I love a good DIY and it always seems there are a ton to do around the holidays. I love the felted pom poms garlands, and I wanted to recreate that look with some DIY pom pom Christmas trees. I saw something similar at a craft store back in the middle of summer and thought they would be easy enough to make myself.
Personally, I lean more towards traditional colors for Christmas decorations. I think all the colorful stuff is so cute, but it just doesn’t go with what I already have. However, my kids are holiday obsessed too (Not quite sure where they got that…). At 3 and 5, I still don’t really want them touching my decorations, but they are old enough to be trusted with some inexpensive decorations of their own, and I thought these DIY pom pom Christmas trees would be a perfect addition to their playroom decorations.
These were far more time consuming than I expected. They also took way more pom poms than I ever would have expected. It took over 400 pom poms to create these three DIY pom pom Christmas trees. And two trips to the craft store. Obviously, the bigger the pom pom you use, the more area it will cover and the fewer you will need. I liked the look of the smaller pom pom because it made it feel more colorful and whimsical.
To make DIY Pom Pom Christmas Tree you will need:
- Styrofoam cones (I used one 12″ cone and two 9″ cones, but, of course, you can use whatever sizes and groupings work for you!)
- 0.5″ pom poms (I used neon and this multicolor pack. Don’t be afraid to add some extra black and brown. I hesitated on these dark colors, but I love how it turned out.)
- Glue gun
To make your Pom Pom Christmas Trees:
- Starting along the bottom, glue pom poms in place.
- When you’ve completed a row around the circumference of the cone, start a second row. You’ll want the second row as close to the first one as possible so that no styrofoam is showing through.
- Continue until you’ve covered the entire cone in pom poms. Remove any stray glue, or in my case copious amounts of dog hair. If you have hairy pets in your house, I highly recommend doing this on a table or other hair free environment, and not on the carpet like I did.
My kids really loved how these turned out. So much so, that they even thanked me for putting the Christmas decorations out. You heard that right, these DIY pom pom trees will bring out the manners in your children!
This DIY is simple enough that it could be done with older children. It would be a great Thanksgiving break activity because it requires being really still and is time consuming. I’d recommend a low temp glue so they don’t burn their fingers. I’m really looking forward to the days when I can do crafts with my kids. Isla is almost there, but Nolan doesn’t quite have the attention span for this sort of thing yet.
These DIY pom pom Christmas trees fit in perfectly in their playroom. They added color, but still had a festive feel. Any bets on how long until the first pom pom falls off? Luckily, it’s a quick fix when the inevitable happens and no one will get hurt!