Yarn

Yarn Tucked Flat Trees

By  Kathleen George  for  The Dow Chemical Co. and STYROFOAM Brand Foam

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  • Yarn Tucked Trees

Materials

  • STYROFOAM Brand Sheet Foam, 12”x18”x1”
  • Chunky green yarn
  • Green grosgrain ribbon, 9-1/2 ft.
  • Birch disks, 3” diameter, three
  • Tree branches, 3-1/2”, 2-1/2”, and 1-1/2” long

Tools

  • Serrated kitchen knife
  • Adhesives: white craft glue, low-temperature hot glue gun and sticks
  • Wooden skewers or chopsticks

Basic Supplies

  • bar of soap or old candle, pencil, straight pins, scissors

Pattern - Tucked Yarn Flat Trees Pattern

  • 1. Print out full-sized patterns and cut out. Pin patterns to foam sheet and trace around pattern. Score along traced pattern.
  • 2. Wax serrated knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap. Cut trees out of foam sheet using knife.
  • 3. Cut 1/2"-wide by 3/4" deep hole into bottom of each foam tree with tip of serrated knife.
  • 4. Adhere grosgrain ribbon onto sides of tree. Start at bottom of tree and wrap around sides down to other side. Let dry.
  • 5. Trim tree branches so ends are even. Adhere stick to center of each birch disc. Make sure stick is standing straight. Let dry.
  • 6. Place dot of adhesive onto surface of foam tree and poke end of yarn through foam with pointed end of wood skewer or chopstick.
  • 7. Gently twist yarn to make 1/2" loop. Place dot of adhesive 1/4" from the first, poke end of loop through adhesive and into foam. Secure with straight pin if necessary.
  • 8. Continue twisting a loop and poking in the yarn to cover tree. Stop occasionally and cut yarn so it can untangle itself at skein end.
  • 9. Place dot of low-temperature hot glue into bottom of tree hole. Twist top of branch trunk into hole.