DIY Hanukkah Pom Pom Party Decorations

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Hanukkah begins this Sunday night and we’re getting you ready with some ideas to throw your very own Pom-ukkah Party! (I really just can’t help myself with these pom pom puns!)

We have four festive pom-tassel Hanukkah decoration ideas, which can also be used for a Christmas gathering, or really any celebration at all! Just adjust the yarn colors to fit your celebratory scheme! All the supplies for these DIYs can be found in our shop and all step-by-step pom pom and tassel instructions (including pom pom patterns) can be found in our online course How to Master Pom Poms and Tassels.

Here’s what we’re making:

  • Tassel Donut Tower / Cake Topper
  • Two-Tone Pom Pom Drink Stirrers
  • Speckled Pom Pom Garland
  • Sprinkled Pom Pom Napkin Rings

We’ve also snuck in a better-than-Manischewitz grape juice cocktail recipe and instructions for watercolor-inspired Hanukkah cookies, so be sure to read on for those details as well!

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

This mini tassel garland donut topper is probably my favorite of the four decorations — it’s straight up adorable! You can use it to top almost any dessert tower or cake. Donuts are traditionally eaten on Hanukkah (fried treats are a nod to the oil that lasted eight days) so a jelly donut tower was in order for our Pom-ukkah Party shoot!

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

I first created this pom pom drink stirrer design for our baby sprinkle shoot with my friend Ariel of Ariel Loves, but I reworked the DIY to be two tone to make them a little more playful.

Better-than-Manischewitz Grape Juice Cocktail

  • Place a couple of tablespoons of fresh rosemary in a shaker, pour in grape juice and muddle
  • Squeeze in some fresh lemon, add ice + a shot of vodka for each serving, shake
  • Pour into a glass over ice filling it halfway and top off with ginger beer (about 1 part grape juice mixture to 1 part ginger beer)

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

The pom pom garland DIY is inspired by the pom pom garlands found at nearly every market in Mexico – but with a little speckled action!

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

These pom pom napkin rings are so sweet and so easy to make! I can’t wait to recreate these in different colors for all sorts of celebrations!

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

These watercolor-inspired cookies were so fun to experiment with! I used gingerbread cookie dough from Trader Joe’s as the base, but you could of course do sugar cookies or chocolate cookies instead. For the icing, I used the “whipped cream” style icing that comes in a container. That worked perfectly well, or you can use a homemade icing.

Watercolor-Inspired Cookies

To get that streaky blue effect, glob on a base of white or light blue icing from the container, smoosh it onto the cookie just a tad, squeeze a single drop of blue food coloring onto the glob of icing and then carefully spread out the icing onto the cookie making sure not to mix the food coloring into the icing too much, or else the whole thing will become an even blue. Add icing to a plastic bag and snip a corner to create a piping bag. Pipe a border around the shape, as well as designs on the face of the cookie such as the Hebrew letters on a dreidel.

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Let’s dive in and make some fluffy stuff, shall we?

YOU’LL NEED:

  • Omegacryl* in an assortment of festive colors – we used: Navy Blue, Water Blue, Sky Blue, Turquoise, White & Neon Yellow
  • Loome tool*
  • Trim guide set*
  • Plastic yarn needle*
  • Embroidery floss*
  • Sharp scissors
  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn in white
  • Fork
  • Wooden skewers
  • Tape measure

*Included in our Pom Pom & Tassel DIY Starter Kit

POM POM NAPKIN RINGS

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Make a sprinkled pom pom by wrapping all six colors at the same time 20 revolutions on the small side of the Loome. Tie and trim with a 1.75″ trim guide. (All pom pom steps can be found here in our free pom pom lesson!) Next make a braid by cutting 12″ of each of the six yarn colors, tie them together at the top, pair them off into three sections of two colors each and braid. Once you get to the end, thread braid onto your yarn needle and string the pom pom onto the center of the braid. Tie end of braid and trim excess yarn.

POM POM DRINK STIRRERS

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Make bebe fork poms by wrapping 25 x 2 colors for each half of the pom pom around an actual fork. Tie and trim with a 1″ trim guide. (All pom pom steps can be found here in our free pom pom lesson!) Spear finished pom onto the pointy end of a wooden skewer, push down to the desired height depending on the glasses you’re serving them in and the carefully break the skewer at the correct height. Trim any errant wood fibers and hide the broken end inside your pom pom. Alternatively, you can fine wooden skewers / drink stirrers to size and just add the pom pom. 🙂

TASSEL DONUT / CAKE TOPPER

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Create mini tassels by wrapping 30 total revolutions of yarn on the narrow side of your Loome. Add a wrap in an accent color to each tassel. (All tassel steps can be found here in our Pom Pom & Tassel Master Course!) String tassels onto a piece of yarn or embroidery floss using a plastic yarn needle, then secure string onto wooden skewers using a slip knot on each end. Skewers can be broken to be 8″ or whatever height you need them.

POM POM GARLAND

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Pom Pom Hanukkah Decorations The Neon Tea Party

Make 18 small speckled pom poms or as many as you like using the narrow side of your Loome and a 1.5″ trim guide. (All speckled pom pom steps can be found here in our Pom Pom & Tassel Master Course!) Per the speckled pom pom pattern, wrap each base layer 20 revs with a total of four base layers and a handful of speckles wrapped between each layer. String finished pom poms onto a long piece of yarn and use each end of the garland to tie the top of a wrap-less tassel. Tie a double knot to secure the tassel, trim the excess tail and push the neighboring pom pom down to rest on the top of the tassel.

Whew! Did you catch all that?? That’s it for our Pom-ukkah DIYs! I hope you try them out for Hanukkah or any other celebrations throughout the year! Be sure to leave any questions below!!

Peace, love & neon,
Marisa

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