We made these super fun, quick and easy Twinkle Pom ornaments for our tree. All you need is a package of Twinkle Poms, straight pins, styrofoam balls and 3-inch ribbon. You can substitute other poms that are not sparkly if you would like. You need approximately 50 to 55 Twinkle Poms for the 2-inch in diameter balls and probably 30 to 40 for the smaller size. We used the smaller size, because once you add the poms, they are a pretty good size. Then just stick the straight pin through the pom and then through the ball. It's that simple. When adding the ribbon, fold in half, put a pom on top of it at the bottom and put the pin through all of the layers and into the ball. One little suggestion. You don't have to do this, but you may want to consider adding a little tad of Elmer's glue directly to the styrofoam ball and before adding the poms just for extra stickability and assurance that the pins don't slip out at some point. We didn't do this. We haven't had any problems.
We went outside and gathered some twigs, spray painted them white, put them in a vase and added our new ornaments. You can also put them directly on your Christmas tree or give them as gifts. You still have time to make these because it doesn't take a lot of time. It's a great project for kids. Have fun, and let me know if you make some.
Reminder: Just wanted to remind everyone that my 9 year old daughter and I both have our own sewing blogs. Mine is Sewing With Trudy and Emily's is Super Stitches. I hope you'll go look around. The top post is the same as this one; so you'll have to scroll down to see what else we've been up to.
I'll be posting another tutorial on Wednesday on how to make a different fun and easy Christmas Tree decoration. And in the next few days, Emily will be posting a tute on how to make a Christmas tree skirt on her blog.
We've recently made lots of other great things that we'll be posting over the next few weeks. So be sure and check back.