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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Yummy Yarn Christmas Trees

It's the mystery project! Since Christmas is just 38 days away, it's time to begin sharing some of my Christmas projects. 

I'll start by admitting that I have a bit of a yarn obsession - or is it an addiction? When I spotted some yarn I loved at Michael's back in September, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it.

For this project, I used foam cones in 3 different sizes and this wonderfully thick Bernat Blanket BIG yarn. (NOT Bernat Blanket yarn - but Bernat Blanket BIG yarn!)

Here's how the size compares to a Sharpie marker.

The color name is Vintage - a creamy white. (It's about $10/skein.)

I used my hot glue gun on the low setting to attach the yarn to the cone - starting at the bottom.

I glued and wound it tightly around the cone - making sure the foam didn't show through the rows.

I wound the yarn all the way to the top - gluing as I went - and completely covered the top tip of the cone. Now for an ornament to top it off. I found these at Walmart.

They came with little gold threads through the loops for hanging. I clipped off the thread and attached the snowflake ornament to the top of my tree with a dab of hot glue - loop side down - pushing the loop of the ornament down into the yarn.

One tree down - two to go.

Three easy trees - each with an ornament in a different color. 

I could have used some metallic thread, sequins or thin ribbon for more embellishment, but I wanted this delicious yarn to be the star of the show. Sort of looks like frosting, doesn't it?

I'm crazy about the texture. 

I won't do my Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving, so I'll show you where I'll use them in December. I have plans for the remaining yarn. 
(Update: You can see what I did with the rest of the skein by clicking here.)

Just my kind of project:

Update:  I've heard that it's not always easy to find the Bernat Blanket BIG yarn at Michael's. As an alternative, I would suggest getting the Bernat Blanket yarn instead. It's not as chunky, but it's still a chenille yarn, so the look would be similar.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

9 comments:

  1. thanks so much for sharing these they are adorable
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  2. Love that thick blanket yarn! This would be a fun craft for my tweens to make!

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    1. Yes, it would be fun and easy for them. If you can't find the Bernat Blanket BIG yarn (weight = 7-Jumbo), Loops & Threads makes some jumbo yarns. Otherwise, Bernat also has this same color in their Bernat Blanket yarn (weight = 6-Super Bulky). The look wouldn't be exactly the same, but it would still give you some awesome texture.

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  3. You make amazing things with yarn. These are so cute!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. Love your trees. what a beautiful idea and something I am definitely going to try. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  5. Hi Julie, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Oh, how fun! Thanks Jann. I enjoyed looking at your family post earlier today.

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  6. These trees are wonderful! Thanks for sharing how to make them.

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  7. These are so cute and cozy looking! I'll be on the lookout for that yarn!

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