I’ve been meaning to make a pom pom garland for my Christmas tree for a few years now, and I finally got around to it last week. Here’s a simple little DIY.
Supplies: scissors, yarn, pom pom makers (optional), large needle
You don’t have to have pom pom makers because you can wrap yarn around 2-3 fingers to make pom poms, but seriously the pom pom makers are one of my most-used crafty tools, especially at this time of year. They are adorable for gift-toppers—$8 well spent!
If you haven’t used a pom pom maker before they are very easy! You wrap the yarn around the plastic sides of the maker, cut it, and tie it off with a piece of yarn, making a tight knot. (Better directions come with the maker.)
I always trim my pom poms after to make sure there aren’t any pieces of yarn sticking out in odd spots.
1) Make your pom poms. I made about 30 pom poms in 2 different sizes. My garland is on a 6-ft. tree, with about 6 inches of space between each pom pom. I used varying shades of red and mauve yarn, and would have made even more pom poms for my garland but my yarn stash ran out.
How many pom poms you make of course depends on how long you want your garland to be, and how close you want your pom poms on the garland. The more the better, in my opinion!
2) Sew your pom poms together. To make the garland, thread yarn through a large needle, and poke the needle through the middle of each pom pom.
I knotted the yarn on the outside of the first and last pom pom, but I did not knot the yarn around any of the other pom poms. This gave me freedom to adjust the placement of each pom pom after I got the garland wrapped around my tree.
So that was a 2-step DIY. Easy enough?! :)
Above is my tree with just lights and garland before I added all the ornaments. The garland would also be pretty to add Christmas cheer to a window, a bannister, or a mantle.
If you make a garland I’d love to see it—share a photo on instagram with the hashtag #yellowelmgarland.