I know that we haven't quite reached the festive month of December yet and a few of you might be gasping that I'm sharing this Christmas pom pom tree ornament in November, but I have a few Christmas style tutorials/DIY projects up my sleeve for this year, so I thought I'd better start posting them now! These pom pom tree ornaments are fun to make and are 12cm in width, so a nice size to make a statement on your Christmas tree or you can hang them up individually around the house.
Let's get started:
The materials list is nice and straight forward, with hopefully basic crafting supplies that you already have on hand. You'll need a glue that holds fabric nicely and although I've used a sewing machine to stitch my two circles together, it's definitely not essential. You can also sandwich them by hand stitching or just use a dab of glue around the outside of each circle.
- Pom Pom maker - you'll need a small sized pom pom, about 3.5cm - 4cm in width when complete. Don't have one? Follow this pom pom tutorial & make your own.
- Glue - suitable for fabric.
- Embroidery floss - or light weight string.
- Circular object 12 cm in width - or make a template from cardboard using a compass.
- Sewing machine - optional
Step 1: Trace around an object (12cm in width) or use a template to create the felt circles for the ornament. Cut out. You will need x2 circles per ornament.
Step 2: Make x6 small sized pom poms (3.5cm - 4cm in width) per ornament. You will also need x1 rectangle of felt per ornament - 4cm X 3cm.
Step 3: Glue, hand or machine stitch two circles together.
Step 4: Glue the felt rectangle towards the circle base.
Step 5: Use a generous splodge of glue to adhere the first three pom poms. You will want them to be nicely squished up together, to form the base of the tree.
Step 6: Continue the tree by adhering another two pom poms into position, as shown in the step photo above.
Step 7: Complete the tree by adhering the final pom pom to the top.
Step 8: Cut a 30cm length of embroidery cotton or thin string. Thread the cotton onto a needle and through the top of the ornament, about 1cm down from the top. Tie a knot at the top of the cotton and a second knot at the base of the ornament, to secure it nicely in place.