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Quick & Easy Christmas Decorations

Clearly we love this time of year. We love filling our home with Christmas decor that creates a warm and cozy feeling. Letting all who enter feel that special Christmas spirit! Today, we have more cozy Christmas decorations that are quick and easy to make. In fact, each cozy tree can be made in about 15 minutes. You can’t beat that!

Not only have we been making new Christmas decorations, but also we’ve been restoring a family heirloom this past month. A piano that’s been in the family since the late 1800’s.

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Are you ready for a quick and easy DIY? Scroll down to see how to make your own cozy Christmas decor.


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Cozy sweater tree # 1

Sweater Tree Christmas Decorations

For this project you will need some sort of knit fabric. I picked up this sweater at the thrift store for $3.

Check your own closet for a sweater you no longer wear. Then your project will be free.

I made 3 sweater trees and have left over fabric for another project.

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Making the cone

Cozy Sweater Christmas Tree

As a rule, we are frugal! Why spend money on something we can make ourselves? While you can buy paper mâché cones as a base for this finger knit tree, we decided to make our own cones out of poster board.

I planned on making quite a few variations of this cone shaped tree and spending a couple of dollars on poster board would save me quite a bit overall.

In addition, making the cones is rather quick and easy.

First, tie a string to a pencil. Next, hold the end of the string at the corner of the poster board and draw an arc.

Finally cut out the arc with scissors.

Now roll the poster board into a cone shape. Determine how wide you want the base of the cone to be and trim off the excess.

This is the same method that we used for the Finger Knit Christmas Tree.

Christmas Decoration
Cozy Sweater Christmas Tree

Next, place the poster board cone shape on the sweater. Mark a line about 1/4″ larger than the cone shape.

Then cut out the sweater with scissors.

At this time, roll the poster board into the cone shape and secure with packaging tape.

It’s a good idea at this point to check and make sure the cone stands straight. If not, trim off a little from the bottom edge.

Stitch sweater for Christmas decoration

Handmade Christmas Decorations
Cozy Sweater Christmas Tree Decoration

Fold the right sides of the sweater fabric together and stitch a 1/4″ seam along the side.

Turn right side out and trim the tip 1/8″ from the stitching line.

Cozy Sweater Christmas Tree Decoration

Last but not least place the poster board cone inside of the stitch sweater cone.

Fold over the lower edge of the sweater towards the inside of the cone and secure with hot glue.

That’s it! Not only does this tree look so good with my cozy Christmas decorations, but it’s also so quick and easy to make. It only took about 15 minutes for each tree I made. 

When I staged them on my sofa, table I elevated a few of them by placing a brass candlestick into the cone. By doing this I created a little tree trunk.

Chunky yarn Christmas tree decoration #2

Once again I created a poster board cone for my chunky Christmas tree decoration. 

I found this luxurious chunky yarn at Michaels. It feels and looks like wool roving, but its an acrylic.

Cozy yarn Christmas Decoration

Begin by running a bead of hot glue at the point of the cone. Then secure down the tail.

Chunky Luxe Christmas Tree Decoration
Chunky Luxe Christmas Decoration

Apply a little more hot glue at the point and begin wrapping the yarn around the cone.

Continue wrapping and securing the yarn with hot glue until the entire cone is covered by the chunky yarn.

Chunky Yarn Tree Christmas Decorations

Once the entire cone is covered with the chunky yarn, I ran a bead of glue around the lower edge and secured one last row of yarn.

Finally, I cut off the yarn, leaving a 2″ tail. Secure the tail to the inside of the cone with hot glue.

Styled cozy Christmas tree decorations

Homemade Christmas Decorations

So what do you think? Are you ready to DIY some Christmas decorations this year? We always love to hear from you!

These Christmas decorations really are quick and easy to make. I bet once you make one, you’ll want to make more.

I’m loving the way it looks with my other Christmas Decor.

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Christmas Tree Decorations

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