I have such a fun Christmas craft today that comes together with only a few supplies. In fact, these Paper Plate Yarn & Button Christmas Trees really only need glue, yarn, and buttons. Well, we also need scissors, I suppose. And the paper plates, too. But still! That’s a total of 5 supplies for such a great Christmas craft.
Last year, we made this Cork & Button Christmas Tree Craft by stacking layers of green buttons in decreasing size. It’s still one of our favorites for this time of year. I mean honestly, holiday crafts are just fun all around. We wanted to come up with some way to incorporate buttons in our new crafts this year, too, as well as loops of yarn because we just love the texture.
Now I don’t know about you, but I still enjoy playing with glue. There’s a lot of glue to play with while making these Paper Plate Yarn & Button Christmas Trees. So much so that the yarn is easy to get stuck on your fingers, so make sure you keep them clean as you go! But really, that’s also part of the fun of it.
Paper Plate Yarn & Button Christmas Trees
- paper plates – we used small, dessert size
- green and white yarn
- green, red, yellow, orange, and white buttons
- school glue
First, cut a long string of green yarn. Spread a triangle of glue in the center of the paper plate.
Begin looping the yarn back and forth across the glue, with the lengths getting gradually smaller the further up the tree you go. Scrunch the loops of yarn together before they dry, if needed, to get a fuller effect. Continue until you get to the top. If yarn runs out before you get to the top, continue with another piece.
Place a yellow button at the top of the tree for the star. Two orange buttons are glued to the bottom of the tree for the stump.
Cut a smaller string of white yarn. To keep yarn from fraying, apply a bit of glue to one end and let dry. Thread buttons through the white yarn.
Position where desired and glue string of white yarn with buttons across the tree.
A super cute paper plate craft and Christmas decoration! We’re really pleased with how these turned out and I hope you will be, too! Be sure to find more Christmas crafts and recipe ideas at Our Kid Things!