Many many moons ago, before I even knew how to use a crochet hook, I loved creating DIY craft projects. Yarn trees, in particular, were one of my favorite creations. I remember being in the yarn aisle, staring at all the colorful fibers, excited to gather my yarning supplies in preparation for the project. Now that it’s been some time since I last thought about yarn trees, I thought I’d bring my favorite DIY project back with a few new looks.

No special yarning skills needed with these stunning yarn trees. Choose your favorite look: hygge, faux fur, or classic red and white… or make all three!


Floracraft Styrofoam Cones (Pictured sizes are 6″x 3″ and 3″ x 2″)
-Yarn (Pictured yarns listed below)
Hygge in Pearl and Powder
Go for Faux in Chinchilla and Baked Alaska
Basic Stitch in White and Red Heather
Aleene’s Fabric Glue
Straight Pin
Wooden Stars (optional)
-Red or Gold Berries (optional) I picked them up at my local Michaels Crafts.

Holiday Yarn Trees Step-By-Step Directions
Step 1 – Collect a few supplies.

Step 2 – Optional adornments.

Step 3 – Starting at the bottom of the cone, apply fabric glue (all steps apply for any type of yarn used).

Step 4 – Begin to wrap the yarn around the cone, using a straight pin to keep it in place.

Step 5 – Keep adding glue and yarn as you go.

Step 6 – Keep wrapping until you reach the top. Add more glue to the top of the cone.

Step 7 – Finish off the top by wrapping the yarn into a spiral. Use your straight pin to help with the yarn if needed.

Step 8 – Add a star on top with fabric glue, leave it to dry (if you’d prefer, use a glue gun to attach the star).

Step 9 – Enjoy your handiwork! Display it, gift it, enjoy it!

Do you love the coziness and comfort of a Hygge lifestyle? If so, hygge yarn trees will fit perfectly into your holiday decor, with its fuzzy yarn and light color palette.

Faux fur is everywhere you look these days and with good reason – it’s beautiful. Why not dazzle your family and friends with the softest yarn trees ever!

You can’t go wrong with the classic colors of red and white this holiday season. The subtle decor of red berries with a wooden star make this yarn tree a classic.