you need the glue to help hold the yarn in place.
- When you get to the end, tie a knot in the end of the yarn.
- Place a pin through the end of the knot, and put it through the bottom of the cone. Cut off any excess yarn.
- To “decorate” the tree with pin “ornaments”, I placed another pin across from the first pin on the bottom. Then put two other pins in between for a total of 4 pins. Then I worked up the tree, using 4 pins per row. You can decorate it however you’d like, though. Just make sure as you work with the top of the cone to angle the pins down so the sharp end is pointed down. My kids just put them in horizontally. At the top the pin is longer than the thickness of the cone, so I got poked when I picked their trees up from the top. I sure hope that makes sense!
Have you made an ornament cluster?
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