Make this DIY Christmas tree pom pom pillow for your own home, or for a gift. This simple pom pom craft is inexpensive and fun!
When it comes to pom pom crafts, this little project should be at the top of the list. It’s one of those ideas that takes a little time, but is very easy to do…and this cute little pillow has so much charm, and is one of my favorite craft projects ever.
Once you have the pom poms made, the rest of the steps go very quickly. The pom poms do take a little time, but they are fun and relaxing to make. Gluing them on the pillow cover takes all of five minutes.
How to Make a Pom Pom
Here are awesome instructions for how to make a pom pom. I briefly thought about doing my own tutorial, but quickly talked myself out of that. There are many to choose from online. This particular tutorial uses a fork to make the pom poms, and I love this method because the pom poms turn out all the same size.
You can also use a pom pom maker. I will link to one in the supplies list. Another option is to buy ready-made pom poms. It’s hard to find any color other than kelly green, and the craft store pom poms are slightly smaller. But it’s possible to use them if that’s the look you want.
1.) Make your pom poms. To assemble the tree on an 18 inch pillow cover, you will need 27. If you use a bigger or smaller pillow cover, that number will need to be adjusted.
2.) Trim the tie strings off your pom poms, and flatten out the bottom of each one.
3.) Press your pillow cover. “Dry fit” the pom poms on the pillow cover so your spacing is decided before you begin to glue. Follow the pattern in the picture below.
4.) Starting with the bottom row, glue each pom pom to the pillow. One large drop of hot glue is all you need for each pom pom.
5.) When the tree is complete, glue a piece of ribbon on the pillow cover to make the tree trunk.
This tutorial was originally posted in 2013. I have wanted to update it for several years, so I’m happy that it’s finally happened. Back in 2013, I made a white pillow for my daughter, and an ivory one for myself. You can definitely give this project your own special touch by choosing the perfect color for your pillow cover, and the best color of green to blend with your decor.
This is also an easy craft to do with older kids or grandkids. The pompoms are simple enough that any child over the age of 7 or 8 could make them. I can’t wait to plan a crafty morning and make another pillow with my granddaughter.