DIY pompom garland

DIY pompom garland

well, pompom week got a bit sidetracked by my cold, but its back!  this is another quick project – this one took me an hour, start to finish.

DIY pompom garland

i started by making a handful of pompoms in 3 sizes, using my pompom maker.  i made 13 pompoms, just enough to stretch across my mantel.

DIY pompom garland

i used a plastic yarn needle and threaded some yarn through it.

DIY pompom garland

before stringing the pompoms, i put them in the random order i wanted.  to string the pompoms together, i made sure to run the needle through the middle of each pom (otherwise they’ll fall off!).

DIY pompom garland

the poms string really easily, and slide along the yarn smoothly so i can adjust the pons however i want, evenly spaced or not.

DIY pompom garland

i tied a simple loop knot on each end of the yarn and hung the garland up on my mantel (i have a nail on each end to add a garland when i’m in the mood).

DIY pompom garland

how fun is that?!  there are so many variations on this garland: different colors for different holidays, packed in tighter for a solid garland of pompoms, different patterns, layered with other garlands – so many choices!

DIY pompom garland
quick, easy, inexpensive – my kind of project for a simple update!

DIY pompom flowers

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day 3 of pompom week!  to learn how to make pompoms 3 ways, start here.  to make a super fun pompom pillow, go here.

DIY pompom flowers

i love how adorable these pompom flowers are!  they spruce up a space, and you don’t have to worry about them dying!  but the best part of these is that they are really quick – my kind of project!

DIY pompom flowers

supplies \\ pompoms (variety of sizes), wooden skewers and/or thin dowels, glue sticks, glue gun

DIY pompom flowers

spread the threads of a pompom to expose a center part.  i found that even though i’m showing you the string wrapped center, using the opposite side is actually a little better (you can push the skewer a little further to the center of the pom for more stability).

DIY pompom flowers

take your dowel (cut to the desired length) or skewer, add hot glue around the entire tip, about 1/2-3/4″ down.  push into the opening you just made in the pompom and squeeze the yarn threads tight against the glue until it dries.

DIY pompom flowers

pop in a vase and you’re done!

for a more organic look, try gluing the pons to sticks from your back yard!