Have you ever thought of decorating for a party using a Christmas tree? Or, putting one in your kids room? I’m talking a traditional tree with family heirloom ornaments. I’m talking something fun. Something your kids will love and help make. Something all their friends will “oooh and ahh” over. I’m talking about a Pikachu-themed yellow Christmas tree for a Pokemon party, people!
Here’s one reason I love decorating Christmas trees with different themes for all kinds of celebrations. It’s because I love the way you can use a tree to display your collections, depending on your party theme. In this case, why can’t someone’s favorite Pokemon cards become ornaments? Why not make your duplicate cards into DIY decorations? I mean, two new Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch were just released recently: Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shield. I feel like kids want to celebrate with a Pokemon Party.
Pokemon Party DIY Ornaments
1. Assemble your yellow Christmas tree.
Need help setting up your tree? Check out this post on Christmas tree assembly. It nails it down in five simple steps.
I skipped the tree skirt and used a few plush Bulbasuars, Poke Ball decorations, and a binder-full of Pokemon trading cards.
Now let’s make some DIY Pokemon ornaments, shall we.
2. Ready your supplies.
- Pokemon Cards
- Something Round to Trace (I used a lid.)
- Decorative Red Paper
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
3. Cut out circles from Pokemon cards.
Don’t forget to make sure your kiddo approves the cards you’ll be cutting up. Next make sure said cards are not “ultra rare” and worth a million dollars. Once you have that taken care of, follow these instructions:
Trace a circle onto the cards. I used a pen and a mason jar lid. Cut out the circles and set aside.
Trace and cut out an equal number of circles from decorative red paper. Each paper ball ornament will need four circles. So, keep that in mind when you are deciding how many to cut. Set aside your red circles.
4. Fold the circles in half.
Fold all the circles in half. The side you want showing should be on the inside of the fold, not the outside. The outside pieces will not show once the DIY ornaments are made.
5. Attach the four sides of each Pokemon party tree ornament.
Using hot glue, attach four pieces of folded circles to make one ornament. Alternate red and Pokemon circles. Make sure to line up all the edges. If you don’t have a hot glue gun, any glue will work.
6. Add pompoms
As I always say, pompoms make everything better. Add a pompom to the top and bottom of each of the ornaments using hot glue.
Bonus DIY Pokemon Party Decorations: Painted Trading Cards
Another fun DIY Pokemon party idea is to paint the scenery on your trading cards. This yellow Christmas tree is also decorated with several cards my daughter painted. The actual Pokemon character stays the same, but the background gets a makeover!
Tell me any self respecting, Pokemon-loving, crafty kid would not adore having this Christmas tree for their Pokemon party. Another idea is to put it in their room. Imagine waking up Christmas morning and finding the new Nintendo Switch Pokemon games: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield under this tree!