DIY House & Decor Littles Techniques

Pom Pom Garland…

December 7, 2015

My all time favourite garland has to be the pompom garland… these little babies are great all year round… just change up the colours to match the season or your home decor!… and make them for a fraction of the price that you’ll find them for at high end home decor stores! For this tutorial I went with the traditional red and green… but the possibilities are endless… whites and blues, golds and creams…

POMPOM garland - 1

To make a pom pom garland you will need the following items:

Yarn – for this one I used a worsted weight yarn… you can use a skinnier or fatter yarn if you like and I’ll let you in on my tip for the different weights of yarn

Scissors

Twine – twine is optional… you could use a piece of yarn to string up your pompoms!

Pom Pom Garland02

Start by cutting the little piece of yarn that you will use to tie the pompom loops together into a bundle… its easiest to do this now before you have a mitt full of yarn loops… Cut a 5-6″ long piece and sit it aside… you’ll be needing it shortly!

Pom Pom Garland03

Now I mentioned that I used a worsted weight yarn… when I used a worsted weight yarn I make 60 loops of the yarn around my hand… if you want a larger pom pom you have to make more loops… if you use a fatter weight yarn you can use less loops… and if you use a more lightweight yarn you will need to use more loops!… once you make one pom pom you’ll have a good feel for how much yarn works best for the size of pompom that you want to end up with!

Pom Pom Garland04

After making the loops snip the yarn from the ball…

Pom Pom Garland05

…now we have our loops and the little string that we cut at first… gently slide the yarn loops off of your hand and lay it down on top of the piece of string…

Pom Pom Garland06

Tie the piece of yarn around the middle of the yarn loops…

Pom Pom Garland07

…tie it in a tight knot… and keep the tied ends long – do not trim them away… we’ll need those later!

Pom Pom Garland08

Make a pile of these little tied up pom loops!… I like to make my garlands with 12 pompoms… one about every 6″ for a nice 6′ garland!

Pom Pom Garland25

…and then the fun begins… yes fun… take your scissors and cut open all of the loops!…

Pom Pom Garland09

…once you cut all of the loops your pompom will look like a crazy muppet…

Pom Pom Garland10

If you like this wild and wooly pompom look you can stop here… if you want a more manicured look we’re going to give this pom a haircut!

Pom Pom Garland11

Again, be sure to not trim away the two tail ends from the knot that is holding the pompom together!…

Pom Pom Garland12

Press the pompom flat from the centre and start cutting around…

Pom Pom Garland13

…once you do one pass of trimming shake out the pom and then press it flat from another direction and give it a trim around…

Pom Pom Garland14

It will take a couple passes to begin to see your neat and tidy pompom start to form…

Pom Pom Garland15

…and you will trim away quite a bit of yarn… again the amount that you trim is entirely up to you and the pompom look that you are going for!…

Pom Pom Garland16

Trim all of your knotted yarn loops until you’ve made a nice little collection of pompons… this is a great activity to do while watching a movie…

Pom Pom Garland26

Next take a long piece of yarn or bakers twine and use the tail ends of the knot holding the pompom together to tie the pompom to the string… I like to us a piece that is just over 6′ long… I say just over 6′ as I like to tie little loops in the ends of my garland for hanging it up

Pom Pom Garland17

Pom Pom Garland18

Once the pom is tied on with a tight knot you can now trim these tail ends away!

Pom Pom Garland19

…snip…

Pom Pom Garland20

And there you have it… pompom attached to twine… do this as many times as pompoms you’ve made an you’ll have your very own pompom garland!… Now there is another way to string up the pompoms if you cut  away the tails by accident…

Pom Pom Garland21

…using a large needle that you can thread your twine into thread the pompoms onto the twine by passing the needle through the centre of the pompoms and slide them down the twine until they’re all in place!

Pom Pom Garland22

I can’t wait to see what colour combinations and pompom sizes and yarn mixtures you come up with… did I mention yet that you can mix multiple colours and sizes in a pompom?!… you can!… you could even incorporate some tinsel!… just wind it in with the loops that you wind around your hand… Now when you make your garlands be sure to take some pictures and then come on over to the Feathering My Nest Facebook page and share some photos with the little birdies and I!… and check back at the Feathering My Nest website for more tutorials!

xo

Lacey

SaveSave

You Might Also Like

  • Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} December 8, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Oh Lacey I love this garland! I’ve always loved pom poms and they’re so “in” right now! I can remember making them as a girl. Looks like I should start making some again! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

    • Lacey Haskell December 9, 2015 at 9:10 am

      I can’t get enough pompoms! 🙂 hehe thanks for stopping by Kathleen!