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Little Boy Blue

2011 December 18
by Katie

Do you have a spare 30 seconds?


Well, no worries – you can literally do this craft while sitting on the potty.  It’ll keep your hands busy :)   It’s christmas tree crafting time and this time around I am here to show ya how to make this little blue cone tree covered in fun pompoms.

All you need is some pom pom trim from the fabric store (I got my whole roll for $3 so keep your eyes peeled for a discount price!), a couple straight pins and a styrofoam tree from the dollar store.

All you do is start at the bottom and secure the trim into the tree with a straight pin…then wrap wrap wrap like you are the Fresh Prince of BelAir…WASSUP PHILLY!….wrap all the way up to the top and then secure with your other pin before snipping the end.  Bada Boom Bada Tree.

So cheap and easy and fast!  Bonus points if you use hot glue – cause then you made this bad little boy completely kid friendly :)

For past christmas tree craftasticalness (tis the season for word inventioness), here are some quick pics…


Oh and I thought it would be fun - since obviously you are done crafting your pom-pom tree while on the toilet and need something else to ponder….to see how we are doing with this whole 12 days of Christmas syllabus….about half-way there…plus, I added a few more things I thought you guys would appreciate - including a little house crashing (on my wonderful mama) and some kick-your-snow-boots-in-the-air-like-you-just-don’t-care giveaways.  They are gonna rock your world.

Okay – now is the time to get your share on…if you have done a recent Christmas craft (like you made a tree like me or you made some ornamentations for your tree or you brought the heat to a christmas wreath) I’d love to see it!  Here is the linky party – so please please please show me your recent creations.  Afterall, I always need some inspiration for next year!

26 Responses leave one →
  1. December 18, 2011

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Visit here for details:

  2. December 18, 2011

    I am really not crafty at all so the extent of my “crafting” this year went to printing fun printables for my Christmas decor! Here is my “Keep Calm and Merry On” sign that I just love.

    Love that pom tree of yours! Plus, I think blue and green are legitimate Christmas colors – I once had a blue, lime green & silver tree!

  3. December 18, 2011

    I love that pom pom tree! So cute! I also love the one you made out of sticks! My crafting this year was pretty minimal. We’re still living out of boxes – having moved and started a renovation only two weeks ago so it’s difficult for me to justify crafting while there is an insane amount of other stuff that has to be done around here. Next year.

  4. December 18, 2011

    I’m on the road to learning how to be crafty. The ideas are sometimes there but the problems is knowing how to accomplish them. Thanks for the inspiration! p.s. That twine tree is darling. I’m going to try my hand at making one. Surely I can’t screw it up.

  5. December 18, 2011

    Love this darling tree! And your bokeh is GORG!

  6. Jenny R permalink
    December 18, 2011

    Yay for Christmas tree bokeh!

  7. December 18, 2011

    I love the pom pom tree, Katie! It looks like a tree full of marshmallows, which makes me seriously crave some hot chocolate!

  8. December 18, 2011

    Very cute project!

  9. December 18, 2011

    Love the little blue tree!! It’s so cute and I wouldn’t have thought to use the pom pom trim.

  10. December 18, 2011

    This is too funny! I was just at my Aunt’s house this afternoon and I noticed a little green pom pom tree in her bathroom. I LOVED it and asked where she had gotten it. She found it at some Christmas shop a while ago and I thought, hey I can make that! Then here I find you made one! I wasn’t sure if I should use loose pom poms or the trim. Looks like the trim works perfectly. I’ll be making one of these, Thank you!!

  11. Deb permalink
    December 18, 2011

    Katie, I have to tell you I’ve been following your blog from a link in my daughters and I find you so entertaining! I absolutely love your little Will! He reminds me of my own Grandson to the tee. He throws things, babbles with only a few words recognizable, climbs & jumps and loves all outdoor equipment and tools. I’m convinced that if we lived in the same area not only would Will and my Grandson Jake be best buddies so would my daughter and you!

    • December 18, 2011

      Aww – we are so flattered! I’m sure we would instantly regret letting the two big boys loose though :) DOUBLE TROUBLE!
      xo – kb

  12. December 18, 2011

    What an adorable, easy and quick project! I’m totally doing this this week :)

  13. Michelle permalink
    December 18, 2011

    I made a tree similar to yours.. three trees actually. I used a styrofoam cone and tinsel! They turned out great. The three only took about 15 minutes!

  14. December 19, 2011

    Love this idea! Here are some of my recent projects for inspiration!

    Great present for a girlfriend:

    Christmas wreath:

    Christmas presents for neighbors, teachers, etc.:

  15. December 19, 2011

    I love linky parties! I find so many great things that I probably wouldn’t find otherwise :)

  16. December 19, 2011

    That is so cute! I love your Christmas crafts.

  17. December 19, 2011

    Love this! So cute and easy!

  18. Lady permalink
    December 19, 2011

    I thought those were marshmallows…so I am now going to figure out how to do that tree with marshmallows and frosting so it’s edible. Maybe fudge too? Thanks for the idea!

  19. December 19, 2011

    Katie, I love the blue pom-pom tree!! So fun! I did want to know where you got the adorable white tree in the picture with it, though? Did you make that? I’m trying to figure out if I can steal (or borrow? I suppose that’s a much kinder word to use!) some inspiration and recreate the white one. I really like that one too!!

    • December 19, 2011

      Yup – that is the wax paper tree – it’s linked up in the post!
      xo – kb

  20. Laura permalink
    December 19, 2011

    Completely random, but I just saw this link on Twitter and thought of you.

    Warning though, your mouth may water!

    • December 19, 2011

      haha…I love that it’s covering up veggies :)
      xo – kb

  21. December 19, 2011

    I have been a secret follower all summer and I finally have the courage to comment. I am not sure why I never have before but you are seriously the cutest thing since slice bread! You are so fun and creative! I just love your blog. You a big inspiration. Thanks for sharing every day!


    • December 19, 2011

      Aww thanks Ginger. I love that name by the way – it reminds me of cookies and pregnancy (which I loved with a capital LOVE!). Thanks for your sweet comment – it totally is sweet to hear when I feel like I’m not being such a good blogger!
      xo – kb

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