Monday, December 12, 2016

Easy, Colorful Pom-Pom Garland

If I had to choose one Christmas Craft to choose as my favorite this year.... this DIY Christmas Pom-Pom Garland is probably it.  Seriously, folks.  It's got all my favorite crafting elements.  It's super easy to make.  The materials are really affordable.  And it's hyper colorful.  I'm mean seriously.... is this not the cutest garland ever?

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Ahhh.  I just want to pinch each and every fuzzy pom pom's cheeks.  They're JUST. TOO. FREAKIN. CUTE.  (Hmm... that doesn't quite make sense.  But I'm sure you get the drift.)


Before I start I have to insert my disclaimer here-  

I've been ogling pom-pom garlands forever.  I saw a cute one on Anthropologie's website awhile ago, but totally balked at the price.  So when Oriental Trading company offered to send me some Christmas craft supplies in exchange for an honest review, I was stokked.  After peeking through all their Christmas stuff I picked a couple of things and then fell in love with this 1 lb bag of Pom-Poms

(Looking for a deal from Oriental Trading Company?  Check out their coupon page here!)


What does one do with a humongous bag of pom-poms?  

No idea.  But, I aim to find out, friends.  Right now...

We've already had several indoor pom-pom fights.
And now I've made my very own pom-pom garland.  

How to Make a Pom-Pom Garland

I pulled out a needle and thread. Then, I tied a couple of knots in my thread and strung pom-pom after pom-pom onto it.  It reminded me of stringing popcorn onto a string.  

Now my initial piece of thread was too short, so I ended up tying on another piece and kept going till I got the length that I wanted. Then, I double knotted my thread after the last pom-pom.

It's amazing that after watching 1 tv show, I had my very own garland! 

how to make a pom-pom garland- the absolute easiest craft with adorable results!


I LOVE the results of this super easy craft.  It adds such a fun pop of color!

Two Notes:

If you try this craft out for yourself, here are two things to note:

1.  Pom-poms are squishy. After I finished my garland I realized that my pom-poms slid around, revealing bits of thread.

how to make a pom-pom garland- the absolute easiest craft with adorable results!


Now this wasn't too big of a deal because I could just shift pom-poms over.  I'm not a perfectionist, so that didn't bother me to much.

(It  might help to add sturdy things like straws to your garland. Aunt Peaches made a gorgeous DIY bohemian pom-pom garland using straws.)


2.  Also, you have to be careful when you store or twist your garland.  Because the thread is very thin, it can get easily tangled.  Perhaps using thicker string like baker's twine could prevent that?


how to make a pom-pom garland- the absolute easiest craft with adorable results!


And here's a photo of how I chose to decorate with my garland.  It's hanging over our mantle-

how to make a pom-pom garland- the absolute easiest craft with adorable results!


Adding even more color to our home's crazy Christmas corner.  As you can see, it's tchotchke central over here.

(Can you tell that we've barricaded our tree?  My littlest is a crawler and a grabber, so all the ornaments are high up and the tree is behind furniture.)

how to make a pom-pom garland- the absolute easiest craft with adorable results!

By the way, if you like the ornaments on our tree, I share how we made them in the links below.

More Handmade Christmas Decoration Ideas


Ok. That's all!  Hope you have fun crafting this holiday season!
Happy making, friends!

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