Winter decorating with… pompoms?

I probably get annoying with all of the blog posts I write about switching out my home decor for the seasons. The truth is, I really write these posts for myself. I often use my blog as a reference when I’m trying to remember what I used for decorating this time one year ago.

This is especially true with this year’s winter decor. I have a feeling that one year from now I’ll be trying to remember, “What was that weird obsession I had back at the beginning of 2018?!”

Oh, yeah… pompoms!

I started making pompoms last summer after a couple of friends told me how fun they are to make. I bought all of the supplies and tried to get my girls and their friends to hang out with me as we trimmed yarn into poof balls. The girls’ attention span for pompom making was short, so I put the craft away for another day.

This winter, I felt the urge to try making pompoms again. I found that it was a really quick, simple and fun craft to do while stuck inside for winter. As I was thinking about how to switch my home from Christmas to just plain, “winter,” I decided that pompoms could add some texture, fun and whimsy to my home decorating.

I really look forward to swapping out my Christmas decor for something more neutral. In fact, I can barely wait 24 hours to take the tree down once we have opened our gifts. I get tired of having a huge tree in the middle of my living room and constantly vacuuming pine needles. And then there’s my issue with the color red. I do not enjoy being around the color red, so by the time Christmas is over, I’m ready to wipe away the bright red and replace it with the calm of white.

This year, I had been busily making pompom bookmarks and even pompom animals in the days after Christmas. As I worked on adding touches of winter white to my decorating, I decided to whip up a few pompom accents for my decorating.

They give the feeling of falling snow. But instead of bringing in the cold feeling of real snow, I love how they add softness and warmth to my living room.

I also kept all of the snow globes from my Christmas decor

And I added this white cotton wreath, which I absolutely love!

And just a reminder… even if you don’t love winter, at least you can love the fact it brings spring, right?

So, what do you think? Have you ever made pompoms? Could you decorate with them? Do you love your Christmas decor or do you take it down as quickly as possible? Leave me a comment! I would love to know!

 

4 Responses

  1. I love love love your winter decor! I leave some of my lights up and some of my red sparkle–welcoming valentines 🙂 need a cotton wreath like that though to put w my red candles. Love it!

  2. Emily,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with pom-poms.

    I admire your pom-pom decorations.

    The little animal faces you made are cute.

    I enjoy putting away the Christmas decorations and getting back to normal.

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