If you’ve followed my blog for awhile now, you know I have a love/obsession with yarn. I love making yarn wreaths and had this styrofoam cone laying around for while and figured why not cover it in yarn too! This striped candy cane “tree” is pretty simple to make and looks really pretty with my other Christmas decoration- for a fraction of what you’d pay if you bought something like this retail!
Here’s what you’ll need to make one of these:
red and white yard
white felt (just enough to cover the bottom)
Trace the bottom of your cone with the white felt so you have a circle big enough to cover it, you will glue this on at the end so you don’t have scratchy styrofoam on your furniture.
Hot glue one end of your yarn down and begin wrapping it around and around and around covering around 2 in of cone, or as thick as you want each stripe to be. When you are done with that section, hot glue the end down, making sure you have a clear “back” and “front”.
Then do your next layer of white, again making sure to end it on the same side.
When you get to the top, to cover it, I wrapped it over the top and then around and around then over again and then around and around until the whole top was covered, then you can glue that last end of yarn down and glue on the felt onto the bottom to finish it.
There you have it- one easy and festive Candy Cane Yarn tree to add to your holiday decor! You could stick with traditional red and white or you could branch out and make some varying colored ones to match your decorations. Happy Crafting!
Looking for more yarn fun? Check out my beautiful Christmas Yarn Wreath that you can make to match this piece!