How to Make Cozy Christmas Trees

You won't believe how easy and inexpensive it is to make these cozy Christmas trees! They are so darling in a grouping on a tabletop and my video tutorial shows you step by step how to make them, with a little bit of help from Mr DIY!
cozy Christmas trees

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I know, I know, it's only October! And a Christmas post in early October seems a bit nuts. However, I recently shared how to make these cozy Christmas trees live on the Christmas DIYs and Decorating page on FB hosted by the super sweet and amazing  KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms, so it only seemed fair that they get their own post too! 😉🎄

wreath on tree

I've been wanting to make yarn or rope-wrapped tabletop Christmas trees for awhile now, but I wasn't having any luck finding the perfect color of yarn, with the perfect width, for the perfect price. The really chunky yarn was so expensive and they didn't have a soft neutral like I wanted.


Until my blogging friend Karin of Karin's Kottage shared a coastal Christmas wreath, and she used cotton piping to wrap around her wreath. It's super inexpensive and I knew it would be perfect to create my own cozy trees! And it's the perfect color! Cozy and farmhouse and neutral.
Here's the full video tutorial for the DIY trees. I'll share the supplies list and more pretty pictures below.

Video tutorial for DIY cozy Christmas trees

Wasn't that a fun DIY? And aren't these Christmas trees so cozy and cute? I really love how the trunks and bases turned out. Staining them with dark wax is a real time saver.

stain with dark wax

And I cannot say enough good things about this amazing cotton piping!

hot glue piping to tree form

Finishing the bottoms of the trees with felt is not necessary, but I like how it gives the trees a finished look.

make a trunk and base with dowel rod and wood circles

I still have all my Fall decor up, so I had to scramble to create the look of Christmas in my home to style these trees 😍 Did I fool you?

Christmas living room with wreaths and DIY fluffy trees

wrap bases in garland and berries

This brand new pine wreath with oranges and berries helped to save the day! 

As did the seeded eucalyptus garland I wrapped around the bases of the trees with some berries and fairy lights.

close up of texture

And I gotta say that Mr DIY's idea to leave the wood spools natural was pretty darn smart! I like the dimension it adds and the contrast with the stained bases!

mini wreath with red berries

Supplies for cozy Christmas trees

supplies used

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cozy farmhouse Christmas trees made with cotton piping

I hope you're as excited about Christmas as I am! I've got lots of fantastic projects lined up to share!

bringing beauty to the ordinary, 

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  1. What a fun project. Them trees are stunning and can decorate to one's own liking.

    1. Thanks Colleen, I think you could decorate them in some really fun ways!

  2. Im wondering what size cones were used and how many yards of pipping was used for each.

    1. The cones were from 6 to 9 in tall and I used about two yards of piping per cone. The thicker piping obviously filled the tree up quicker. The piping is so inexpensive so be sure to get more than you think you'll need.


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