A Pompom Christmas

In previous posts in our pompom series, we looked at ways that children might love pompoms and how pompoms might have decorated your autumnal home or Thanksgiving table. In this, the last post of the series, let’s look at some unconventional Christmas ideas using pompoms from different Knit Picks yarns.


Having a Christmas party, or just a few people over to your home (or cubicle) for drinks? Make these huge pompoms from Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky Yarn and the Clover Jumbo Pompom Maker, and everyone is sure to have fun! We used colors red and white, holding the two strands together or splitting them in the different halves of the maker, and paired them with some balloons and Chinese lanterns for a modern, festive look. Wouldn’t a whole ceiling done like this look really fun and special?


Don’t get me started on neon. I’m a child of the 80s, and now that Stroll Brights is back, I’ll find a way to work neon into anything I’m making. So this Christmas, I’ve made a neon Christmas tree. I used the small Clover Pompom Makers and Stroll Brights in every color, and hung them on a gold tree I bought at a yard sale back in July. With all this brightness I didn’t really need any lights, but I popped on a couple of LED sets and a tree skirt made from neon fabric on there, nonetheless.


This neon tree won’t be the only Christmas tree in our home. I might put it in the kid’s room, or in our master suite where my in-laws will be staying. Who wouldn’t want to retire to their own tree in the evening, so cheery and (stroll) bright? Under it will be a few extra gifts, decorated with pompoms, too.


For a slightly more traditional use of pompoms, why not make a door decoration to welcome guests, carolers, or, uh, reindeer?


I used Wool of the Andes Tweed in Brass Heather, Firecracker Heather, Farmhouse Heather, Forest Heather, and Dill Heather and the Small and Large Clover Pompom Makers to make this tweedy wreath.


I simply cut a circle (I traced a dinner plate) from cardboard box, cut out a smaller circle inside (I traced a dessert plate), painted the cardboard autumn red , and attached the pompoms. Have you seen the adorable cotton ribbon we have available? This folkloric pattern added the perfect touch. Could one of these ribbons add a little something to your handmade gifts this season?

We hope these pompom ideas, made from various Knit Picks yarn, will bring a touch of something special to your Christmas celebration.  We’re big fans of the pompom, and think it makes any occasion just a little bit more merry. Don’t you?

1 comment

  1. Julie V. / December 5, 2014

    Love everything about this post! Happy Holidays.