September is almost over and Halloween is quickly approaching. My calendar is filling up quickly with birthdays, events, activities and my list of projects just gets longer. But we are ready for Halloween. Maybe not fully decided on our costumes yet, but we have an idea, and that’s half the battle right?!?! 🙂 I’ve got another project to share with you that is part of my Halloween entry way. I love this pom pom tree. It goes perfectly with the rest of my ghost themed entry way.
In order to make a pom pom tree, you have to know how to make pom poms. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make these mini pom poms. It’s really simple. Just use a fork! Hold the end of your yarn with your thumb and wrap the yarn around the fork. Then use a long piece of yarn and tie it by coming through the center prongs of the fork. Pull really hard and slide the yarn off the fork. Then pull it all together so it forms a circle and make a really tight knot. Take a pair of scissors and insert it into the yarn circle and cut the loops around the edge.
Once you cut around the edge, your pom pom will look a little uneven.
Just give it a good “hair cut” and help it look round and even. I trimmed one end of the long piece that I used to tie the pom pom together and left one long so I could hang it on my pom pom tree.
This was a great project to get the kids involved with. Their little hands loved wrapping the yarn around the fork and I helped them tie the knots and trim the pom poms. But they decided where on our tree we should hang them. I found these black branches that already had the ghosts on them at Hobby Lobby and put them in a tall vase. They just needed a bit of color and these pom poms were the perfect touch.
I can’t wait to use more pom poms around our house! Especially since the kids really like making them.
Love Pom Poms? Check out this Pom Pom Spider I made last year for my wreath. (I used a different technique for this pom pom.)