Make these colorful and cheery pom pom DIY letter ornaments for your Christmas tree. You only need three craft supplies — bright mini pom poms, floral wire and mini rick rack ribbon — to make easy handmade Christmas ornaments that double as merry DIY Christmas gifts.
Easy DIY Christmas ornaments using cute mini pom poms
This easy Christmas craft project uses one of my all-time favorite cheery craft supplies: mini pom poms. I store these little cuties in a mason jar on a shelf in my craft studio so I can look at them all the time.
DIY letter ornaments makes a great Christmas gift
Each Christmas, I buy letter ornaments for the kids at Land of Nod. Yeah, I said buy …I love cute typography and Land of Nod has a different cute letter each year. Then I saw these cute pom pom cake toppers and thought I could use up some of my pom pom stash. I didn’t have pipe cleaners but I did have floral wire, so instead of making a Joann run, I used 22 gauge floral wire and it worked really well.
Cute gift tag for wrapping Christmas gifts
These pom pom letters would look super cute on top of of a wrapped gift under the Christmas tree. I made my first pom pom ornament for my friend who temporarily moved to Chicago for a job and had zero Christmas ornaments for her tree! It was easy to make and I was hooked, so I started making them for my whole Christmas list. This year, I need to make a K for myself!
Supplies for making DIY pom pom ornaments – easy Christmas ornaments:
- Mini pom poms – I used 1/2″ pom poms and 1 cm should be good, too …any smaller sizes than these tend to have a tougher cores to go through
- Jewelry wire or paddle wire – be sure to choose 22 gauge or 20 gauge wire because thinner wire isn’t strong enough to go through the pom poms
- Wire cutters
- 1/8″ rick rack ribbon
- Good craft scissors
How to make DIY pom pom ornaments for Christmas:
Step 1: Make a letter shape from wire
Form a loose letter with jewelry wire or paddle wire and cut with wire cutters. You’ll want to cut it longer than you need just to give you enough room. And some letters, like K for example, will need a couple of pieces. Again, be sure to choose 20 gauge wire or 22 gauge wire because thinner wire isn’t strong enough to go through the pom pom.
Step 2: String the first mini pom pom onto the wire and secure
Be sure to use 1/2″ or 1 cm mini pom poms because smaller sizes have a tougher cores to go through. This is an easy 1-2-3 step (showing small photos below so you can see it more easily): String a pom pom onto the paddle wire (avoid poking yourself). Curve the end of the wire, then pull the pom pom down to hide the curved wire. Neat, huh?
Step 4: Loop the end back into the last pom pom and add a hook
Be sure to pin these DIY pom pom ornaments for later:
Or pin this step-by-step:
And tell me in the comments below: What letter will you make for your DIY pom pom letter ornaments?