Pom poms are undoubtedly one of our favourite things to make. Whether we’re making them with many colours or just one, and no matter what size we’re creating, they’re simply a blast to wrap, tie, and set free. The fact that we taught out kids how to make them recently has had us in the mood to use them for all kinds of different projects, so we’ve been spending downtime looking for inspiration when it comes to Christmas themed pom pom crafts that we can all work on together!
Just in case you love the idea of making DIY holiday pom pom projects just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the best designs we’ve come across so far.
1. Pom pom Christmas pudding
Have you actually been hoping to learn more about making pom poms that include more than one colour but without random colour scattering, even though you still want to keep things quite simple? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Love Knitting made this adorable Christmas pudding the involves a dual coloured pom pom, a smaller solid one, and some cute little felt leaves.
2. DIY pom pom Christmas tree
Are you and your kids or your friends (or maybe just you on your own) in the mood for making lots of pom poms? We find we like sitting down to do them while we watch movies or TV! In any case, use those pom poms once you’ve got a pile of them to create this lovely little Christmas tree design featured on Joann!
3. Pom pom reindeer
Have you ever looked down at a pom pom you just finished making and thought about how it looks like a fluffy little animal? Well, what if we told you that you can turn it into a furry creature? Check out this fantastic double pom pom moose tutorial from Not on The High Street that uses felt for the antlers, ears, and facial features.
4. Miniature pom pom snowman
Are you the kind of detail oriented crafter who almost always prefers to make things in miniature? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really enjoy the way Lia Griffith made these absolutely adorable little double pom pom snowmen! Their eyes are beads, their ear warmers are pipe cleaner, and their scarves are yarn. Mixed media crafts always make for some fun!
5. Pom pom Christmas tree and candy cane stick craft
Not every pom pom craft you make has to be done with yarn pom poms that you made from scratch yourself! Simple crafting pom poms can be a blast to work with as well, especially for simple kids’ crafts. We love the way Playing House in Maryland cut out the base shapes of Christmas trees and candy canes in cardboard and let their kids use pom poms to fill in colours and designs.
6. Pom pom and branch tree craft
Just in case you’d rather help your kids make a pom pom craft that’s a little more wacky and unconventional, here’s a fully tree project that’s built around a stick of cinnamon! Check out how Our Sixth House added faux fir branches and used poms poms as ornaments but also as filler in a glass or small vase to help the tree stand up.
7. Pom pom branch centrepiece
Are you actually so intrigued by the idea of pom pom stuck all over a tree that you’d like to take the concept further and really create a project that looks like a pom pom tree? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Aunt Peaches made this dry branch centrepiece a lot bright looking and more festive by adding pom poms all over the ends.
8. Pom pom ornament craft
If upcycling crafts have ever been your think, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Northstory used miniature, colourful crafting pom poms to give a plain old Christmas bauble a very interesting facelift indeed! Add a ribbon tied in a bow for some finishing touches and voila.
9. Yarn pom pom and bottle cap ornament
Perhaps you quite enjoy the idea of making Christmas baubles from pom poms but you’d rather work with DIY yarn pom poms then the pre-made crafting kind? In that case, save up some old pop bottle lids as well and take a look at how The Crafty Swedes made these soft Christmas balls where the lids take the place of the metal settings on the top where the baubles hang onto the tree!
10. Polar bear pom pom wreath
Were you rather intrigued indeed by the idea of making a pom pom based project that required a lot of yarn pom poms because you find making them a soothing thing to do on your down time but the stacked pom pom Christmas tree idea just didn’t appeal to you that much? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Twine & Table made this stunning pom pom door wreath! You could choose any colour and theme, technically, but their cream and off-white polar bear idea, complete with felted bears, is nothing short of stunning.
11. Pom pom gift toppers
Have you actually been looking for wats to share you love for pom poms with the people around you? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to find this idea from A Lovely Lark very interesting indeed! Regardless of which kind of pom pom you like using better, we love their suggestion for using them as gift toppers when you wrap your Christmas presents. This is a great way to add colour to the wrapping scheme if you’ve gone the upcycled paper route rather than using new gift wrap!
12. Mini shaped yarn pom pom trees
Have you ever seen those fantastic pom pom crafts that are cut into different shapes once they’re tied into place, kind of like the way a bush would be pruned in the garden? Well, they’re actually a total blast to make and this adorable little shaped pom pom tree project featured on Picot Pals is a great beginner’s craft to get yourself trying it out.
13. Pom pom angels
Are you still feeling rather intrigued by the idea of turning pom poms into classic Christmas characters but you just haven’t seen the one that ha caught your eye yet? Well, if you’re the kind of person who loves to adorn your house in lovely holiday angels, then this next project might be the one for you! See how these angels were made from yarn pom pome, wooden pegs, and felt on Janer Designs.
14. Pom pom mantel garland
Maybe you’re quite new to the DIY pom pom game or you’re trying to keep things very simple indeed because your kids are still little, so you’re just looking for a way to display Christmas coloured pom poms as they currently are? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Make It Yourself Girl arranged theirs across the top of the mantel like a garden in order to add a colorful pop of cheer to their space!
15. Pom pom photo wreath
Just in case your favourite kind of craft is always the option that involves some kind of photo because you’re a nostalgic person, here’s an adorable idea from One Little Project for making a pom pom picture ornament! We love the way they made some look like Christmas wreaths and others look like stars, just to keep things interesting.