Christmas Kids crafts

Pom pom Santa hat decoration

We’re putting our Christmas tree up next week and we’ve been really busy making some handmade decorations to hang on them. My favourite has to be the easy pom pom Santa hat decoration. Today I thought I’d show you how we made them.

There are lots of ways to make pom poms. You can make them as we did at school, with two circles of card which you wrap the wool around. I’ve recently discovered the Clover Pom-Pom Maker and they make it even easier to make pom poms.

Pom pom Santa hat decoration

Equipment to make a pom pom Santa hat decoration
Clover Pom-Pom Maker
White wool
Scissors
Felt felt
Googly eyes
Fabric glue

How to make a pom pom Santa hat decoration

I used a Clover Pom-Pom Maker and The Women’s Institute Soft & Cuddly wool, both from Hobbycraft.  The Clover Pom-Pom Maker has great instructions or you can follow the pom pom tutorial on the Hobbycraft blog. I used two large Pom-Pom makers but you can make them any size.

Hobbycraft pom pom maker

When you have finished your pom pom trim any loose threads, leaving one long length to hang your decoration. When you have made a few pom poms set them aside to make a hat.

pom pom santa

Cut a large circle from the red felt and cut in half. Fold around your length of wool and glue (or stitch) in place. Push the hat down , glue to the top of your pom pom if needed.

pom pom santa

Add googly eyes and you have a fun pom pom Santa decoration.

pom pom santa decoration

 

For more ideas for Christmas Decorations that kids can make, please take a look at the following:

Egg Carton Snowman from Sugar Aunts
Kid-made Pom Pom Garland from Spark and Pook
Simple Jingle Bells Christmas Ornament from Peakle Pie
Gingerbread House Photo Ornament from Teach Me Mommy
Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath from 3 Dinosaurs
Hand-made Christmas Card Holder from My Bright Firefly
Simple bubble wrap holly wreath decorations from crafty kids at home

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11 Comments

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    Tiffiny
    December 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Oh My Goodness! These are adorable! So much cuter than the store-bought pom poms we always use.
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    Shannon
    December 7, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Those are adorable!
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    Nicola
    December 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Wow that pom pom making tool a nifty piece of kit, things have moved on since my pom pom making days!
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    Helen @ Peakle Pie
    December 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    These are so cute – Peakles and I must make some of them this weekend!
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    tracey witts
    December 9, 2015 at 11:33 am

    oh these are so adorable! we have pom pom makers so going to try this!

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    lynn @ More4mums
    December 10, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Now I want a pom-pom maker – never knew they exisited !
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    Terri
    December 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I just love making pom poms! These are so adorable!
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