DIY Christmas tassel tree sign

Sometimes at Christmas I want farmhouse, chippy and neutral and that’s exactly the look I was going for with this one!

This DIY Christmas tassel tree sign only requires a few supplies and it will give you that farmhouse feel you love on a budget!

diy christmas sign

Here’s what you will need for this project:

diy christmas sign

I used a 9×12 panel board from Amazon. You can find what I used HERE. However, you could use ANY type of surface and make this as big or as small as you want.

I grabbed some of this green yarn from Hobby Lobby in the color fern. I knew it would be the perfect tree color!

green yarn

Yes, you saw Vaseline in that picture…so grab that if you want to try this extra chippy technique. You’ll also want some type of stain and white paint.

I started off by simply staining the board with my Waverly wax from Walmart. Watered down brown acrylic paint would work for this too!

Vaseline works as a barrier, so if you put some down randomly on your board after your stain drys you can then paint right over it. You will notice the paint doesn’t stick great where you’ve put the vaseline and that’s what you want!

Once the paint is dry, take a cloth (like an old t-shirt) and wipe off the areas where the vaseline was! It’s really cool and gives a great chippy look! You can distress even more with sandpaper if you want also.

diy christmas sign

Next up, I started making my tassels. I like to do this by wrapping the yarn around my hand about 30 times. You could do this less or more if you wanted yours bigger or smaller.

diy christmas sign

Once I did that, I tied it at the top with a piece of yarn and then cut it in the middle to make the start of the tassel.

For my first one, I took more yarn and wrapped it several times around the top to give the true look of a tassel. HOWEVER, you only need to do that for the top one. The others don’t need that last step.

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Since I was using a 9×12 board for this DIY Christmas tassel tree sign it worked perfect to use one tassel up top, then 2 in the middle, then 3 at the bottom to give that true tree look. All I did was hot glue them on!

Last but not least, I added a little stick as my trunk! Can you believe how cute this project is?!

diy christmas sign

I love this one SO much and I hope you do too! You could honestly use this ALL winter long too which is a win, win! Let me know if you make one also.

If you want to see the FULL VIDEO where I made this, go here to watch!

Until next time…


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  1. Rhonda Smith

    I just love this….and it can be made to one’s own color choices. And looks very simple to do…very simple decor too. Thank you for sharing! I like simple, beautiful things. I like to not spend too much on decor….it is just stuff…BUT- if I made it and it wasn’t an arm and a leg in price….I enjoy it so much more. I feel decorating my home is a double edged sword for me. My family is filled with big hunters, so there are more antlers and buck heads on my walls than pictures or “prettys”….. so I learned to love more earthy nature looking items and colors…and it is a farm house! Although, I still never get where “farmhouse” look came from…..LOL Lots of farmhouses actually do not look like that…..but I do love the look and add it to my home where I can.

  2. Vanessa Epps

    This project is different, I’m not sure if it’s something I want to do. But I enjoy the projects so keep them coming, everything is not gonna be for everyone.

  3. Charlotte A Biernacki

    Stacy u have my Heart!! Love your yarn tree. I just love all the things u do, thanks so much for making them easy enough for me.. ❤️❤️

    • Stacey Collins

      Aww, thank you so much for this!!

  4. D J

    Super cute craft. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Marylou todd

    Came out stinkin cute

  6. Susie DeLong

    Love it! I might give it a try!

  7. Michelle Thompson

    Stacey, this tree is so cute! Such a great idea! Thank you!

  8. Linda

    I love the things you come up with. Thank you so much!

  9. Chris

    I made this today..I love it! I am going to make more of these to give as gifts. Thank you.

  10. Michelle

    I love this little craft! I think it might even be cute to use marled yarn, so it looks like a flocked little tree! Thank you so much for sharing, Stacey, always look forward to your crafts! <3


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