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Crochet Yarn Christmas tree decoration tutorial

These simple and elegant Christmas tree decorations are easy to make and look delicate and beautiful on a Christmas mantel or wintery windowsill!


  • Different colors of yarn depending on how many trees you decide to make,
  • styrofoam cones (varying sizes),
  • wooden stars and beads,
  • hook (size depending on the thickness of the yarn),
  • hot glue gun,
  • silicone sticks,
  • scissors.

How to make a simple DIY Christmas decoration step by step

Step 1 – crochet a chain

You crochet a chain long enough to wrap around the entire styrofoam cone.

Step 2 – wrapping the form with yarn

Heat your hot glue gun. I put a drop of glue on the beginning of the chain to hold it in place and then started wrapping the cone from the bottom up. For every few loops of chains, apply a small drop of glue to hold the yarn in place.

Step 3 – decorating

At the end you can decorate the trees – I used small wooden beads and stars, but there is no limit to your imagination 🙂


Christmas wreath with plaid ribbon tutorial

I don’t know about you, but I love to shop the post-Christmas sales. And what better way than with Christmas goodies that I might need to create someday? This was the case with the Scottish plaid red, green, and gold ribbon, which is perfect for Christmas. And since it was a steal, I picked up four packs right away 🙂 Although I used very little of it for the wreath, I’ll show you what other decorations I made with it at the end of this post.


  • Straw wreath form
  • Fir twigs
  • Thin Garden Wire
  • Hot glue gun and silicone sticks
  • Scissors
  • Metal candle spikes
  • 4 candles
  • Decorations (sparkly holiday balls)
  • Plaid ribbon
  • Linen string

Christmas wreath with plaid ribbon tutorial

Step 1

I already bought the corpus with the branches from the Nordmann fir tree. Otherwise, I would have followed the same procedure as in the case of this Christmas wreath with dried orange slices I made a few years ago. I’d cut roughly 20cm long twigs of fir. I would use thin garden wire to wrap these evenly around the straw body. Then, place the candle spikes on the decorated body. And then stick the candles themselves on those.

Step 2 – making the wreath bow

I found a tutorial on Pinterest on how to make a bow with two loops. You cut three strips of ribbon and use a hot glue gun to glue two into a ring.

Using your fingers, squeeze the loops in the middle, lay them on top of each other so they do not overlap completely, and tie them with string. Fold the third strip in half and over the loops and secure again with string. Cut the ends of the string so they are not visible, and then use a hot glue gun to glue the finished bows to the wreath.

Then you can add more decorations according to your taste.

I soon had the wreath finished since I didn’t put too many decorations.

More ideas with a Scottish plaid ribbon

I also used twigs of thuja and holly to make these decorations.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas DIY

Christmas crafts for kids: Twig stars

On the way from the local grocery store, the day after an almost apocalyptic wind storm (I do not want to play down the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, but I haven´t yet experienced a big crane turning around by itself!), the ground was full of broken branches and twigs from the trees. I thought it would be a waste not to pick them and use them for our next crafts. In the shopping bag, I carried a purchased star which I intended to use for decorating the lighted pinecone Christmas tree. And so an idea of making twig stars with children crossed my mind. The tutorial is very simple and the final stage of the decoration can handle even the smallest!

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DIY: Lighted pinecone Christmas tree

Although it may seem unbelievable, even after this and last year’s creating many things from the pinecones (Christmas wreath, pinecone figures and angels), I still have a bunch of this natural material. And since we won´t have our Christmas tree at home this year (we will be celebrating Christmas with our parents back in our home country), I decided to make a smaller version of it from pinecones. So in this post, you will find a how to easily make a lighted pinecone Christmas tree.
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DIY: Cute snowmen on ski

Originally this post had been titled “Christmas crafts for kids,” but when I started making these cute snowmen, I realized that it was not an entirely suitable activity for very small kids. Dute to the fact that the process involves working with the glue gun. But at some steps you´d certainly need small children’s fingers to help you 🙂 So let’s see how to do these cute snowmen …

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