It’s that time of year – the debut of the yearly Dream Tree Challenge!! This year I got the cra-zy idea to cover the tree in pom poms, and I’m SO EXCITED about how it turned out!
The tree is PACKED with pom pom awesomeness and I love all the color it brings to the space. It’s balanced with the wood and burlap tones, they work well with each other.
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Pom Pom Tree
First up, the tree itself – it’s a cute prelit white pencil tree from Michaels. I am loving pencil trees lately – they have a modern vibe, fit great into any space, AND they make decorating even easier because there’s less surface area to cover – perfect when attempting this pom pom look.
Next up – the pom poms! They are obviously the star of the show and pull such an impact that the tree didn’t need anything else.
How to make a Pom Pom tree:
- pick 4-5 colors and varieties of yarn, even varying thicknesses
- make large pom poms using a pom pom maker
- leave 2 long strands on pom pom and tie to use as an ornament hanger
- hang on tree as desired, filling most of the tree
At first I was thinking of an ombre effect, with more poms near the bottom and thinning out near the top. But I loved the look of the bottom so much that I ended up packing the whole tree full, all the way to the top.
When you put the on the tree, be sure to space out similar colors and yarn styles.
All the pretty pom poms!
Basket Tree Skirt
For the tree skirt, I used a simple basket from Michaels – I flipped it upside down and cut a hole in the middle of the bottom of the basket. The tree stand is under the basket and the trunk of the tree slid right through the hole in the basket.
Colorful Holiday Wall Decor
Don’t forget to spruce up the area around your tree – I LOVE working snowflakes into holiday decor, so a snowflake garland was a must. Again, these snowflakes are from Michaels and I just tied them with a burlap string. I love how the white pops against the aqua wall.
And then the other main decor piece is the large wall art. I found the Snow Day sign at Michaels but wanted to balance it with something colorful. To bring in the color, I put together the DIY painted canvas.
To paint the canvas, I used the same colors as the yarn used in the pom poms. I started with stripes of one color and just continued layering until I achieved my desired layering look.
I like how the canvas turned out and using it as a backdrop for the snow day sign.
Add some gifts and pillows and voila!
Would you tackle a pom pom tree? I’d love to see it if you do!
Dream Tree Challenge
Want to check out my Dream Tree Projects through the years?? Here ya go:
2016 – Floral Christmas Tree