DIY Decorated Pom Pom Christmas Tree Tutorial

 

Time to get festive with some Christmas themed DIYs!  This project is an easy one that can be used over and over in new ways: a Decorated Pom Pom Mini Christmas Tree.

 

 

It has all the elements of a full size tree, but in miniature:

 

Much more fun than just basic pom pom trees!

Materials:

- Styrofoam cone

- Green pom poms

- Low temp hot glue & glue gun

- Ball head pins

- Glass bubble ball charms

- Angel flat back/Christmas star button

- Green felt

- Mini wired tinsel


Foam cone & pom poms are easily found at most craft stores.  Two bags of medium pom poms is just enough for a 12 inch high cone.

 

 

Making the tree is pretty simple.  Using low temp hot glue is key to keep it from melting the styrofoam base.  Add a good amount and start adding pom poms along the bottom:

 

 

For the next row, nestle the pom poms in between the previous row. They'll be nice and compact to guarantee none of the white base will show.  Repeat all the way to the top.

 

 

At the tip add 3 pom poms to finish.  Cut a circle of green felt for the bottom to fully hide the foam and glue it on.  Now the tree is ready to decorate!

 

 

This tree to look like a mini version of the real thing, thanks to our fabulous glass bubble ball charms. They look just like real ornaments and add just enough bling. 

 

 

We did a mix of the crystal filled and the mini star filled charms.

 


To attach them, we used green ball headed pins.  These are perfect for making sure the charms stay in place and the green tops blend right in with the tree.  Just poke the pins into the foam.  SO easy!!

 

 

We also added an angel flat back as our tree topper:

 

 

And swirled some mini tinsel around it to give it a finishing touch.

 

 

Since the pins aren't permanent, it can be a different tree every year.  We did another religious-themed version with some delicate ribbon and our Virgin Mary charms with Mary & Baby Jesus and a trumpeting angel button from the same button set the top:

 

 

We also decorated a little bottle brush tree using my mini star filled charms by taking a few earring hooks for jewelry making to use as ornament hooks.  

 

 

The earring hooks make it easy to hang them on this style of tree and have an authentic look.  

 

 

We put a Christmas star button to the top & it was a cute addition to our mini trees:

 

 

These mini trees are great for table tops, mantles or anywhere that needs a little festive decoration.  A bit of Christmas tree fun for any size space!