These chubby pom pom ornaments lived a former life as garland, and now grace the branches of our Christmas tree in all their fluffy, textured glory. The fact that they took only minutes to whip up is the best part of all!
Last Christmas, I made large pom poms and strung them on a garland (I’ll link to the full tutorial at the end of this post). They were fast and fun and looked so cute hung from our mantel…
and going up the staircase.
This year, as we got out our Christmas decor, I decided, once again, to stick with very simple, very minimal decorations for our home. I’ve been minimizing like crazy and donating stuff left and right. Get my my favorite Minimalist Podcasts here.
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Easiest Pom Pom Ornaments Ever
The only decorations we put on our main tree is two lengths of finger knit garland I created and the pom pom ornaments I made by cutting apart the garland I made last year.
Side note: this is one of the three Christmas trees I painted last year. Yep. I painted them. I wanted frosted trees, minus the insane price tags…so I sprayed these lovelies in no time flat – and they still look fabulous.
But I digress.
Back to the pom pom ornaments.
All I did was cut a sufficient length of yarn in between the pom poms on the garland.
(Approx. 4 to 5 inches total – so about 2 to 2 1/2 inches of yarn on either side of each pom pom).
Then tied a simple knot to create a hanging loop.
Obviously, I prefer white and neutral colors in 100% wool, but use anything you like.
I love the texture all the woven/spun decorations bring to our tree.
Part of me wishes there were more steps in this. You know…to make it seem harder than it was. LOL! But truly…they’re the easiest pom pom ornaments ever. And I love them.
Here’s the post where I show you how to make these big, fluffy pom poms – no special tools or items needed! The simpler the better. 😉
I’m raising my hot cuppa to you and wishing you the simple joys of slowing down and keeping Christmas simpler than usual.
This post is part of a weekly installment of Fast Fix Friday’s, where my girlfriends and I share something to help you make life a little simpler, a little calmer, and filled with more of what makes you happy. This week, my girl, Kim, has gorgeous farmhouse candlesticks she made from an unexpected source. Don’t miss these beauties!