Every once in a while, we and our kids go through a total crafting technique or supply obsession where everything we make suddenly involves the same thing. Even when we’re making seasonal things around a holiday, sometimes we hit a stride with one particular kind of project and we just stick with it for weeks, loving every minute. Our latest obsession like this is pom poms! Whether you’re talking DIY yarn pom poms or little fuzzy crafting pom poms, we’ll gladly use them. That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled lately for awesome winter and Christmas themed made specifically with or from pom poms.
If you’re feeling just as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, about making some winter themed pom pom crafts this holiday season, check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration!
1. DIY Christmas tree shaped pom poms
If you’ve never made alternatively shaped pom pom crafts before rather than just round ones then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very fun indeed! Remedy that situation right now by giving these funny pom pom Christmas trees from Whimsy Love a try! They even show you how to make the initial rounded shape and then customize it into a tapered one instead.
2. Winter pom pom wreath
Have you already made a whole series of yarn pom poms in beautifully neutral colours that suit your winter decor, but now you need help with ideas of what to turn them into? Well, if you’ve ever loved DIY seasonal door wreaths even half as much as we do, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Domestically Speaking combined all of theirs on a circular frame base in order to make a lovely pom pom wreath that greets guests with craftiness immediately upon arrival!
3. Yarn pom pom ornament garland
Do you love the idea of including yarn pom poms in neutral colours in your winter decor scheme but you’ve already got a door wreath that you like just fine? Then perhaps you’d prefer to turn them into a cute holiday garland instead! We love the way Mom Advice alternated pom poms with cute miniature Christmas baubles on their string. This would look nice looped across the tree or hung along the mantel.
4. Kawaii pom pom snowman
Did you love the idea of doing a bit of sculpting with your pom poms but you’d rather keep them rounded because you just adore how fluffy and spherical they look too much to cut into their shape? Well, that doesn’t mean you can’t still turn them into something awesome! These adorable embellished pom pom snowmen outlined in clean detail on Super Cute Kawaii are the perfect example of what we mean.
5. Pom pom pinecone ornament
In addition to crafting with pom poms, are you also a little bit fixated right now on crafting with pieces from nature like an unconventional crafting supply? Then we have a strong feeling you’re going to simply adore this craft from One Little Project that lets you combine the two! Check out their tutorial to see how they dotted the ends of their pine cones with brightly coloured miniature pom poms to look like a tree covered in fun ornaments.
6. Paper plate and pom pom Christmas tree
If you’re going to do any kind of crafting with pom poms around Christmas time, would you much rather make something really easy and driven towards your kids so they can get in on the fun too? Then we have a feeling you’re going to appreciate the way Creative Family Fun combined their love for pom poms with classic childhood paper plate crafting techniques in order to make this funny Christmas tree craft happen!
7. Pom pom snowman wreath
Are you actually still finding yourself thinking about the idea of making a pom pom door wreath as you scroll but you’re a total sucker for novelty and you can’t help wondering whether you might make one that has a little more character than the neutral version we showed you earlier? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how A Crocheted Simplicity turned several white DIY yarn pom poms into not just a wreath, but a wreath that looks like it was made from a group of fluffy little snowmen!
8. DIY pom pom Christmas tree
Did we almost catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a pom pom Christmas tree but you were kind of picturing something a little bigger and involving more pom poms when you first read the words? Then we think you’ll be pleased to see that Just That Perfect Piece has something a little more along the lines of what you’re looking for! Check out their page to see how this adorable standing tree was made from several pom poms arranged strategically in a cone shape.
9. Cute pom pom mouse
Okay we know that we saw we were going to specifically concentrate on Christmas and winter pom pom craft ideas and there’ isn’t necessarily anything particularly wintery about this next idea, but it was just plain too cute for us to not put on our list! If you like little critters too and think you can handle the challenge of making a more structured character, here’s an awesome guide from Sweet Pea Felts to teach you how this adorable pom pom mouse was made in surprisingly few simple steps.
10. Cute pom pom fairy garland
Were you hoping to get your kids in on the yarn pom pom crafting process but you know their taste in projects is a little more colourful and whimsical than a lot of what you’ve seen so far? Then maybe something like this adorable pom pom fairy garland outlined step by simple step on Raising Up Rubies would be a little more up your alley! Besides your yarn, you’ll need felt, wooden dolls from the craft store, paint, and some jute string.
11. Pom pom Christmas ornaments
Perhaps you’re actually still feeling quite intrigued indeed by the idea we showed you earlier of placing yarn pom poms and miniature Christmas baubles in one place, but you’re not sure you have enough yarn to make an entire garland like you saw there? Then perhaps you’d have a little more luck with something like this larger but singular pom pom and glitter bauble Christmas tree ornament! See how it’s done in more detail on 5 Minutes for Mom.
12. Snow sprinkled pom pom flowers
If you’ve decided to wrap your gifts in a way that’s much more customized and DIY than usual lately, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at this next idea from The Frugal Girls! Their tutorial walks you step by step through the process of making a beautiful little yarn pom pom flower from a branch, sprinkling it with some glitter so it looks “snow dusted”, and using a clothespin to attach it to a ribbon around your latest paper wrapped present.
13. Christmas pom pom branches
Are you still feeling quite enamoured with the idea of using miniature crafting pom poms to make something a little brighter and less traditionally Christmassy but still quite suited to winter? In that case, we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Aunt Peaches made this lovely tree branch vase decor by sticking the little pom poms on the end of each twig. The contrast between the colours and the natural finished of the branches is nothing short of stunning.
14. Pom pom coasters
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find some kind of pom pom project that might make a lovely Christmas gift for another DIY enthusiast but we just haven’t quite convinced you with anything yet? Then we’d like to present these wonderfully colourful felted pom pom coasters for your consideration! They’re awesomely useful but simple to make and Inspired by Charm has all the info you’ll need. They’re the perfect gift for someone who loves a hot drink on a cold winter’s day!
15. Pretty twig and pom pom wreath
Just in case you’re not quite over the pom pom wreath idea yet but you’re still feeling quite intrigued by the idea of crafting with nature as well, here’s an awesome design that will help you combine the two concepts in one place! Take a better look at this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess to see how they made a sunburst design with twigs and lined the inside circle with yarn pom poms.
Have you made other fantastic DIY things from pom poms before that you were very happy with but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!