Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a pom pom garland. I see these in stores every Christmas, and tell myself “I could totally make that”… Which is exactly what I did, and I’m glad I get to share the tutorial with you!
What You Will Need
This tutorial for how to make a pom pom garland, is super easy and quick. I list a few tips below to make it even easier if you have any questions.
- fluffy yarn (I chose the brand ‘I Love This Chunky’ from Hobby Lobby)
- pom pom maker (I went with the largest size)
- a crochet hook (I used a size H)
I purchased all of the items needed from Hobby Lobby. Also, if you buy a set of pom pom makers, the package does have instructions on the back for making pom poms. Which honestly, are pretty easy to follow.
A Few Tips for Making a Pom Pom Garland
- You can braid a rope with the yarn if you don’t know how to crochet one. I personally found it easier to crochet mine. You could also purchase a smaller cotton rope to make it even more simple, and then just sew or hot glue the pom poms on.
- The fluffier the yarn the better, in my opinion. It looks way more cozy and pretty.
- The length of the garland is up to you. I made mine pretty long to wrap around my Christmas tree. You can choose to make however many pom poms you want. As well as, the length of the rope.
How to Make a Pom Pom Garland
- Follow the instructions on the back of the pom pom makers package. This is how you will learn to make a pom pom. Its super easy and doesn’t take more than a couple minutes to make one. You can make however many you would like, depending on the length of the garland you want.
2. Once you’ve made your pom poms, you will want to trim off any pieces of yarn that hang off the pom pom. The smoother the better. Also, be sure to leave the two strings from making the pom pom, somewhat long. You will need these for attaching the pom poms to your rope.
3. After you’ve made all the pom poms you want, you will begin making the rope. I personally just did a single crochet rope with an H size hook, and made it as long as I wanted. Read the tips above for more ideas if you don’t know how to crochet.
4. Finally, you will begin attaching your pom poms. I simply measured the spacing I wanted between each pom pom, I think I did 10″ between each one. Then I used my crochet hook to pull one string through the crocheted rope, and then just tied the pom pom on with both strings. You could also use a glue gun, or hand sew them on.
Check out this awesome DIY garland my friend Elizabeth made.
Also, check out my other DIY project blog posts here.