Christmas tree pom pom tutorial!
Pompoms make great wintery decorations – they look lovely hanging from a Christmas tree or just part of a snowy scene. They’re also the perfect chilly winters day activity as the yarn is all cosy to the touch and the winding gets your blood moving and warms you right up!
To make the Christmas Tree Pompom!
You will need:
- 10cm and 3 cm PomPom makers
- Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Racing Green, Evergreen, Coffee Bean and Buttercup Yellow
- A pair of scissors, sequins or small beads for decoration, glue, small length of silver or gold yarn and yarn needle.
To make the tree:
Fill half of the large maker with the Racing Green yarn. Fill till it is about 3/4 full.
Then take the Evergreen yarn, combine it with the Racing Green and wrap both strands around the maker till that half is full.
Fill the other half of the maker with the Evergreen yarn. Also make a brown PomPom using the small maker.
If you want the tree to be a hanging decoration then use a strand of yarn to tie around the PomPom when removing it from the maker. Then use a second strand of a gold or silver yarn and tie this around the middle of the PomPom to use as the hanging loop.
Complete the small brown PomPom and remove from the maker. Trim this Pom into a trunk shape – trim the top and the bottom flat and then trim around the middle so it is neat and cylindrical.
Trim the green Pom into a tree shape – begin by trimming the top half of the Pom into a cone shape – with the top of the cone being by the hanging loop.
Turn the tree upside down and trim the bottom of the Pom so it is flat.
Keep trimming till you are happy with the shape. When finished use a glue gun or fabric glue to stick the trunk to the tree top.
If you want a decorated tree glue small sequins and beads to the tree.
Finally add a small yellow PomPom to the top of the tree.
To make a snow covered tree!
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Fill the first half of the PomPom maker with the Evergreen yarn till it is about half full, then fill the rest of it with a mix of Evergreen and Racing Green. On the second part of the maker fill the first third with Racing Green yarn, the second third with a mix of Racing Green and White and the final third with white. Follow the above instructions to complete the tree.
Last updated: March 14th, 2017.