With the Thanksgiving Holiday now over with, the kiddos and I embark on decorating the house the week after with Christmas decor. Today I bring to you a simple, budget friendly Christmas DIY project. This cute miniature pom-pom ornament tree is my little creation that I am submitting to The December Dollar Bin Challenge. Each month a group of some fabulous and very talented DIY bloggers participate in a Dollar Bin Challenge, where we select a certain dollar item to make-over, up-cycle and/or decorate. Be sure to head over to their blogs to see how they made over their mini dollar spot Tree in a burlap bag!
Target’s Dollar Spot had these adorable Christmas Tree’s in Burlap bags that Dinah from DIY Inspired chose for our December Dollar Bin Item. Aren’t they just adorable?! I was so excited about these cute trees that I purchased three of them to place around my downstairs living space. I had complete designer’s block with what I was going to with mine, but as I was thinking about how I wanted to decorate simplistic this year I thought how soft and subtle the look of mini pom-poms bring into a space. I had some yarn left over from previous projects hanging around in my studio so I put my little fingers to work with some light cream yarn and some red and white bakers twine.
There are quite a few tutorials out here in blogosphere on how to make mini pom-poms. I have done two methods… using a fork, and using my fingers. I tend to favor using my fingers as I find I get a tighter pom-pom. Simply wrap the yarn around your pointer and middle finger a bunch of times. The more you wrap the fuller your pom-pom will be. Once it is wrapped it around my fingers enough, I pull the leftover string up and through the space between my two fingers and tie it to the beginning thread really tight, making sure to leave the end of the thread long enough to make a loop to hang the mini pom-poms onto the tree. Next I slip scissors through the loops that were created on each side and snip them.
Making these mini pom-pom ornaments took me an entire 10 minutes and I think they are the perfect addition to my Dollar Bin Christmas Tree!
How about you friends? What is your seasonal look this year?
Don’t forget to go see how my super talented blogger friends decorated their Dollar Bin Challenge item this month!