Looking for quick, cheap, and easy DIY Halloween Decor ideas?
Here’s an easy project that even a non-crafty person (should) be able to do!
Supplies You Need:
- A Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Yarn in Orange, Yellow, and White
- Either Paper Mache or Styrofoam cones
Cost for the Project:
For mine, I chose to use Paper Mache – because it was cheaper at Michaels! The cones were $1.99 – $2.49 and since I had a 20% off your purchase coupon, it cost me around $5.50 for all 3 Paper Mache Cones. The styrofoam cones are easier to find and have a better size variety though.
The yarn I used is on sale this week at Michaels for 2/$5. I used:
- Loops & Threads Impeccable in Aran for the white
- Loops & Threads Impeccable in Bronze for the orange
- Vanna’s Choice (Lion Brand) in Mustard for the yellow
I already had a gluegun, so my total project cost was about $13 – if you have yarn on hand, it will be much cheaper!
How to Make It:
First, I used my hot glue gun to glue the yarn to the bottom edge of my paper mache cone. Since I wanted it to stay well along the bottom edge (and not slip off later), I applied glue all the way around the edge and started the first row of yellow yarn.
Next, I started wrapping the yellow yarn around the cone in rows. About every 2-3 rows, I’d put a dab of glue here and there, just to hold it in place. And rather then wrapping the yarn around the cone. I used one hand to hold the yard and used the other hand to turn the cone so that way I could see where the yarn was falling.
Once I was roughly 1/3 the way up the cone with the yellow, I started winding it more randomly in layers over the rows I had just formed. Once it looked well filled in, I glued the yellow in place one final time, and started the orange section.
I did the same with the orange yarn – first forming rows with it, then going back over it randomly. Then did the same with the white. As I got close to the tip with the white, I added extra glue and made sure it was well secured… then ended the white yarn back down at the edge where it bordered the orange yarn!
I did this 2 more times for the different sized cones! It took me less then 40 minutes total to make all 3 (including stopping to take photos!)