Pom pom garland is such a fun and inexpensive decor for the holiday season. I’m excited to share my easy tutorial today, so you can make your own this Christmas season!
I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again! It’s officially my favorite month, November, and I’ve been in crafting bliss this week. Today I’m going to share how to make Pom Pom garland for your home this holiday season. I’ve also joined several blogging buddies to bring you 22 fun DIY decor projects that I hope you’ll love!
Homemade pom poms are not only cute as garland but also as a wreath and used with your gift wrapping. They’re very simple and quick to make. I recruited Charlie to help me with these, so this is a great project for the little ones!
For this garland I used 5 skeins of this yarn in ivory. A thicker yarn will yield a the fluffier pom pom.
Make The Pom Poms
To make the pom poms we used a piece of cardboard that was 4″ wide. Wrap the yarn around the cardboard until it’s about an inch thick on each side of the cardboard. The size of your pom pom will depend on how small or large your cardboard is and how many times you wrap it around. The more yarn you use the thicker your pom poms will be and you want a think, fluffy pom pom!
Once you have enough yarn wrapped around the cardboard, carefully slide it off and very tightly tie a 12″ piece of yard around the center of the pom pom.
Next, use a pair of sharp scissors and cut the loops on each side.
You’ll want to give your pom pom a haircut. Trim all of the strands until they’re nice and even. You might be surprised at how much you’ll cut off to get it just right.
Lastly, cut a piece of yarn the length that you want your garland to be. Tie the yarn tightly around each pom pom, spacing about 5″ apart.
Hang your garland on the tree, on a mantel or on a shelf as I have done in my office!
This pom pom garland found the perfect spot over my wrapping station. I even set a couple of pom poms aside to use in my gift wrapping as well. They’re such a cute addition to your gifts.
If you’re not quite ready to decorate for the holidays this is a great project to make now and set aside for later. I don’t know about you, but this year I’m feeling all of the holiday decor and twinkle even more than normal. My family is excited for the upcoming Christmas season and I hope my first holiday post inspires. Be sure to check out all of the pretty decor ideas below. There’s something for everyone! Have a great holiday season, friends!
Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for our first Christmas Seasonal Simplicity post of the year. We’re all sharing our holiday DIY or craft projects with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
How to Flock Natural Greenery at The Happy Housie
DIY Winter Village Wreath at Modern Glam
DIY Christmas Jingle Bells Hanging Decoration at Zevy Joy
Modern Organic Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss
Air Dry Clay Christmas Star Lights at Clean & Scentsible
Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Felt Wreath at Tatertots and Jello
Polymer Clay Christmas Village at Life is a Party
Free Advent Calendar at The Handmade Home
Embroidery Hoop Love Sign at Craftberry Bush
Jingle Bell Wood Bead Garland at Lolly Jane
Homemade Pom Pom Garland at Sincerely, Marie Designs
DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Christmas Tree at The DIY Mommy
DIY Christmas Advent Calendar at She Gave it a Go
DIY Faux Leather Trees at My Sweet Savannah
DIY Orange Hoop Wreath at Cassie Bustamante
Easy DIY Christmas Pillow Case at The Tattered Pew
3D Hot Cocoa Sign and Printable at Rambling Renovators
DIY Elf House at Dans le Lakehouse
Farmhouse Style Holiday Wood Banner at Home Made Lovely
Joanna Gaines Inspired Christmas Village at Fynes Designs
Christmas Canvas at Two Twenty One
Modern Whimsical Snowflake Christmas Tree at This is Simplicite
DIY Holiday Cutting Board at Joanna Anastasia