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DIY Pom Pom Tree Art

You’ve probably heard of a Christmas tree and you might have even heard of an Easter tree, but have you ever heard of a pom pom tree? To be honest, there’s a whole world of crafty decor trees out there and I’ll be the first to admit that they’re my latest obsession. Creating decor trees lets me add a natural element to the room, craft with unconventional things that I can find right in my backyard, and make something that looks a little more artistic and unique than a lot of my other decor pieces. That’s why, when I discovered that my kids had been picking out all the brightly coloured crafting pom poms in the package for their own crafts and leaving all the black ones, I decided to put them to good use in my own DIY forays for the week. This super fun pom pom tree art was the result!

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Now, anyone who knows me will tell you that I adore watching other people’s crafting tutorials. That’s part of the reason I decided to map out my own steps here and make a little tutorial of my own, but this time for other people to watch! Check out the step by step instructions and matching photos below or, if you’re more of a visual learner, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to find a useful video tutorial instead.

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For this project, you’ll need:

  • Branches (I used two)
  • Acrylic paint (white, gold)
  • Paint brush
  • Black crafting pom poms
  • Hot glue

 

Diy pom pom tree art how to

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Diy pom pom tree art materials

Step 2:

Use your paintbrush to paint your first branch white. You want to paint the entire think all the way around; on both sides and in between every little branch. Feel free to do more than one layer or paint to get a solid, opaque coverage if you need to. When you’re done, set the branch aside carefully to dry.

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Step 3:

Clean your paintbrush (or grab a fresh one) and then use it to paint your second branch entirely gold. I used a metallic paint to get a fun, shiny finish that added a bit of glam to the project. Once again, you want to get full coverage all the way around. Set this branch aside to dry thoroughly as well.

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Step 4:

Use your hot glue gun to stick your black crafting pom poms to the twigs on your white branch. The goal here is to scatter them in a way that looks fun but natural, as though this is a tree that really does grow pom poms like a real tree might grow fruit or flowers.

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Step 5:

Repeat this pom pom gluing process, but this time on the gold branch. Try and scatter them in the same way as the white branch, and to use roughly the same number so that the two branches have similar visual densities.

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Step 6:

Put your finished branches in a vase of some kind and voila! You now have a pom pom tree art piece.

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That’s really all there is to it! Just like with any craft you watch a tutorial for, you’re also welcome (and, in fact, encouraged) to put your own spin on the simple details, like colour schemes and finished presentation. If you’d like to see my steps in action a little better, here’s a video tutorial!

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