Every year, I make a cool Christmas tree craft. My favorites are the M&M Christmas trees and the Darth Vader Christmas tree, but I also love this button tree (kid-friendly!) and one made out of mini pinecones that I never got around to blogging about. I’ve been trying to figure out what this year’s Christmas tree would look like for weeks now!
It finally came to me, and when it did, I was so excited about them that I couldn’t get these made fast enough. These DIY pom pom Christmas trees are everything I hoped they would be and more (they’ve inspired some bathroom decor…but that’s another post entirely!).
DIY Pom Pom Christmas Tree
Don’t forget to pin it for later! 🙂
Truth be told, the pom poms are smaller than I expected them to be. This is my fault…the measurements were clearly stated on Amazon and they even had a picture of someone holding one. But in my head? They were bigger. In case you’re wondering if this took forever with all those little pom poms, the answer is…kind of.
The first tree took awhile, partially because I had the kids trying to help, I kept burning myself (blisters!) with my glue gun, and I didn’t have a system down. But as soon as I got into a rhythym, I lost track of time and these became therapeutic…honestly, when I finished the last one I felt like I’d just meditated for an hour. So there’s that.
Here’s what you need to make them:
- Mini pom poms
- Craft cones (I made three – two of them are this size and the larger one is this size)
- Glue gun (this is the one I have – you could also use e6000, which will take longer to dry, but won’t burn you!)
- Ribbon if you want to add a bow (or find a cute star, or whatever you want for the top…I just like bows)
Here’s how to make them:
Hold the cone by the top. With your glue gun, apply a strip of glue to the base of the cone (just a few inches long – if it’s too long, it will dry before you get done gluing the pom poms).
The pom poms are persnickety little balls of fluff and kind of hard to manage. I found that the best thing to do was pour a bunch out onto a plate or a flat surface and grab them one at a time. BE CAREFUL as you stick them in the glue…they wiggle around and they’re tiny and the glue is hot.
I may have screamed so loud when my fingers accidentally ended up with a large amount of hot glue attached to them that my six-year-old started to cry. :-/ The good news is that I quickly amended my gluing method and got into a groove. #problemsolver
I wanted bows for the top, so I tied a bow and hot glued it to a toothpick, and then stuck it in the top of the tree.
I left these trees “trunk-less,” but if you want to see how I’ve added a base/trunk to other trees, see what I did here with the Darth Vader tree base.
I’ll be adding this to my Christmas tree collection that sits on my mantel every year. Actually, I may need to find more room now that I have these…I think my collection has expanded enough to need a new home!
A couple other DIY Christmas tree ideas:
- This one is made from scrap wood – so clever!
- And this rustic stacker wood Christmas tree is another favorite of mine!
See all of my other DIY Christmas trees below (click on the photos to go to the tutorial).