Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday DIY: Pom-Pom Garland

Many times I find myself in situations where I just can't find exactly what I want when I go out looking for something. Stores sometimes just don't have what I want and that fact is never more apparent than when I'm looking for things to decorate my house. It's even more-so a problem at Christmas time. I am just not into pine cones, wicker wreaths, and cinnamon brooms. I like bright, obnoxious colors during the winter months as much as I do during the summer time, and because of this I find myself having to make things a lot of the time. This Christmas, I decided to make myself something that I've been wanting to make for a long time: a pom pom garland! Tinsel is too messy and regular garland is always one boring color, so why not make something fun and colorful for me to enjoy for many years to come! Today, I will tell you how to make your own pom pom garland with greatest of ease! Your supplies are a follows:

A Large Hand Sewing Needle
2-3 Yards of Knotting Cord (I used white)
Large Bag of Multi Size Pom Poms 

1. Pull out as much knotting cord as you need to make the length garland you want. Thread the cord through the needle and leave a bit of overhang so that the cord doesn't slip through while threading the pom poms. Tie off the end so pom poms won't slip off the end of the cord.

2. Pierce pom pom through the middle and pull all the way down to the end of your cord. I spaced my pom poms out at least 1.5-2 inches, but you can make a tightly spaced garland if you have lots and lots of pom poms.

3. Thread as many pom poms as it takes to fill up your cord. I like the look of spaced pom poms, but you can make a very tightly packed garland if you've got a lot of poms and a lot of time. Tie off the other end of your garland once you're done and wrap it around your tree!

If you have any left over, like I did, You can make some cute door hangs to go over doors ways to make them more festive!

This is a fun and easy way to make Christmas decorations that are all your own. Decorations that can be handed down for generations that have the story "mom made it" or "grandma made this" instead of "I bought this last minute at Target because there was nothing else". 

If you have some extra time or want an excuse to create some quiet time for yourself in this season of crazy stress, over-togetheredness, and an onslaught of face-to-face family time, get to work on your pom pom garland! Good tidings, all!


  1. Who did the paintings inThe background?

  2. I did! I just taped off the lines and painted around them! It's really easy and fun!