Today’s post will show you how to create a DIY Yarn Pom Pom Garland to decorate your home for the holiday season. This post was create by Leslea who is the editor behind A Heart Filled Home. She lives in California with her husband and four girls. She writes about DIY and budget friendly home decorating. I hope you love her post today!
DIY Yarn Pom Pom Garland
Decorating for Christmas is one of my all-time favorite things to do! Everything about Christmas excites me, but decorating definitely tops the list! I love to create a joyful home while we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. My girls love to join in and help me decorate too!
This year I wanted to create some cozy neutral Christmas decor for our home. I’ve been loving the look of knit sweaters, soft cozy pillows and and cuddly blankets for winter. When I spotted some white yarn in my craft supplies I knew that I could use it for a cozy neutral garland!
You will start by creating your pom poms out of your yarn. To do this you will take your cardboard (I cut my cardboard to measure around 4 inches wide) and start wrapping your yarn around and around until you have many layers. I wrapped my yarn around 40 times before I cut it off.
Then you will slip off the yarn from the cardboard and gather the yarn in the middle of the loops you created. Next tie a tight knot around the center of your loops to keep them together. Leave a long “tail” on the string you tie the center with, and this will be used to tie the pom poms onto the garland. Then you will cut through all of the loops on each end creating a pom pom ball!
After all of your loops are cut through, you can fluff up your pom pom and see if you have any ends that are longer than the others. You can give it a trim with your scissors to even out the pom pom into a round ball.
After you have created all of your pom poms you can start working on your garland. I wanted to create a thicker look for mine so I decided to try a chain stitch by using this finger knitting tutorial from The Nester. I love how it turned out! I’m thinking about making more of these knit garlands to put on my Christmas tree!
When you are finished with your garland you will add your pom poms to it by tying the long string from each pom pom onto the garland. You will slip the string through one of the openings in the garland and tie a knot, securing the pom pom to the garland.
Here is how mine turned out! Isn’t it so cozy and fitting for winter? I love how it brings such a warm and soft look that can last through Christmas and winter! You could display yours on a mantle, bookcase, dresser, or your Christmas tree! I love how it brings beautiful cozy texture to my Christmas decor!
Thanks for reading, friends!