Here’s the final product:
I was inspired by “Happy Hooligans” who made a Christmas tree ornament with crafts sticks and pompoms. I decided to go with felt instead. I found a shape of a Christmas tree I liked on google and printed out the size I needed. Hubby was patient enough to cut all the tree shapes while I worked on other crafts. Since the felt I have was soft instead of stiff, he also cut a piece of white cardboard slightly smaller to glue on the back of each tree so they could hold up better.
Nico’s job was to select a big pompom for the top, then he would pick the little ones out of the mini muffin tin where they were all separated by color and tell me where he wanted to put them so I could put a dot of glue for him (just to keep the glue under control, not that he didn’t try to convince me he could do it alone several times). He loved picking the colors himself out of the mini muffin tin, I also asked him for specific colors when I saw he liked a color too much and just wanted 3 of the same in a row, lol. Took us a couple of days since we had 16 of them to do.
Note 1: Use tacky glue because white glue doesn’t hold the pompoms very long after it’s dry. Learned that the hard way when I had to re-glue almost all the pompoms because they were hanging by a thread, but no worries because the white glue leaves a darker spot, I was able to re-glue them all where they were before they fell off.
Note 2: Don’t forget to leave space at the top above your big pompom to put a thread or ribbon hoop with a needle to hang your ornament. You can also do this.