Bring the fun into your home with a pom-pom garland. Initially, I thought this would be a cute addition to our Easter decorations but after I was done with this quick DIY project, I realised that they looked too cute to pack away.
It has been years since I made a pom-pom so I thought there has to be an easier way to make it as opposed to the traditional circular cardboard cut-out. I saw how for mini pom-poms were made using a fork. Since I didn’t need teeny tiny pom-poms, I thought I’d try a braai (barbecue) fork.
- Choose of wool
- Braai fork
- Cotton thread and a needle
Once you’ve decided on a colour scheme, I tried something bright and colourful, grab your wool and fork to start your pom-pom garland.
First step, round the fork once around and tie a knot. Then keep wrapping the fork with an ample amount of wool. The thicker you wrap it, the fuller your pom-pom will be.
Once that is done, wrap a string of wool around the centre of your pom pom to secure it so wrap it tightly and tie a knot. You need to keep it secure so that the strings all stay in place.
Next, carefully cut the sides of your soon-to-be pom-pom. Ensure that the centre is tied tightly!
Keep following these easy steps until you have enough pom-poms for your garland.I ended up with a three metre garland as I spaced the pom-poms 10cm apart.
With your cotton thread and needle, gently stitch the pom-poms onto your ribbon. I looped the needle around the central wool thread to the ribbon. It holds the pom-pom securely in place.
Enjoy your pom-pom garland in your garden for some fun shoots or string them in your child’s bedroom. One thing is for sure, this garland is not hiding in a box somewhere as I’m planning to string them under the floating shelves in my daughter’s room.
Let me know how you enjoyed this quick DIY below.