By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor
As the temperatures start to drop this month, projects involving a cozy bundle of yarn start to sound like just the ticket. Even if you don’t knit or crochet, you can still get in on the fun. Make this easy pom-pom garland in an afternoon and enjoy it all winter long.
Let’s get started with supplies…
For this project you’ll need: yarn (see tips below), a sharp pair of scissors, string and a yarn or tapestry needle (you can find them at craft, fabric or yarn stores).
Step 1: Wrap a generous amount of yarn around your fingers as shown to create a small bundle.
Step 2: Slide the yarn off your hand and knot a piece of string tightly around the center of the bundle. Trim the ends of the string.
Step 3: Snip the loops on each end of the yarn bundle.
Step 4: Fluff out the pom pom and carefully trim the edges to give it shape.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 1-5 until you have enough to make a garland (amount will vary depending on the spacing you choose). Using a yarn needle, thread each pom pom onto a length of yarn to create a garland. When stringing the pom poms, be sure to pierce straight through the center so they are firmly secured.
Step 6: Enjoy your finished garland! Festoon a doorway, mantel or tree.
Tips for the perfect pom-pom:
• Choosing thick yarn is the ultimate shortcut to a full and fluffy pom-pom. Look for yarns labeled bulky or super bulky. Yarns labeled “roving yarn” are also a great choice. We used this merino wool yarn.
• Use a generous amount of yarn.
• Trim, trim trim. When you first fluff the pom pom it won’t look perfect, but a little trimming will help create a full and dense look.18 COMMENTS