If you saw my post on How To Make Easy Yarn Pom Poms then you probably gathered that I was on a total pom kick this year! It all began, because I was visualizing an entire Christmas tree decorated with pom poms. I initially thought I wanted to have it be on our front porch, but after a bit of a weather-based snafu, I decided on the nook off our kitchen for this whimsical piece of Christmas decor. If you are a pom pom lover, today’s DIY Pom Pom Christmas Tree post is for you.
DIY Pom Pom Christmas Tree
When I initially started this foray into creating a full tree covered in pom poms, it was actually going to be a flocked tree (the ones that look white) and intended to be out on my porch. And it was only one. But, when I started shopping for trees, I quickly realized flocked just wasn’t me. I saw the tinsel trees and knew immediately that my vision was shifting. So, I brought the one tinsel tree home, and it looked dwarfed on my larger porch alcove, so I got a second slightly taller one. They were cheap (4 foot silver tinsel tree + 6 foot silver tinsel tree) and I know I’ll use them for years, so I didn’t feel too badly.
I had already made a ton of jumbo pom poms, some in Christmas colors and others rainbow colors, to decorate the trees so as soon as I got the trees home and set up, I began attaching the pom poms to the branches. To do this, I used the excess yarn on each pom and tied a bow. I did it this way (as opposed to hanging), because I wanted the poms to be tight against the branches. When it was all done, I used an old tablecloth from our wedding and draped it around the base of the trees for a little extra sparkle.
Once it was all finished, I had it all set up outside and began spraying the entire tree with ScotchGuard to protect the yarn from the elements of Hawaii (salty, humid air). My neighbor, who is very familiar with textiles said she loved how it looked, but warned me that regardless of how much ScotchGuard I used, the weather was going to break down the yarn and create moldy poms that would likely need to be trashed after this season. ACK!
Christmas Tree Decorated With Pom Poms
The whole point of this DIY was to keep it season to season, so I knew that I needed to forget keeping it on the porch and move it somewhere climate-controlled. See also: indoors.
I ultimately decided on putting them in a nook that is just off our kitchen and while it’s not what I had originally intended, I really do like it here. I get to see my festive trees all the time (we don’t really use our front porch) and I know I’ll be able to recycle this decor for next year!
To make it a bit easier, I’ve linked everything you need right here to re-create this holiday DIY at home:
If you make your own pom pom tree or use pom poms in another piece of decor, I’d love to see!