Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Yarn Trees

Holiday Yarn Trees after 015b
A while back I was contacted by the good people at Lion Brand Yarns
After seeing  my Yarn Wreath, they were wonderful enough to send me a box of yarns to play around with this Christmas. 
The yarns are absolutely beautiful and even though I craft with them … it almost makes me want to pick up knitting needles again.
Yarn Trees 005a
I have several projects I want to complete with these (time permitting), but this time I’m doing yarn trees.
I used 3 different sized Styrofoam cones and some white craft glue.
Apply some glue to your tree and spiral the yarn of your choice into different size spirals, then apply them to the glue.
Yarn Trees 010a

Yarn Trees 009a
I didn’t paint the Styrofoam green because I wanted the green spirals to be noticeable against a background.  I believe a green background would have made the spirals less distinct.
Yarn Trees 012a
I did two in a mixture of greens and one completely in red.  Again I left the background white so the swirls would show up better.  I wrapped some of the eyelash yarn around the bottoms.
Holiday Yarn Trees after 008a
Holiday Yarn Trees after 015a
Holiday Yarn Trees after 027a
Holiday Yarn Trees after 023a
Holiday Yarn Trees after 005b
I suppose you add anything you wanted, a star topper, some garland or ornaments, but I chose to keep mine simple.
Holiday Yarn Trees after 001a
red yarn1

And a big Thank You to Lion Brand Yarn!


  1. I LOVE these! So pretty! Only now I have yet another craft tree I'm just dying to make ;-). Merry Christmas!!

  2. Very pretty. But i think being able to see the styrofoam thru it gives it an unfinished look. I don't think the styrofoam helps them stand out more or if that was necessary you could have covered the foam with white felt or something. Wonderful idea though may have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!deb

  3. Perhaps I should have worded it some other way... the styrofoam isn't actually visible at all as you can see in the pictures. Tiny holes of white are peeking through to highlight the swirls. Whether the white was felt, or spray painted or styrofoam, you wouldn't know.
    Thanks for your comments.

  4. these yarn trees are fabulous Lisa.
    your tutorial makes it seem easy enough for me to try one.

    thanks for the beautiful work-photos and inspiration..

    Happy Holidays

  5. These are so cute Lisa!! I LOVE them!! Make have to give this a try!

    Hope you are havin a great week!

    Lou Cinda

  6. oooooooooooooooooohhh, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh... these are lovely! Beautiful texture, they are absolutely cozy. I really do not see any white showing through.
    Love the name of the yarn "eyelash" style!

  7. Those are so pretty! What a great idea for the non-knitters like me!

  8. Super pretty, and score on the play yarn!

  9. These are so cute Lisa ~ love that eyelash yarn it is so pretty.

  10. Lisa, the yarn trees are stunning! I have never seen them done this way! I want to make these and I know others would too! I would love to have you share this project and any others you choose at my party!! I am your newest follower.

  11. I love the way these turned out! I like the mixture of the two greens on the tree. :)

  12. I really like how they turned out. I may have to try this.

  13. I love your trees! They have such a unique look to them. The colors are so rich, too. I would love it if you would link them up to my Find Your Craft Friday! They would be a great addition.


  14. GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

  15. oh wow! Definitely unique and the yarn gives the trees such beautiful texture!

  16. These are seriously so fantastic. I love how you used yarn! You should totally link up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.

  17. Just lovely. I have some styrofoam trees and this may just work!

  18. You've created some pretty fabulous Christmas decorations out of everyday items. I love the wreath as well as the yarn trees. Have a Merry Christmas!

  19. So nice I am going to try this one for my first real craft project! Thanks for sharing


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