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Our Pom-pom Christmas Tree!

Hurray-it’s FINALLY up, and ready for the ‘big reveal’….!
Following on from the tradition we seem to have started for ourselves a couple of years ago, of making homemade trees (the egg box tree in 2012, and last year’s lampshade tree), I am very proud to present:


Here it is, in all it’s glory….

POmpom tree1

I’m keen to point out the following features..!

pompom tree star

pompom tree lights

Hubby and I are ridiculously pleased with this year’s tree. Hubby said that in our 10 years of Christmas Trees we have had, since we have been together, he thinks that this is the best yet!

I especially love it because:

  • I think it looks AMAZING! And I hope you do too
  • Hubby and I made it together-we sat there on the sofa, with the fire on, the Downton box set, and a LOT of wool!
  • We started in good time, and actually got it finished without having to stay up until crazy o’clock
  • We can use it again and again, and maybe even add to it each year, so that it gets bigger and bigger….!
  • It feels like a real community effort-I didn’t have enough/any green wool, and didn’t want to buy any new wool (not quite so Make Do and Mend if it’s all new wool!), so I appealed to the good people of my local Buy Nothing Group, and the people in the Make Do and Mend Pre-Loved Craft Stuff Facebook group, to see if they had any they could spare, and pretty much ALL of the wool has been donated by some very generous, very wonderful people! So if you sent me some wool-thankyou thankyou THANKYOU!! I hope you are as pleased as we are 🙂

Obviously Pom-pom trees will be all the rage for next year, so I’ll share a ‘how-to’ later on in the week (although it’s not really rocket science…)


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  • Reply The Zero-Waste Chef December 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    That’s a beautiful tree. What a fun project! Great idea.

    • Reply Jen December 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm


  • Reply How to Make a Pom-Pom Christmas Tree | My Make Do and Mend Year December 17, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    […] We are ludicrously pleased with our pom-pom tree: […]

  • Reply annibazooka December 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Awesome! We made ours out of tp rolls this year 😛
    Cheers & happy holidays,

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Love it Anni! Are you on Twitter? If so, what is your handle? Wanted to share it 🙂

      • Reply annibazooka December 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

        Thank you 🙂
        Nah, never really got twitter, so my account stays unused. But you can share it anyways 😉

        • Reply Jen December 18, 2014 at 9:44 pm


  • Reply Zahra December 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Love the idea of making your own tree – looks great!

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks Zahra!

  • Reply Heather Allen December 16, 2014 at 10:51 am

    It looks fab, well done! Definitely tweet a pic to Kirsty I think she’ll love it.

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      I did Heather, but she ignored me 🙁

  • Reply suth2 December 15, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    What a work of art. Congratulations. It looks terrific.

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂

  • Reply mehubbyandthekids December 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    This looks fantastic. Well done Jen (and hubby obviously) I love it x

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks Nicola!

  • Reply Eileen Norris December 15, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Wow , looks brilliant , on my list for next year !

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Yay! Start pom-ing early…!

  • Reply Louisa December 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Oh my, this is fantastic!! I want one!! X

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Louisa!

  • Reply Hilary December 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Jen that is absolutely fantastic! I agree with hubby that it’s your best yet, you must certainly add to it to make it bigger next year! On your Twitter feed you must send it to Kirstie Alsopp(sp?)

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Hilary! I did tweet Kirstie, but nothing back…

  • Reply Mr Make Do and Mend December 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Definitely our best tree yet!! Will be hard to top. We’ll just have to make it taller for next year!

    • Reply Jen December 17, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks lovely hubby 🙂

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