It always takes me a little while to get into the Christmas spirit, and I still have one leg in summer really, but hey, if you want that garland finished by December, you got to get your act in gear. Today’s post features some fabulous easy-peasy projects for making Christmas decorations with pom poms! Yes, pom poms, those fluffy colourful woollen balls that you probably made as a child. A fun alternative to your usual decorations. They are super versatile and you can use them as tree baubles (the kids would love them!), on wreaths and even as gift toppers. If you have children, get them involved as it makes a great rainy Sunday afternoon craft project too.
First things first, let’s learn how to make a pom pom – in case you have forgotten. You can use cardboard, a fork or even your fingers, so I am sharing these tutorials with you today.
How to make pom poms
Get some wool! You may have some leftovers in the cupboard, but if not, try Create and Craft, who often have great offers on all kids of craft supplies.
This is the way I learnt it as a kid. The bigger the cardboard circles you cut out, the bigger the pom pom.
Make pom poms using a fork
This is a genius way of making pom poms. No need to cut out cardboard, just use a fork! Watch the video to see how it’s done.
Make a pom pom tree garland
A nice alternative to your plasticky glitter garlands; one made out of wool. This one used paper straws to separate the pom poms, but you can of course just tie the pom poms on a pretty ribbon or a string too.
Make a pom pom tassel
This could either be a tree decoration or something to hang on a wardrobe key or a door knob. Or even your hand bag. Very pretty and so easy to make.
Looking to jazz up your wrapping paper? Pom Poms make everything look Pinterest-worthy. Go and make some small ones just for this purpose.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a beautiful homemade wreath. Here are three very different style pom pom wreaths, so take your pick! I love them all.
Make a Giant Hula Hoop PomPom Wreath
This is a gorgeous one. I love the purples and browns on it and the simple wooden hoop with some green as a base layer.
Make a colourful wreath with baubles, bells and pom poms
What a gorgeous mix of shiny baubles and colourful woollen pom poms. This would brighten up any door at Christmas. Just tie them individually to a styrofoam or wire wreath with string. And don’t be afraid to overdo it, the more things the merrier!
Make a snowball wreath
I love this one. Just using white or off-white wool, making lots of fluffy pom poms and securing them onto a wreath for a wintery effect. Nice. It makes you want to stroke it, so soft.