Here is a fun DIY Christmas tree that is a great alternative to a regular Christmas tree! Using embroidery hoops and yarn, you can make this unique Christmas tree using any colors you want and make the holiday season magical in your home!
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An Embroidery Hoop & Yarn DIY Christmas Tree
I am all about traditional Christmas trees whether they are fake or real, but sometimes I think it would be super fun to do some crazy unique Christmas tree in my home! That is the creative artist in me.
Before I get too wild and crazy, like the time I chose to express my creativity by getting my tongue pierced at 19, I’ll start with a more tame alternative to a regular Christmas tree!
I have been holding onto the embroidery hoops for a year now. They came as a set of three, and I bought them for a project that didn’t work out last year. When I began to think about what I could do with them, I realized that they would make the perfect Christmas tree! I have bee waiting all year to create this unique DIY Christmas tree to share with you all!
Related: DIY Kids Advent Calendar Stocking
There are so many different possibilities to make your DIY Christmas tree your style. I love neutrals and soft pastel colors, so I decided to make my tree using white yarn that I had left over from my DIY Yarn Christmas trees! They are another really cute and easy Christmas craft!
I hung the DIY Christmas tree using a wooden ring that I had, some of the white yarn and a command hook on the ceiling. The tree is very light, so the command hook works perfectly!
Here are the Details to Make the Embroidery Hoop & Yarn DIY Christmas Tree:
- Three sizes of embroidery hoops
- Wooden ring
- Command hook
- Ornaments (I had my daughter help me pick out some cute ornaments from Target, but you can choose your theme!) Here are some cute ones!
If you are looking for some Christmas decor inspiration, check out my Holiday Shop! Here’s a peek at some of the Christmas decorations you find there:
First, cut five pieces of yarn about 24 inches long. Tie or loop each piece to the wooden ring leaving two equal length pieces hanging down. (You can either remove the inner hoop from the embroidery hoop or keep both hoops together and treat them as one piece. It won’t make a difference.)
Now tie each of yarn pieces that are hanging down to the smallest embroidery hoop in five different places. Try to tie the yarn equal distances around the hoop. The space between the wooden ring and the first embroidery hoop is about 12 inches.
You can make yours as big or as small as you like. I planned to put my DIY Christmas tree in my daughter’s room, so I didn’t want it too big.
Next, cut five pieces of yarn about 20 inches long. Tie them to the small hoop and string them down to tie them to your next largest hoop. The distance between the small hoop and the medium hoop is about 10 inches.
Then cut five pieces of yarn that are about 24 inches in length. Tie them to the medium hoop and the largest hoop. They should be evenly spaced around your hoop. The distance between the medium hoop and the large hoop is about 12 inches.
In order to create the fringe on your DIY Christmas tree, you can either create tassels to hang from your hoops, tie the extra yarn onto the hoops or loop the yarn around the hoops.
I made tassels using groups of five pieces of yarn, and continued to tie them around the hoops. I just have the fringe laying on the hoops, but you could certainly tie them to the hoops if you’d like. Make sure to measure the distance between your hoops to make sure that you have enough length for your fringe.
(Not sure how to make a tassel. Check out my post on “Wooden Bead and Tassel Napkins Rings” to find out how!)
I used a command hook to hang the embroidery hoop and yarn Christmas tree. It’s light enough that it hangs easily.
An Embroidery Hoop & Yarn DIY Christmas Tree
This was such a fun DIY Christmas project to create and it looks adorable in my daughter’s room! You can make these unique Christmas trees using any color of yarn and add any ornaments to create your own theme!
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