DIY: Fun Pom-Pom Garland

How to make your own pom pom garland by Hearts in Her Shoes by Nikita Camacho

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.

Supplies List:

  • Choose of wool
  • Braai fork
  • Cotton thread and a needle
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

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.

How to make your own pom pom garland by Hearts in Her Shoes by Nikita Camacho

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.

How to make your own pom pom garland by Hearts in Her Shoes by Nikita Camacho

Next, carefully cut the sides of your soon-to-be pom-pom. Ensure that the centre is tied tightly!

How to make your own pom pom garland by Hearts in Her Shoes by Nikita Camacho

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.

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Entertainment and lifestyle writer using the digital space as her playground and work space.

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