Are you looking for a last minute fun activity to do with the kids now that school is about to let out for winter break? This Green Yarn & Buttons Christmas Trees DIY is such an easy and fun craft, and you can use them to decorate the house or hand out as gifts to the grandparents!
Green Yarn & Buttons Christmas Trees DIY
- 5″ foam cones (located in the floral area at major retailers)
- green yarn
- hot glue gun
- small wooden stars
- yellow spray paint or yellow acrylic paint
- small paint brush (if using the acrylic paint)
- buttons in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes
Apply a small dollop of hot glue on the bottom of one of the foam cones. Place one end of the yarn on the hot glue and then gently wrap it around the cone all the way to the top (see photos). Once you get to the top, simply wrap the yarn all the way back down to the bottom filling in any gaps you see.
Once the yarn is wrapped top to bottom, place another small dollop of hot glue at the base to hold the yarn and snip the excess.
Paint your small wooden stars yellow and allow them to dry a few hours. Once they are dry, gently stick them into the top of the foam cone. Take a small strand of excess yarn and gently wrap it around the star to hide the green foam and use the hot glue to hold in place.
Give each button a small dollop of hot glue and place on the tree. I like a variety of sizes and colors, have fun with it!
Repeat with the desired amount of cones.
*The foam cones come in a variety of sizes so have fun with it and make a few different size trees!