I blame Jill.
Her delightfully charming pom flowers made my heart flutter the instant I saw them. As did her chalk "placemats", but that's another story.
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So when we needed a centerpiece for one of our soirees, I shamelessly borrowed her idea, but because the concept had marinated in my brain files long enough, it evolved and metamorphosed into what could be considered a second cousin (weird uncle?) of the original.
Behold, the pom tree.
Those fuzzy, happy blobs of yarn have pimped out presents and been strung onto garlands, but this time they're adorning sticks set in plaster of paris. Remember the valentine tree?
It was stripped naked and left hanging out in the garage since February. Which meant half the work was done already. If you've got that part ready to go, the rest is easy:
step 1: plop on a movie and make a bunch of poms (my fave technique is here).
step 2: tie those bad boys on
step 3 (optional): slip the whole thing into a bigger bucket.
step 4: cover up the "base" somehow. The original red paper shred got replaced with scrunched up brown lunch bags because they're clearly fancier. A pom tree should always ooze sophistication.
Aaaaaand BAM. Free centerpiece.
It looks super organic outside, because it's 100% natural and stuff. It blends seamlessly into other trees, random vines, and various dead weeds.
It also looks pretty sweet on your kitchen table if you unload it there and it just stays.
Although this guy is a rainbow of colors, the options are infinite: just white, pink or blue for a baby shower, black and orange for Halloween. Perhaps you could hit the branches with a little metallic spray paint? Oh the possibilities...