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Pom Pom Ornaments

Posted by  ·  December 4, 2008

I remember making candy cane ornaments like these YEARS ago in Sunday school. I had a nice time reliving those memories with my daughter yesterday.

We used 1 inch pom poms, tacky glue, recycled cardboard from soda and cereal boxes, a hole punch and a piece of ribbon for hanging (and for a bow on the wreath). After the shapes are cut I would punch the hole for hanging and add the ribbon for hanging before adding the pom poms. It will be more difficult later. If you would like to use the shapes we used you may download them here.

Candy Cane and Wreath Pom Pom Ornaments Template

I cut out the shapes for my daughter and we applied lots of glue. She then carefully placed each  pom pom on the cardboard.  When she was finished I sat a dinner plate on top for a few minutes to get the edges of the pom poms glued to the cardboard.

She was so proud when she hung them on the Christmas tree last night!

You might also be interested in these holiday ideas:

Candy Cane Crafts

Photo Block Ornaments


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  2. Stefanie Kay
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
    Remember to your child's name and the year on the back. I have so many from even my kids were small and I don't remember what each child made and their age when they many it. I lost some memories after some surgeries and wish everything had names and dates.
  3. Raeyle
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
    What size pom poms did you use? Want to do this with my class but need to order the right amount.
  4. Julie H
    Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
    We made these this weekend. My 3 & 2-year old had a blast! Great craft idea, thanks!!
  5. Julie B
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
    Thank you for this, something my preschoolers can even do.
  6. Friday, December 5th, 2008
    Thanks for a fun, simple idea!! We're gonna make these today!! :)
  7. Friday, December 5th, 2008
    cute and easy!
  8. Phyllis
    Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    Couldn't you glue these on both sides and have an ornament that will look great from both sides?
  9. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    It is funny you did a craft with pom poms. I just glued all my pom poms to a wreath for the front door. I guess I beter get some new ones...your craft is too cute!
  10. Belinda
    Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    These are so cute! I also like the photo block ornaments. Thank you!
  11. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    These are so adorable! My son and I usually make candy cane reindeers for our tree every year but I this its time for a change this year!
  12. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    These are adorable! I can't wait to make some! Thanks for sharing!
  13. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    LOVE the pom-pom ideas!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for such fun ideas!!!
  14. Jenny
    Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    Give your little crafting partner a big hug! These are so cute and she did a wonderful job!! We would love a set for our house - hint, hint! xo
  15. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    CindyLouWho that's who you are! ; )
    Do you have any ideas as to what my 6 year old and 3 year old can make as gifts for each other. Something not necessarily Christmas but something playful or useful they can make?
  16. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    These are so cute! I may have to do these with my Sunday School class!!!
  17. Janet
    Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    Love these ...they bring back many memories !!! Thanks for reminding me :*)
  18. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    cute and easy.
  19. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
    These are so darling! I love them more than the other pom pom ornie's I've seen. We are certainly going to try this....

    Thanks for sharing!