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This DIY tutorial will teach you how to make Christmas Trees with Loop Yarn on foam cones easy and fast. It also has some pom-poms all around to make them look like ornaments.
My hubby and I went on a date night a couple of weeks ago and we saw our favorite restaurant’s Christmas decorations. The little trees that were made with foam cones especially caught my eyes. It was magical. They had some thin wood bark all around and were decorated with tiny ornaments. While I was staring at those trees, I was talking to my hubby about the loop yarn that I had given to my mom so she could make some scarves as she is unable to learn how to crochet due to her hands. She loves the loop yarn and has already made several cute creations.
Suddenly, I got an idea. It was easy, fast and would be amazing. I shared my idea right away with my hubby who loves it as much as I do.
The next morning, I went to Joann right away and got some additional Christmas related colored loop yarn from several yarn companies. Sadly, it does not seem like that dark Christmas tree green exists, so I got any loop yarn colors that somehow reminded me of Winter or Christmas.
I also purchased several different sized foam cones so that I could create multiple Loop Yarn Christmas Trees. Luckily, I already had hot glue at home, so I just needed one pack of different sized pom-poms that could function as ornaments. I was set. Let’s get the image I have in my head to come true.
It looks beautiful already.
As I knew my mom would love the idea of a Loop Yarn Christmas Tree as much as I do, I called her on Facetime. She was cooking in Germany and I was creating my Loop Yarn Christmas Trees. It felt like I was back home, instead of thousands of miles away from her. It was so much fun.
She even took funny and hilarious pictures of me while we were facetiming that she would send to her friends who are currently totally into the loop yarn as well. In fact, she made plans to get her own foam cones the next day as well. It was the perfect mother-daughter moment I will remember forever.
Now, let me tell you how exactly I made these Loop yarn Christmas Trees, so you can make your own special moments, too.
How to Make the Loop Yarn Christmas Trees – Photo Tutorial
I know that some people prefer photos and some prefer videos when it comes to tutorials. Well, you are in luck as I created both for you. First, I show you how I created these Christmas trees using a photo tutorial and right underneath is the quick and detailed video tutorial for you to enjoy if you need more information.
First, let’s talk about what you will need in order to get started.
- Foam cones in various sizes
- Hot Glue
- Loop Yarn (any you like) -> you need less than 1 skein for one large cone
- Small and large pom-poms
- optional: yarn as garland
Step by Step Tutorial to make the Loop Yarn Christmas Trees
First, get your Hot glue gun ready (I used the 60W setting as the 100W setting was melting the foam cones) and prepare your work area so you don’t make a mess with the hot glue all over your work area. I like using some paper towels to prevent the hot glue from sticking to my table.
Next, start adding about 1-2 inches of hot glue to the bottom of a foam cone and then gently and carefully place one end of your loop yarn right onto the hot glue.
Be careful as the hot glue is very hot and can burn you. Be sure to work in medium speed so that the glue does not dry before you add the loop yarn around it; but still not too fast that you touch the very hot glue when pressing the loop yarn onto it.
Keep working around in circles until you reach the top of the cone. Cut your yarn and glue the end to the tip of the foam cone. You are now almost finished with your Loop Yarn Christmas Trees and now just need to decorate it.
Doesn’t it loop pretty and festive already? It is also extremely soft as it is made with bulky polyester yarn. Now, even your kids can play with it and you don’t have to worry too much whether it would break (be sure to not apply pressure or force as the foam can break).
I glued one fluffy pom-pom with metallic strands right on top of the Christmas Tree. Next, I used my hot glue carefully to glue the little tiny pom-poms all around the Christmas Tree. That’s it. You are done. of course, you can add more decoration, even more, realistic ones, but I love the way it turned out.
For the white version of the Loop Yarn Christmas Tree, I even added one strand of normal yarn all around it to make it look like a garland. Beautiful!
My mom loves all of my Loop Yarn Christmas Trees. I am so excited to see her versions as she has different colored loop yarn in Germany. This project is so easy and fast, I am sure your kids can help you with this project, too. Just be careful with the hot glue. Maybe try normal liquid glue and see if it hold up. I have not tried it yet, so I am not sure of the results.
If you prefer the video tutorial for the Loop Yarn Christmas Trees, check out my festive and quick video below.
How to Make the Loop Yarn Christmas Trees – Video Tutorial
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