DIY Yarn Tabletop Trees

DIY Christmas Trees

The holidays can be an expensive time of year. Between purchasing gifts, hosting parties, and decorating your home, your wallet can take a hit. One way to keep expenses down is DIY holiday decor. For example, while out shopping I saw a set of these tabletop Christmas trees listed for $30 and knew I could make them at home for far less.

DIY Christmas Trees

I quickly ran to Walmart to pick up my supplies which rang up to $10. Quite a steal if you ask me! Especially since I plan on using the leftover yarn in lieu of ribbon this year to tie gift tags on our Christmas presents. Another pleasant surprise was discovering these trees only take a few minutes to make. Needless to say, you have to try this DIY out for yourself! I think the mini trees are cute on their own, but you could play around with varying tree heights to make a statement piece for your home as well.

DIY Christmas Trees

DIY Yarn Tabletop Trees

Materials:

Directions:

  • Add a thin layer of glue around the Styrofoam cone
  • Wrap the cone tightly in yarn, adding a few overlapping layers for texture
  • Stick two of the large glitter stars together and glue to the top of the tree
  • Decorate the tree with varying sizes of the glitter star stickers
  • Enjoy!

DIY Halloween Spider Wall Hang

DIY Halloween Spider Wall Decoration

Last weekend I was tiding up the house when I realized – it was the middle of October and I hadn’t put up our Halloween decorations! I quickly ran to the closet, teetered on top of a chair, and pulled down our holiday box. As I placed jack-o-lantern votives and pumpkins around the apartment it started to feel more festive – but something was missing.

DIY Halloween Spider Wall Decoration

All of our decorations were displayed on tabletops and failed to bring interest to our walls. As I contemplated how to solve this, an idea popped into my head! So I asked Ian to go on a walk with me so I could search for twigs.

DIY Halloween Spider Wall Decoration

Ian, being the sweetest husband, agreed to help me look for twigs. We parted ways and when we met back up he had a whole arm full of sticks! After sorting through our piles, I selected one that I thought would be perfect.

Once we got home I wrapped yarn around the stick, trimmed it into a V-shape, and twisted glittered spiders on the yarn to make a quick and easy Halloween DIY wall hang!