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Pom Pom Mini-Trees DIY

Mini-evergreen trees in candy-land colors are just so cute, cheery and festive. They can be used for place cards, cupcake toppers, or general holiday decorations on a windowsill or a mantel. Here is an inexpensive (and fast!) version inspired by those beautiful bottlebrush trees.

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Materials needed: Assorted pom poms, toothpicks, scissors, wine corks, colored paper, knife, alphabet stamps, ink pad

Step 1: Begin by stacking ascending size pom poms onto a toothpick, with the smallest pom pom being on the top. Push the toothpick through the center of the pom pom. Squeeze pom poms close to each other.
Step 2: Trim the pom poms into the shape of a tree, holding the scissors on an angle, and turning the toothpick as you cut.
Step 3: Cut a wine cork into thirds, and insert the stump end of the toothpick into a cut piece of cork.
Step 4: For place cards: Cut a strip of paper and trim the edges into a banner shape.
Step 5: Stamp names onto the paper strips. (You could also write in with marker or pen).
Step 6: Attach the name to the cork with a dab of hot glue.

Pom Pom Mini-Trees DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Pom Pom Mini-Trees DIY | Oh Happy Day!Pom Pom Mini-Trees DIY | Oh Happy Day!

PS: You could even attach a string and make ornaments out of these. What a sweet little gift that would be!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Emma Jayne

    December 16, 2014

    Wow! These are so cute!! They really easy to make too. I’m going to have a try :-)

  2. LARY@Inspiration Nook

    December 16, 2014

    These are adorable! I just posted a tutorial using mini trees while gift wrapping HAHA They are just the best!

  3. danielle @ this picture book life

    December 16, 2014

    So so so cute!

  4. Jamie

    December 16, 2014

    OMG! I’m amazed…and a little jealous I didn’t think of this!

  5. Jessica

    December 16, 2014

  6. Noushin

    December 16, 2014

    Lovely!

  7. 204 Park

    December 16, 2014

    Oh my gosh cuteness overload! LOVE this idea! xo, D

  8. Ceciel

    December 16, 2014

    Love it! So simple with a maximaal effect!

  9. Monique | WritingMonique

    December 17, 2014

    This really is a cute idea! Perfect!

  10. Carrie

    December 17, 2014

    What a clever little idea. :)

  11. Ashley

    December 17, 2014

    These are adorable! I Pinned them, and am going to make these with my kids over Christmas break. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Gillian

    December 17, 2014

    Oh my gosh I love these! And their a more budget-friendly choice than the mini trees I’ve seen in stores!

  13. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    December 17, 2014

    Aw Chiara you have SO MUCH FUN! Love the little stamps on the strips of ribbon, too – CAYOOT!

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