Making your own decorations is a great way to get in the holiday spirit no matter the season. A DIY pom-pom garlands are the perfect decoration for any holiday, whether it’s Halloween, Easter, winter, or just to add color to your home. You can make it in any color you like to match your decor or the holiday.
Pom-poms are the cutest thing! Pom-poms are a fun way to add sparkle to your DIY projects or craft projects. They’re also easy to make and affordable.
Depending on the occasion or purpose of the garland, you can choose the yarn color that best suits your needs. Consider a red, green, and white garland for Christmas. For Easter, pastels, greens, and pinks would be a good choice. And for Halloween, you could use orange and black. The garland can also be made more special by using multiple yarns in different colors. This will give you more options for pom-poms, but still retains the same cohesive look.
What you’ll need
Equipment / Tools
You can get yarn in many colors
Make sure that you have the correct length of string for your garland before you start. You want your garland to drape beautifully so it must be longer than the space that you are using to decorate. Note: The number of colors you choose will vary depending on your personal preferences; 4 is a rough guideline.
Wrap the yarn around your fingers
To begin, choose one of your yarn colors. Wrap one end of the yarn around your four fingers. Wrap the yarn around your fingers until it reaches the desired thickness. Remember: The thicker the yarn is wrapped, the fluffier the pom-pom.
Take the yarn out of your hands
After you have wrapped the yarn to your desired thickness, remove it from your hands. Do this by gently sliding the yarn off your fingers. Cut your pom-pom free from the rest.
Tie Your Pom-Pom in Place
Cut a 6-inch length of the same yarn and wrap it around your newly made yarn. It doesn’t need to be too tight. Just enough to hold the loops together so that they don’t move.
Reduce the Loops
Grab the yarn that you have just tied and use your scissors to cut the ends. It is normal for some fibers to come loose. Don’t be alarmed if it does get messy. Once you have cut the loops you can make a pom-pom.
To make more pom-poms, repeat the steps above with other colors of yarn. You can make as many pom-poms for your garland as you like. This will depend on how long your garland is and what you are looking for. To get an idea of the look you want, you can place them next to your string.
Attach the Pom Poms to the String
Use a long length of string to tie the pom-poms one by one. The length of your string, how many pom-poms are you using, and the size of your garland will determine how far apart you place them. You should aim for at least a few inches between each one.
Hang Your Garland
You are now ready to hang your garland! It can be hung wherever you want holiday cheer and a splash of color. These garlands can be draped around a fireplace mantel or used as wall art to decorate a bar cart or as part of your dining area tablescape.