'Tis the season for quick and festive crafts - and this year I crafted up some lovely Tabletop Christmas Trees, using just a few special items. And it was easy enough for the whole family to help! Here's how I made them - so you can make some too!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; yarn provided by Lion Brand.
This craft really couldn't be simpler. You need:
To get started, put a good dollop of glue on top of the cone, and start one end of the yarn there - pin it down with a T pin if you have one, and leave this one in place for now.
Then, it's just a matter of adding glue and yarn, a bit at a time, working your way around and down the cone! I used two additional T pins - one on each side of the cone - moving them down as I went down the cone.
... and going...
Until you get to the bottom! Because styrofoam cones like to crumble a bit over time, I decided to encase the entire cone in yarn, so I kept going until the bottom was covered too. I added more pins there to help secure the transition from the side to the bottom of the cone.
I left the pin in the top and the pins in the bottom overnight, while the glue dried. In the morning, I took the pins out and used a pair of sharp scissors to trim off any places where the yarn had fuzzed up. Et voila!
It took only a couple of hours to cover all three cones, and just a few minutes to remove the pins when they were done drying. And I love how great they look on my dining room table! These Tabletop Christmas Trees were the perfect use for Lion Brand Wow, and I just adore that they add color and texture to our seasonal decor. Here's a pin to save the idea for later:
I hope you get a chance to make your own Tabletop Christmas Trees this year - Lion Brand Wow comes in a great variety of colors, so you can have a lot of fun with these no matter what your decor. Happy handmade holidays to all!
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