Now that Christmas is even remotely close, my kids are already in full swing when it comes to wanting to make ornaments of their own. It’s a family tradition in our house to make all kinds of things that we can hang from our tree. Lately, we’ve been really big into yarn based crafts because I’m also a big knitter, so we always have scrap yarn on hand where it’s convenient for crafting. That’s how I came up with the idea for making adorable pom pom angel tree ornaments! I was actually so happy with the finished product that I decided to make another one just so I could outlined the process for other people to try out as well.
Check out these full step by step instructions complete with pictures! If you’re more of a video tutorial person, keep scrolling to the bottom of this post to find what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Wooden beads (one small and one big)
- Silver paint
- A paintbrush
- Pink yarn
- Markers (black, red, and pink)
Around the top of your larger wooden bead, paint a silver semi-circular shape with waving edges at the front like bangs and a rounded edge lower at the back. This will be your angel’s hair. Set this bead aside to dry. This will be your angel’s head and hair.
Paint the entire smaller wooden bead silver as well and set it aside to dry. This will be your angel’s bun.
Use your pink yarn to make a large pom pom. Start by cutting a piece of about six inches fro, the yarn and fold it in half so you have a loop at one end and two loose ends met up at the other. Hold it about halfway along its folded length between your middle and ring fingers, with your loose ends on the inside of your hand where your palm is and the loop at the back of your hand. Take the end of the ball of yarn and hold it against the inside of your four fingers with your thumb. Start wrapping the yarn around and around the full width of your four fingers (make sure the ends of the original piece between your fingers stick out one side so they aren’t caught underneath the wrapped yarn) until you have a yarn bundle about two inches wide and half an inch thick wrapped around your fingers. Cut your yarn bundle free from the ball.