How to Make a Pom Pom Tree

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

Alternative Christmas trees are all the rage this year, so in keeping with the trend I’ve come up with this bright and colourful Pom Pom Tree! There’s no mess of dropping pine needles and it’s a great size if you’re short of space at home.

What’s more, this simple how-to shows you the best way to make your poms with a Clover Pom Pom Maker, taking the hassle away from the traditional hoop method and speeding up the process. The colour choices are up to you, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get making!

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree

Suitable for: Beginners

Time to make: Two hours

You Will Need

How to Make

1. Pick up your pom pom maker and open up the arms, making sure that they are in pairs and next to each other.

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

2. Wrap your yarn around the arms. Once it’s thick enough (the yarn needs to reach the bottom of the semi-circle arch), cut the yarn and repeat the process on the other side!

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

3. Once they are of equal thickness, close the arms and with a small pair of scissors, cut between the arm pairs, using the centre gap as a guide.

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

4. Now that the yarn is separate, put a length of yarn through the middle of the pom pom maker and tie in a double knot, ensuring that it’s tight and in the centre.

5. Open up the arms and pull the maker apart, leaving you with a pom pom!

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6. Repeat the above steps with as many different colours as possible – some strong colour combinations would be primary colours or pastel shades! If you have multiple pom pom makers, you could vary the sizes as well if you like.

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

7. Once you have a suitable number of pom poms, use the glue gun to stick them onto the mache cone. The easiest way to do this is to apply the glue directly onto the cone to avoid burnt and sticky fingers!

8. Build up your pom poms around the tree and make more if required to fill in any gaps.

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

9. Put a pair of pom poms on the top point of the tree and carefully pop a bit of glue between them to position your star with ease! If you fancy, you could paint your star beforehand or cover it with glitter to give your tree an extra sparkle.

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

10. Add on gold bells sporadically using the glue gun. Again, be extra careful here not to burn yourself.

How to Make a Pom Pom Tree #christmas #pompom #decor

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Comments and Discussion

  • Emma Williams

    Looks fab, I’ve done something similar with your pom pom wreath idea.
    One question though, what colour yarns have you used? I’m struggling to find the right shade of green

  • Kate Harrison

    This is way too cute! Will definitely start to collect materials so we can create our own Pompom tree. Thanks for the idea. Looking forward for more DIYs

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