Here are directions on how to make a pom pom garland and how to make pom poms with your hand. Plus ideas on how to decorate with your pom garland at the end.
This easy how to make a pom pom garland DIY can be made with yarn or other kinds of materials. The garland can be kept out all year long but decorating with it at Christmas is probably my favorite.
I will show you two different ways how to make a pom pom then how to make the pom-poms into a garland. And last ideas on how to use them to decorate for holidays or any day.
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How to Make a Pom Pom Garland
Remember me saying there are two different ways to make a pom pom? Well, there are many different ways but how to make a pom pom by hand is my favorite because it is the cheapest and I think the easiest.
What supplies do you need to make a pom pom?
- Cardboard (if you plan to make a form)
- Marker (if you plan to make a form)
Let's begin by making a form to wrap yarn around to make a pom pom.
How to Make a Pom Pom Form
If you want to create a pom pom form to make your pom pom garland then start with a cup and a piece of cardboard. Sit the cup on the cardboard and trace around it. Follow these steps to make two cardboard circles.
Next place a quarter in the middle and draw around the quarter.
Next use scissors to cut the two circles.
Now cut a piece of pie from the cardboard circle then sit the cardboard circle down on the other form and trace the piece of the pie.
It is time to start wrapping the yarn.
How to Make a Yarn Ball
Grab your scissors and cut around the edge of the forms.
Then cut another piece of yarn about 20″ and wrap it around the outside of the form and in between the layers of the cardboard.
Tie it very tight and tie it in a knot. Then remove your pom pom from the form.
Our first pom-poms were thin. It took us several tries before we got a full pompom. Remember the more you wrap yarn around the form the thicker it will turn out.
If your pompom is thin like ours take your scissors and trim the outside of the pom. The more you trim off the thicker the pompom will look.
How to Make a Pom Pom with your Hand
This way of making a pom pom is my favorite because you do not need a form. I have been making pom pom this way for years. However, it is not as perfect when you take it off your hand as the form but trimming with the scissors will shape it up nicely.
Next, slip the 20″ piece of yarn down between your center fingers and then tie it into a knot.
Now you have an easy handmade pom pom ball.
Trim it into shape and your pom pom is ready to make a garland.
How to turn Pom Poms into a Garland
After you have made all your pom-poms it is really simple to make a pom pom swag.
Simply figure out how long you want your garland to be and how far apart you want your pom poms to be. Then divide the length of your garland by how far apart your pom pom is going to be and that will give you how many pompoms you will need.
Next, run the needle through one of the poms and pull it out on the other side. Then you can slide the yarn ball down the piece of yarn. Repeat threading the yarn through the ball until you have all of them on the long string of yarn.
You are all finished except for spacing them apart and decorating our tree.
This is such a simple project that you can do with your whole family. Another fun idea is to thread wood beads between the pompom balls.
Now that you know how to make a pom pom garland here are a few more ideas for decorating with your garland.
Add your garland to your Christmas tree by simply wrapping it around the trim from top to bottom.
Or you can decorate a hutch with your garland and change out the other banners for different holidays like Valentine's day. I share how to make this vintage doily heart garland too.
Another cute pompom garland is my friend Carol's pompom and heart Valentine garland.
And last you can add your garland on your mantle and decorate it for other holidays like Christmas. Simply drape your pom garland across the front of your mantel, then lay Christmas garland on top with decorations on the ends. And then print out our peace on earth free printable and hang it over the mantle.
If you like this pom garland, you should check out how to make your own pom pom wreath!
What other fun ways would you decorate with your garland?