Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pompom Christmas Tree Tutorial

I have very early memories of making pompoms. We would cut out wonky circles of cardboard - make wonky holes in them and then awkwardly ... for what seemed like the longest time ... thread yarn through the hole around the wonky cardboard until we could thread no longer. I had this idea for a Pompom Christmas Tree and I thought that there should be some gadget out there that would make pompoms easier to make. The Clover pompom makers gets good reviews - and I liked them a lot too.

Materials
- green yarn
- wooden skewer
- hemp or Christmas wrapping paper
- pot of old Playdoh
- glue
- cling film/saran wrap
- decorative buttons
- ribbon

Equipment
- pompom makers or previously mentioned wonky circles of cardboard in ascending size
- scissors
  • Make your pompoms in ascending size. For my trees I used anywhere between 2-5 pompoms.
  • Put pompoms in ascending size onto a skewer - squish them tightly together and trim. Remember to leave some skewer empty on the base and on the top of the tree.
  • Put glue on to the top of the skewer and shape pom pom at the top.
  • Add any tree topping decoration - I used plastic star shaped buttons.
  • Wrap a lump of old Playdoh in cling film/saran wrap (you can use anything that has weight to it and can be speared with a skewer), then again in hemp or wrapping paper. Secure with a bow.
  • Trim skewer to desired size and put the remaining skewer into the Playdoh. Trim hemp/wrapping paper.

7 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a cute idea Rachael.

two hippos said...

I love your pompom trees, brilliant idea!!!

Sue said...

Love your trees, but I hate making pompoms. I've never found a good tool to help and I hate those cardboard circles. I've bought several types of makers and none have really made nice pompoms. Do you really think this one is worth the investment?

Roseanna said...

These trees are adorable! Thanks for stopping by today and leaving such a nice comment. I think I might try this project with Ava and Bella.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Those trees are gorgeous!!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

beautiful!!!!
xxxx ale

Rachael Dorr said...

Thank you so much Ale - I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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