Learn how to make your DIY yarn Christmas tree with a very surprising and inexpensive base from the dollar store! This Dollar Tree Christmas craft comes together quickly with very few supplies!
Yarn Christmas trees have been in vogue for a couple of years now and we all know that would make grandma proud. I feel like this is a retro, throw-back craft that made a huge return!
The concept of a yarn covered Christmas tree is simple: find a shape that looks like a Christmas tree. Wrap the heck out of it in yarn. Glue it down. Be done!
I saw some super cute ones while I was browsing at Michael’s, but I could not believe the price! I knew in my little frugal heart that I could soooooo DIY that for less.
And you know what? I did!
Most commonly I have seen crafters use a floral foam cone as a base for this project. This options works great and provides you with variety of sizes to choose from. Floral cones are rather inexpensive and range in price from $3 to $6.
I was racking my brain for something that was less expensive for, oh let’s say, A DOLLAR!
So one day I wandered the Dollar Tree with nothing on my mind except the acceptance of my own mission to find a cone-like base for a $1.
Nothing popped out to me in the party or household sections, but then when I hit the kids’ aisle (always a traumatic mess), I saw these little construction cones!
And bonus! You get two for the price of $1! I couldn’t find the exact cones I purchased on their website, but these look somewhat similar.
I grabbed a couple and went to work and the result was this DARLING DIY Christmas tree.
- Construction cones from the kids’section (you get 2 for $1)
- A thick and chunky yarn. I used two different colors of this yarn, which was on sale.
- Pom poms (or other embellishments)
- Hot glue gun + hot glue sticks
- Old scissors (You’ll understand why)
- Starting at the top, place a generous amount of hot glue on the tip of the cone. Cover the top with yarn and then begin working down.
- Continue to work down the cone, wrapping yard and gluing as you go. Glue, then wrap. Glue, then wrap.
- Keep repeating until you get to the bottom
You’ll notice that the cone will present one challenge to you that a floral cone would not…that pesky little base.
I used an old scissors and I just snipped it off. The plastic is really not that thick. I trimmed it as close as I could (there were a couple of jagged edges, but don’t worry) and then I just wrapped yarn at the bottom and glued.
I finished off by hot gluing on pom poms and that was it!
If you have a buck burning in your pocket, make one and share it on Instagram and be sure to tag me! I’d love to connect with you!
Looking for other inexpensive crafts for Christmas? Try my easy foam garland that I cut on my Cricut Maker!
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Such a great idea to save some $$$.
Yes! It was so easy and worked out well!