I’m currently working on several projects to finish the kids’ spaces, and one of the items I decided to make is pom-pom garland. DIY Pom-pom garland is relatively easy to make since it requires minimal supplies. Garlands are also a great choice for themed parties or decorating the house year-round. Recently, my family hosted a princess-themed tea party for my daughter, and I used a garland as part of the décor.
What You Will Need
• Blanket or chunky yarn (I prefer blanket yarn)
• Pom-pom makers (these come in several sizes)
• Heavy-duty white beading thread
• Upholstery needle
• Measuring tape
• Good pair of scissors
Quick Tip: If you do not have pom-pom makers, you can use a piece of cardboard. See this awesome tutorial from my good friend Kari Anne on how to use cardboard .
Making the Pom-Pom
Start by wrapping your yarn around the pom-pom maker. Continue to wrap until only a small arch remains at the bottom. (I must warn you that I was badly in need of a manicure. Oh well! )
Complete the same process on the other side.
Close pom-pom maker to create a circle and cut until both sides resemble the image below.
Once the pom-pom has been cut, take your silk thread (or yarn) and tie several knots through the open space you just cut. Loop thread around and tie a few knots on the other side. This process ensures that your pom-pom stays together at the core. If you plan to use the pom-poms for a garland, leave some of the thread lose to tie your pom-poms to the garland.
Open the pom-pom maker and pull it apart. Voila! You have a pom-pom!
Trim off any stray yarn.
Repeat this process to make as many pom-poms as you need for your garland.
Stringing the Pom-Pom Garland
Once you are done making your pom-poms, cut a piece of yarn in the length you desire your garland to be. I used measuring tape to space my pom-poms out 10 inches from each other.
Use your thread and needle to secure your pom-poms to the yarn. Tie the loose ends of the thread to the loose thread you used to secure the pom-pom above. This ensures that the pom- poms securely attach to the yarn.
Repeat previous step until your garland is finished!
Use your DIY pom-pom garland for festive seasons or year round…
See video below with more detailed steps. I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Happy crafting !