DIY Hygge Mini Christmas Trees

Teal and white DIY Christmas home decor: Mini pine cone Christmas tree

These DIY Hygge mini Christmas trees are the first Christmas craft I’ve made this year. They were a great start into the season as sitting down and working with yarn and nature goods was very soothing and inspiring.

Are you familiar with the concept of Hygge? It’s a Norwegian word that basically translates into cozy. But it’s not merely a word it resembles a lifestyle, a tradition of warmth and togetherness. The high season is Christmas, but you can hygge all year round. If you want to learn more, hop on over to visitdenmark’s explanation.

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merrily crafting away making DIY Christmas decor nature crafts

Given, I couldn’t very well work in the dim light of candles (as would have been very hygge appropriate) because that wouldn’t have made for very good lighting for this posts photos. Nevertheless, I felt very cozy and in crafty mode and whipped out many other Christmas decor crafts that past weekend. So, make sure to subscribe if you don’t want to miss out on future tutorials.


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How to make Hygge Mini Christmas Trees?

Kids Christmas Craft using nature goods and scrap yarn. Click to learn how to do this Quick & Easy 10 minute craft. Video tutorial included. #craftifymylove #kidschristmascraft #10minutescraft #homedecor #naturcraft

Supplies to DIY Pine Cone & Yarn Mini Christmas Trees

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supplies for decorative hygge mini Christmas trees are yarn scraps and pine cones

What yarn should you use?

As every person’s taste is different I encourage you to try out different yarn types and see for yourself!

But of course I’ll share my experiences with you:
I found that the turquoise one (it’s sort of a felted wool – if you pull too hard it will come undone easily) and the white MY BOSHI No. 1 yarn I used for my crocheted basket look the best for my taste.

I didn’t quite enjoy working with the super thin yellow yarn. Why? Because it took forever, lol. And it doesn’t look as cozy as the thicker yarns.

The ombre green yarn was fun to work with. And come to think of it, twine could look awesome, too.

colourful pine cone yarn Christmas trees that are a frugal home decor that you can craft with your kids


Step-by-Step Instructions to Hygge Mini Christmas Trees

step by step instruction: hot glue yarn to pine cone, wrap yarn around it, cut off and use hot glue to fix yarn to pine cone.

This is a pretty simple 10-minute craft with only 4 easy steps:

  1. Hot-glue the beginning of your yarn to the pine cone. I suggest you start at the bottom.
  2. Wrap the yarn continuously around your pine cone. I used a sort of weaving technique you can probably see better in the video tutorial HERE. I found they look best when there is a lot of yarn used. Try to make coverage even.
  3. Cut off end of yarn.
  4. Hot glue the end of your yarn to the base of pine cone.

Watch the Video Tutorial HERE.

This is how your finished DIY Christmas decor should look now.

frugal hygge Christmas decor from yarn and nature goods

My home decor style is a wild mix of boho, farmhouse, industrial and coastal. When I made these darling Christmas ornaments (I guess I could simply add a hanger to them, right?) I sat in my coastal bedroom aka my small-space craft room, which inspired me to this teal and white color combo.

All you need for this Hygge Home Decor for Christas are yarn scraps and pine cones. Teal and white are perfect for a coastal home decor. #craftifymylove #coastaldecor #Christmasdecor #quickandeasy #diy #merryandbright

As I enjoy mixing things up, I made them in a lot of different colors, though. Who knows, my little hygge Christmas trees might end up living in my boho living room one day. The more flexibility the better, right?

Have I gotten you in crafty Christmas mode now, too?

If so, why not check out these other frugal Christmas crafts. They are awesome little projects to make with your little ones, too.

Which one will you be making?

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Comments (8)

    1. You are so right! I didn’t think about that so far, but they look as if they were wearing colourful winter sweaters

  1. I always learn something new in your post, this time it was hygge. Warmth, togetherness and cozy are what I’m all about. I couldn’t tell at first it was yarn, but what a cool idea. I like how the different types of yarn make it look like different design styles. The white is my favorite, I’m a sucker for pinecones with snow on them. I can’t wait to do this with my kids.

    1. I’m so happy you like them, Jenny. And it brings me great joy in sharing my knowledge. Thank you for letting me know that my work was able to do that.

  2. So cute! My kids will love making these!
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  3. Love those! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Happy Holidays link Party. I just read/hear about hygge last winter and love the whole concept. Pinned.

    1. I have to thank you for hosting this wonderful link party! And yes, the concept of hygge is super interesting.

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