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Yarn Lacing Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

We take any excuse we can to wrap things in yarn, and it doesn’t get much better than this Yarn Lacing Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft. Not only is this a fun and festive holiday craft, but it’s great for the all important hand/eye coordination, too.

Yarn Lacing Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

This craft is simple and easy, and for good reason. The yarn really does all the work, here. We like using multi-color skeins of yarn, so that there’s some contrast and interest. So much so, in fact, that there’s no need for further decorations, except a star on top.

Yarn Lacing Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

The base of our yarn laced Christmas trees is a paper plate. The paper plate is sturdier and holds up better to yarn passing in and out. It’s really such a fun Christmas craft and we hope you love it as much as we do!

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Yarn Lacing Craft

To make our yarn lacing Christmas trees, you will need paper plates, green acrylic paint, multi-color skeins of yarn, a single hole punch, cardstock in yellow and brown, scissors, tape, and a glue stick.

Yarn Lacing Paper Plate Christmas Trees

Yarn Lacing Christmas Tree Craft Supplies Needed

  • Paper plates
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Cardstock – yellow, brown
  • Single hole punch
  • Multi-color yarn
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue stick

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft Step by Step Directions

Begin by painting a paper plate with green acrylic paint.

Paint paper plate green.

Let the paint dry completely.

Cut paper plate into a point.

Now, once the paint is completely dry, cut two sides of the plate to a point. So it’s like a rounded bottom triangle shape, or tree.

Make holes on both sides of tree shape.

Use the hole punch to make holes along both sides of the tree shape.

Tape beginning of yarn to back of tree shape, then start lacing through the holes.

Next, cut a strand of multi-color yarn long enough that you can comfortably work with. Tape one end to the back of the tree shape.

Wrap end of yarn with small piece of tape for easier lacing.

Wrap a small piece of tape around the end of the yarn, so that it doesn’t fray and is easier to lace through the holes.

Lace yarn through the holes.

Then, start lacing the yarn through the holes.

Yarn laced tree.

Continue lacing until your tree is full. Tape the final end to the back of the tree.

Draw and cut out simple star shape from yellow cardstock.

Now, draw and cut out a simple star shape from yellow cardstock. You can use yellow foam stickers instead, or use a large star paper punch.

Glue star to top of tree.

Glue the star in place at the top of the tree.

Glue brown strip to bottom of tree for trunk.
Yarn laced Christmas tree.

Finally, cut and glue in place a strip of brown cardstock for the trunk of the tree complete this darling and super cute Christmas tree craft.

Yarn Lacing Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

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More Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids

There are many more fun Christmas tree craft ideas to see, too, like our Paper Cup Christmas Tree Craft, Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft, Clothespin Christmas Tree Craft, and our Craft Stick Christmas Tree Craft. Be sure to check out all of our great Christmas crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Yarn Lacing Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

Yarn Lacing Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

A fun and festive yarn lacing Christmas tree craft made with a paper plate

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Cardstock - yellow, brown
  • Single hole punch
  • Multi-color yarn
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Begin by painting a paper plate with green acrylic paint.
  2. Let the paint dry completely.
  3. Now, once the paint is completely dry, cut two sides of the plate to a point. So it’s like a rounded bottom triangle shape, or tree.
  4. Use the hole punch to make holes along both sides of the tree shape.
  5. Next, cut a strand of multi-color yarn long enough that you can comfortably work with.
  6. Tape the beginning of the yarn to the back of the tree shape.
  7. Then, start lacing the yarn through the holes.
  8. Continue lacing until your tree is full. Tape the final end to the back of the tree.
  9. Now, draw and cut out a simple star shape from yellow cardstock. You can use yellow foam stickers instead, or use a large star paper punch.
  10. Glue the star in place at the top of the tree.
  11. Finally, cut and glue in place a strip of brown cardstock for the trunk of the tree to complete this darling and super cute Christmas tree craft.

Notes

  • Wrap a small piece of tape around the end of the yarn, so that it doesn’t fray and is easier to lace through the holes.

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