December 01, 2012

Pom Pom Garland

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I've seen garlands made of felted wool, and I thought it would be so much fun to make one. I loved the way they looked. Then I looked up the price of wool. I did not love how expensive it would be to make one. Then I had the idea to make a garland with pom poms instead.

I have never been able to make a pom pom look the way I wanted it to. It seems so simple, right? Just wrap the yarn, tie it in the middle, and cut it to make a pom pom. The problem for me was that it always looked like small pieces of yarn tied in the middle and not a pom pom. For some reason, though, this tutorial made it all click for me. My problem was not wrapping enough and not cutting enough.

This was a fun project for me. There is something so satisfying about taking something that looks like a disorganized mess and turning it in to a pom pom. Maybe I need to get out more.

So yeah. All you do is make a bunch of pom poms. I ended up using twenty total.

Then I threaded a large needle with crochet thread and strung them on. You could tie knots to keep the pom poms in place, but I just left mine because I wanted to be able to move them around if I needed to.

Then just hang your garland wherever you want it. I used the sophisticated method of tying the ends and taping the middle.

 And I gave the leftover pom poms to Bella, who then taped them to the fireplace. I love when my children are involved!


Amy said...

So cute! I've been thinking about making pom pom garland for my Christmas tree, and this makes me want to do it for sure!

Charity said...

It's really cute! I like the colors you used. =) I don't like making pom poms too often because of all the cutting involved... but they are adorable. =)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So cute! My daughter just got a pom pom making kit today and would love to make this!

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

These are adorable! I need to make them for my fireplace!

Mariel said...

So cute! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Tuesday - Saturday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!

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