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Published on November 21st, 2016 | by Christine Leech


Pompom Christmas Pudding

Pompom expert Christine Leech from the Sew Yeah blog shows you how to craft an amazing pompom Christmas pudding. This is a great decorative addition to your Christmas tree!

This lovely little pompom Christmas Pudding is really simple to make – use a mix of brown and black wool to get the perfect curranty mixture or make it simple and just use one colour of brown and one colour of white for the icing.

You will need:

Paintbox DK yarn in the following colours Coffee Bean, Soft Fudge, Pure Black, Paper White, Champagne White, Tomato Red. Small Jingle Bell, small piece of green felt. Large needle, scissors, 7cm and 3.5 cm pompom maker. Gold Twileys Fingering yarn

Fill half the pompom maker with a mix of the browns and black wool.

Fill the pompom maker with brown and coffee yarn

Fill the other half with a mix of the whites till it is just over half full.

Fill the other half with a white yarn

Then fill the rest with the Brown and black mix till the maker is full.

Fill up with a brown and coffee blend

Cut the pompom open.

Cutting the pompom open

Use a 30cm length of gold yarn to tie the pompom together around the middle.

Tying the pompom together

Trim the pompom put till it is nice and pudding shape.

Trim your pompom

Make a small pompom using the red wool, trim till neat and round, Thread one or two red jingle bells onto the pompom tails.

Making the cherry on top

Place the red pom on top of the pud, thread one of the tails onto a needle and then push it through the middle of the pudding till it comes out the other side.

Threading the cherry on top

Repeat with the other tail then tie the two tails together at the base of the pudding and trim away the excess wool. (the knot should disappear into the pud.

Cut two small leaves from the green felt – use pinking shears if you have them to give a jagged edge. Pinch the leaves together at the base and sew together.

Green felt leaves

Finally either glue or sew the leaves in place.

Pudding pompom


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About the Author

Christine is not afraid of glitter, seam rippers, semi-colons or challenges, which is fortunate as in her jigsaw career of author, designer, stylist and maker she has to deal with all of them on a regular basis! For more fun stuff visit her blog or follow her on Instagram @sewyeah

Last updated: March 13th, 2017.

2 Responses to Pompom Christmas Pudding

  1. Myriam says:

    Ok, I really want a pom-pom maker, now…

  2. Bill Mark says:

    This is gorgeous!! Can you please link in the wool used as I would love to make these, but don’t have any of the equipment. Thank you! 🙂

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