DIY Beaded and Yarn Wrapped Cone Trees

Ive seen so many over the years and been meaning to make some myself. I have my rose gold glitter cone tree post. You know… since Im a rose gold lover…

I made a bunch, some Im keeping, some Im gifting and a set is going to be listed for sale, an aqua and white set. Ive gone cone crazy! 😉

Roll some tree cones with poster board. You could use some sort of thin cardboard or even some card stock using a couple sheets at once to make it stronger.

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I leave a small hole at the top as it will be used for the stars later.

Im ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>green beading with mixed beads so I painted the cones green first. I did a Christmas green, its my own color mix but they sell similar shades.

I picked up the ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>green beads from the Dollar Tree. I bought 12 packs. This is what I have left. The trees are 13 inch and 15 inch.

I covered in Elmers Glue All then poured the” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”> beads all over it. Ive mentioned in other posts I like Elmers for bases as its thicker than Mod Podge.

If you can… pour into a box or the like over a flat surface, the ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>beads can bounce all over. Lesson learned!

I sprinkled some Pine Green glitter from Micheal’s to fill in even more.

After it dried I covered in gloss Mod Podge so it wont shed all over. You could use gloss spray paint.

The ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>bead trees Im gifting so I stuffed and added a bottom foam piece. They feel more ‘high end’ and finished stuffing and adding the bottom.

Cut a bit inside the traced circle then glue in place. I should have done this before I beaded the tree… Another lesson learned!

Related: Rose Gold Glitter Cone Trees

I go over how I made the stars later in this post. As you see I made silver glitter start for the bead trees.

You can add some ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>greenery around the bottom.

Update on the taller bead tree. I found these round wood holders at Dollar Tree I added as a trunk.

I filled the truck with glass stones to give it weight and used watered down brown acrylic paint to give it a stained look.

” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Thick white blanket yarn from Joanns was used for this cone tree. It was on sale and enough to make several trees.

Started at the top for all the yarn trees and randomly hot glued along the way as I wrapped. I did this for all my wrapped trees.

I made a ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>red glitter star and a ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>greenery bottom wreath with some glued on red beads Ive had kicking around for years.

The stars I painted and glitter coated them. Some I drilled a hole, added a toothpick and others I glued to the back.

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I trimmed the toothpick a bit and added some glue putting them in the hole at the top to secure the stars.

The star can droop depending on its size just gluing it to the top with no support.

The poster board I used for the cone trees and ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>greenery are from dollar stores. I used the ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>garland ties to fit the bottom of the tree.

I sprayed some ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>fake snow for the snowy look.

I made another ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>garland tie base for a tree to be made still but you could do something like this to hang anywhere like a lamp.

These other two trees were made with Dollar Tree tinsel trees I removed the tinsel from.

One is yarn wrapped with this ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>ombre yarn and a bonus tree for this post is the ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>white tinsel.

Its ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Lion Brand. Found it at Micheal’s. I love the ” target=”_blank”>mixed ombre colors. Its called Spruce Epinette.

Tie a piece to the frame and start wrapping. Dont pull so tight with the frames as they will squeeze and could turn out lumpy looking.

Another lesson learned! LOL

I wrapped it twice to give it a good yarn coverage.

Same tree frame with Dollar Tree white tinsel. I used two, they are 9 foot. This one is great to light up with some lights.

I did give this tinsel tree a bit of a trim as well. You can use any tinsel you like.

Added a string of LED lights to the inside so it glows.

More yarn wrapped, same ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>ombre ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>Lion Brand as above and some blanket yarn.

I used an aqua shade on this one, its called Icy Glace. Its so soft.

These yarn trees I wrapped once as it covered good on the cones over the tinsel tree frame.

Same ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>multi color ombre as above.

And ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>white again with some garland.

Placed them in a silver tray with ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>ornaments and bells.

A friend loves pink so I made her one.

Some other cone trees, themed trees.

NY Giants colors.

Syracuse University.

Beach themed.

NASCAR colors.

Some traditional Christmas colors.

A couple to match my nephews new bedrooms.

More bead trees.

Have you made any cone trees? Or had a cone tree making party like the Creativity Exchange? She has some great tree templates. I was just winging it with my cones. 😉

We are thinking of doing a cone party next year since I saw her post last week. So fun! My mom is a crafty as well.

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