Pom Pom People


Last year, my daughter came home from school with a bunch of little pom pom people she had made. They lived in our Christmas tree and looked adorable. This year’s bunch look a little ragged, like they stayed up too late, and that’s what I love about them. They’re incredibly easy to make, and a fun way for young children to contribute to your holiday decor. Perfect pom poms be gone!


  • yarn
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • pom poms
  • glue gun
  • thread for hanging



Wrap yarn around your fingers until you’ve got a nice thick amount; anywhere from 100-200 times is good. The more yarn you use, the fuller the pompom, so be generous with the number of times you go around. Also, the more fingers you use, the larger the pom pom. After some experimenting, we found that a two finger width worked well. And remember, don’t wrap the yarn too tightly or it will be difficult to remove.


Once you’ve gone around enough times, carefully remove from your fingers.


Cut in half.


Cut a piece of yarn or decorative thread and tie a knot around the centre.


You’ll be able to use this to hang the pom pom in a tree, so make sure it’s long enough to make a loop with a knot. These little guys can also be perched on a branch if you prefer.


Fluff up the ball, and trim the ends if necessary.


We were aiming for a ragged, dishevelled look, but if you prefer something a little more precise, it’s best to use cardboard instead of fingers, and Martha’s got a great tutorial for that.


Finally, use a glue gun to add googly eyes and a pom pom nose.



Filed under Christmas, yarn

22 responses to “Pom Pom People

  1. How very creative! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. These are adorable. Each one is so unique and for some reason they remind me of the Muppets:-)

  3. I have to make these!!! The little family will live on my fridge as magnets! Thanks for this cutie craft!

  4. How cute are these little pom pom people
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful
    holiday season.

  5. Oh my cuteness! Thank you so much for sharing ’em at our Show and Tell Linky Party!

  6. Super cool! I’m pinning to try these with my girls!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. These are too funny and CUTE!! Thanks for linking to Adorned from Above party. I was co-host and am following you now. Best Christmas Season to you. Linda

  8. I can see a lot of fun possibilities with this project!

  9. Oh doggone those are CUTE! And so heartwarming to know a child made them. Some of my favorite memories are making Christmas goodies like that, and I’m sure she’ll fondly look back on this.

    Thanks so much for sharing at the party,
    ❤ Christina at I Gotta Create!

  10. danandmariel

    So fun! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …” We’ve also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  11. Anonymous

    Ahhhhh, perfect. If I made the tree hair bow for my granddaughter, what was I going to make for her brother? Thank you.

  12. So fun and cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  13. How adorable!! That’s the perfect project for kids. They are so fun. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. 🙂

  14. rachel

    i really like it.

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