I have a very easy and frugal Christmas cone tree decoration idea that uses a Styrofoam cone, yarn, beads, ribbon, and a hot glue gun!
They took me about 15 minutes each to make and are great to add to the mantle or side table! I personally have my Christmas cone trees behind my nativity scene near my Christmas tree.
Materials needed to make your own Christmas Cone decorated with tizzy yarn:
- Styrofoam cone – I have them ranging from 6-12″ in size. I also recommend getting white – if you get green it will show through a bit.
- I used white tizzy yarn. Turns out since I made this, that kind of yarn has been voluntary recalled. *eye roll* So – one alternative I found is this white fizzle yarn. I like this yarn because it gives it texture like a snowy covered evergreen tree!
- Miscellaneous tree decorations such as gold bead garland, silver beads, red ribbon, felt poinsettias, bows, or whatever else you have to use to decorate your cone tree.
- hot glue gun
To cover your Styrofoam cone, add a dab of hot glue and attach the end of your yarn. Then wrap it around the Styrofoam cone tightly. The Styrofoam cone has a texture that sort of sticks to the yarn, so the yarn easily stays in place as your wrap it.
I do recommend gluing it every few rows as you go up the cone.
Now it’s time to decorate – there are endless possibilities to decorate your trees. You can see the 3 different ways I decorated mine. Use hot glue and wrap around some ribbon or gold bead garland. Glue on individual beads for ornaments and top it with a bow, star, or even a poinsettia!
Add some evergreen or pine cones around the base, and perhaps add your Christmas Nativity scene in the front as I do!
Get creative with these and share your ideas! I’d love to see how you decorate yours!