Yep, it’s pom poms again! They’re cute and easy and fast, and boy, do they make a fun garland! Kids can easily make this themselves if they’re old enough to (safely) use scissors, or they can do everything but the cutting if they’re a little younger. You don’t even need a pom pom maker for these: I just use my two fingers!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Yarn: I used Vanna’s Choice in Silver Blue, Brick, Pea Green and Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Fisherman
- Sharp scissors
- A needle with an eye large enough for your yarn
Here’s what I did:
1. Make your pom poms: I made mine by wrapping my yarn about 40 times around my index and middle fingers*, then carefully pulling the wrapped yarn off and tying around the middle of the bundle. Then cut all of the loops open and trim the pom pom down evenly. I made a total of 19 pom poms for about 7 feet of garland (plus extra on the ends for hanging).
2. String your pom poms: Thread your needle with a long piece of yarn; mine was 9 feet, so I had extra to hang my garland. Run the needle through the center of each pom pom, pulling it down the yarn towards the center. Note: It’s a lot easier to make the garland working on one side at a time, working out from the center; that way you aren’t having to pull the pom poms as far down the yarn. Space the pom poms evenly as you go, about 3 inches apart.
3. Hang your garland using the extra yarn on the ends.
*These pom poms are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter once they’re trimmed. If you want bigger pom poms, wrap the yarn more times around more fingers.