Yarn Pom-Pom Garland

March 25, 2013

Last week was party week at our house, and oh my goodness, were we busy!  It was crazy.  I just realized that it’s been a while since I was able to  come blog.  We are so ready to share what’s been happening and I’m SO excited.

The morning of the party I wanted to have a cute yarn pom-pom garland.  I found some cute ideas using stripes of fabric and tying it to some string, or sewing crate paper together for long hanging streamers.  I didn’t have enough of either of those things, and I had to find something quick.  I decided to search for an idea using yarn (since I crochet, have a bunch of it, and it really does go along perfectly with the Lalaloopsy doll theme).  I found an idea of making small pom-poms and then stringing them and hanging them.  It was perfect.  Pom-poms are quick to make and I knew it’d be the perfect solution.

How to make Yarn Pom-Poms:

Grab your yarn, and hold the end in one hand, and you’ll use the other to wrap.  This could easily be done around a piece of cardboard as well (or another object).  If you want bigger pom-poms, then you can use something bigger to wrap around.  I wanted smaller ones, so my hand was super easy to use.

 
Just keep wrapping.  Since I was making several, I counted how many times I went around my hand.  I wrapped each pom-pom 50 times around my hand. 
 
Once you’ve wrapped it enough times, it’ll look something like this. 
 
Cut the end of the yarn.
 
Then cut a piece that is 4-6 inches, or longer (or shorter) depending on the size of your pom-pom.  Line up the pom-pom you’ve created in the center of the piece you’ve cut.  
 
Double knot it TIGHT right in the middle of all your loops.  You don’t want all the yarn to come falling out.
 
Then you’ll cut the loops on both ends. 
This is what one end looked like.  Once you’ve got both ends cut, you can fluffy the pom-pom a little, and then trim around it to make sure it’s all about even.
 
I kept my trimmings to put on the party table instead of little confetti pieces or something similar.  It turned out SUPER cute to use them.  I’m glad I did.  However, you could just as well throw them away.  🙂 
 
One cute little pom-pom.  It took me about 1 minute to make each one. 
 
I made about 36 of them.  It took a little while, but it was quick and I can’t complain about the super cute results! 
 
Next I measured my window, cut some long pieces of yarn, and used a large yarn needle to thread the pom-poms through the center onto the yarn.  I spaced them out a little bit, and figured out how many strands of yarn I needed and how many pom-poms to put on each strand.  Then end result was far cuter than I anticipated!!  Here is the party table (before we added all the party goods).  I’m so excited to show you all how the table turned out! 
 
 
My Pom Pom Streamer was Featured!!  Thank you!!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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13 thoughts on “Yarn Pom-Pom Garland

  1. Ms. Barbara

    I love how festive this looks and it’s so simple and uses items you already have on hand. Awesome!! I teach preschool and I could see this being a huge hit!

    1. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy

      Thanks for stopping by! Oh this would be so cute for preschool, I totally agree. My kids have a blast with pom poms when I make them. My sister-in-law sent a can of pom poms that were all white for an “indoor snowball fight”. The streamer is a perfect simple decoration though.

  2. Amy Latta

    Way fun, girl!! I have made those before as “warm fuzzies” but never thought to make them into a garland! Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest! 🙂 Good luck to you!

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