Yarn Wrapped Halloween Trees

I LOVE Halloween – after Christmas it is my favorite Holiday to decorate for!

I love making sure there are touches of Halloween in every room – which means finding quick and cute projects to decorate with.
That’s what I’m sharing today – These go together really fast and you can change them up super easily for any colors or decor!

Aren’t they cute?
They have little glitter skeleton heads to top them off – because you just can’t have enough glitter in a display – especially at Halloween.

Ok – here’s what you’ll need to make your own!

  • Styrofoam Cones
  • Yarn in two colors
  • Ribbon for top
  • Skeleton or something else cute to top with
  • Hot glue
  • Ruler & Marking Pen

Start by marking out your strips on your cones. This will help your rows to stay straight as you wrap. The first one is a 12″ cone and I marked it at every inch, three places around the cone.

Begin wrapping at the bottom of the code, adding little bits of hot glue every so often to hold the yarn in place.

Continue wrapping and glueing your yarn – this is so easy it hardly needs a tutorial. :) And it’s perfect for setting up on a little tray and doing while you watch tv.

When you get to the top, wrap the yarn around the top flat portion of the cone to cover everything.
Now – you’ll notice I have some glue that’s showing through the black a bit.

Just color over the glue with a Sharpie that’s close to the color of the yarn! That will make the glue not so noticeable.

Repeat the process for as many cones as you’d like to make! On the smaller one I changed up the stripes a little.
I think they have a kind of Beetlejuice thing going for them –

To finish them off with a little bling, I tied some bows in Damask Ribbon and pinned them to the top of the cones.
Then I glued some little glittered skulls I’d made a few years ago to the top of the ribbon.

The pins make it super easy to change out the toppers next year – if I want to go with hot pink or orange or something!

I’ve grouped them together with my little Target Dollar Bin finds – both the Pumpkin and the Boo came from there!

I hope you like them! They’d be perfect to throw together in an afternoon to dress up a little corner that needs some Halloween Spirit!

This was originally a guest post over at Every Creative Endeavor. :)

Linking up at Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, Quilt Story, Shabby Creek Cottage, My Repurposed Life and the other fabulous parties on the party page – make sure you check them out!


  • Reply October 24, 2012


    LOVE these….the black and white looks so cool!

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    ooooo, those are spooky! Love the addition of the pin and you are a lady after my own heart making markings on your project first and not just doing it free-hand!!

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    I love these yarn trees! So cool in the black & white. I will definitely link over from Crafts ‘n Coffee this week. Thanks! Sharon

  • I love these, Bev! Definitely Beetlejuice-esque. :)

    I tried so hard to find one of those purple pumpkins at Target and came up empty. Its so cute!

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    I love these! They are so perfect for Halloween. :) Megan

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    These are so cute! You are the best. I LOVE your ideas. featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    THose are so cool! I love black and white strip Halloween decor!

  • I love the trees! They are so awesome! Pinning this!

  • Lovin the black and white! Saw you on a linky party and came to say hello : )

  • Reply October 26, 2012


    Oh my gosh these are adorable and I love the sparkly toppers! You are right you could make them any color.

  • Reply October 27, 2012


    These are super cute! Love the glittery skulls!

  • Reply October 29, 2012

    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    How clever! I love that you could easily switch those out for the holidays. Great project. :)

  • Reply October 29, 2012


    CUTE! I have seen something similar for Christmas, but not Halloween! very clever!
    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    holly lefevre

    These are fun and cute and the black and white is inspiring, especially when paired with that purple

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