Miniature Merry-Go-Round

A while back I posted a tutorial for making a miniature merry-go-round, which started me on making what has become a long and very fun series of itty-bitty things.  The merry-go-round was pictured with a pom pom tree, and the tree got a lot of positive comments.  Several months later I’ve finally gotten around to writing a tutorial for the tree as well!  I also want to find some pom poms in reds, yellows, oranges, and browns to make trees for fall.

Project estimate:

  • Twig, free
  • Pom poms, on hand or $1
  • Foam base, $1 (or make your own)
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total: $1 and up

You will need a twig that branches  off into a three-way fork to use as an internal frame for making your tree.

Use hot glue to attach pom poms along all three parts of the fork.

Flip the branch over so that the side with the pom poms is facing down.

Glue another layer of pom poms to the back side of the branch so that the entire top portion of the twig is covered.

For the rest of the project, you will want to work with the tree in a vertical position.  Poke the bottom end of the twig into a foam base to keep it standing while you add more pom poms.

Glue more layers of pom poms onto the tree, starting by glueing them to the pom poms that are attached to the branches continuing to stack them on top of each other to fill in the body of the tree.

Add pom poms until you are happy with the shape of the tree.  If you wish to make a more three-dimensional tree, you can glue additional pom poms to the front and back of the tree to round it out.