DIY Pom Pom Garland in 5 Simple Steps

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Learn how to make a DIY Pom Pom Garland! This pom-pom garland will make your room look fun and colorful and it’s an easy and inexpensive decor addition to your kid’s rooms and nurseries.

DIY Pom Pom Garland
DIY Pom Pom Garland

Ooooooo Emmmmm Geeeeee.

You guys.

I love the way this turned out.

Sometimes it’s the simplest DIY projects that make the most impact.

This is one of those projects.

Last week I posted on kids room decor and I was so inspired by this colorful pom-pom garland.  I just love how it adds so much color and texture to the room.  How fun is that?

A great addition to a kid’s bedroom or playroom but in all honesty, how awesome would this be hanging in your office? 

If you already have a creative type office with lots of colors, you could drape this over something for an added effect.

Oh yeah, that’s the other thing!

Once I made this rainbow pom-pom garland, I found it super easy to just “drape” and hang on things.  Picture frames, chairs, beds, light posts.  LOL.

By the way, if you love pom pom room decor, you have to check out my Anthropologie knockoff – this DIY Pom Pom Belly Basket!

Pom Pom Garland hanging on a headboard

There is something about Pom poms that I just love.  I love adding them to pillows and towels.

Side note: Does pom-pom have a hyphen in the middle? Or no? I’ve seen it either way.

Pom Pom Garland hanging on a light fixture


Do you want to make this too?  Let’s go!

Materials Needed

Materials needed to make a pom pom garland
  • String or Baker’s Twine.  I used this pretty pink Baker’s Twine.
  • Pom-Poms.  I used these colorful 1-inch pom poms. I just love the colors and I have TONS of pom-poms leftover for another project. (I can hear Oprah now – “You get a pom-pom, and YOU get a pom-pom, and…)
  • Blunt needle.  I used one of these needles.

Can you make your own Pom Poms?

Well, yes, yes you can. In fact, for a separate project I purchased this handy pom pom maker and some yarn and made my own. It’s quite easy, actually. You can refer to the video to see how to use this pom pom maker.

DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

Ok, now read carefully because this is very complicated.

Thread your needle carefully through each pom pom


Just kidding.  This is super easy!

How to Assemble your Pom Pom Garland

  1. Unwind a long piece of your string.
  2. String it through your needle.
  3. Use the needle to sew through your pom poms. Like your making a little pom-pom string. Sew through the center, if you sew too close to a pom pom edge, it can rip.
  4. You can put little spaces in between the pom-poms or make it one solid line of pom-poms. I like it both ways.
  5. Tie multiple knots on either end to hold the pom poms in place. You’re done!

Tip:  If you want to repeat a pattern of colors, just line the pom-poms up and find a color pattern you like.  String them all on and then you can space them all out at the end. Or use the rainbow as your guide.

Find a pattern of pom pom colors that you like for your garland.
Pom Pom Garland DIY - Hanging on the wall

This pom pom garland project is …

  • It’s cheap.  The material was inexpensive and I have a bunch leftover for other projects.
  • It’s fast.  Whip this up in 20 minutes.
  • You can coordinate the colors with your current room decor.
  • You can make these pom-pom strings for parties, holidays and celebrations – make a red and green one for Christmas, a blue and pink one for a baby shower, a green and white one for St. Patricks Day.  Etc.
  • This garland will make you happy.  You can’t see these colors and not smile.  True Story!  🙂
  • Your kids will love it!  (Probably want to watch the really little ones around this so they don’t tangle themselves up).

How to Transport your garland

I had a wonderful reader get in touch with me to say she and her daughter had made this for a school project. She asked if I had any suggestions for transporting it.

Great question!

The string can get tangled on itself if you just ball it up, so it’s best to wrap this around a piece of cardboard carefully to keep it all straight.

How to Hang A Pom Pom Garland

Pretty easily, actually.

You can use these command light hooks to tie a knot on either end and string it up that way. This is actually how I hung the pennant bunting in my son’s room. Or, as I said before, just drape it on something! It can get tangled this way a little more than if you just hung it straight across like a garland.

DIY Pom Pom Garland shaped into a heart
Close up of a Pom Pom Garland shaped into a heart

So fun and so cute!

By the way, check out my wood bead garland for Christmas!

Thanks for reading,

xo Karen

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2 thoughts on “DIY Pom Pom Garland in 5 Simple Steps”

    • Hey Stephanie!! It’s not to hard to space them out – just gently pull them along on the string to the amount of spacing you need (and you can definitely make the garland longer or shorter as you go – just take directly from the spool instead of cutting a piece off first.) It’s not hard to tie the knots on either end of the pom pom garland – you may also tie the knots directly after each pom pom to ensure they don’t move – but mine didn’t want to move really once I strung them on. I hope that makes sense! Good luck with it! 🙂

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