Quick and Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland

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DIY pom pom garland tutorial in 5 easy steps.

DIY Pom Pom Garland with White Pom Poms

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

In this post, I’m going to show you two ways to make these pom pom garlands. One with traditional pom poms, and the other using felt balls.

DIY Pom Pom Garland
DIY Pom Pom Garland

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

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

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

Here’s what you Need

  • String, Yarn or Baker’s Twine.  I used this pretty pink Baker’s Twine.
  • Pom-Poms or Felt Balls or these (see Make your own Pom Poms)
  • Blunt Needle (if using felt balls)

Make your own Pom Poms!

I purchased this handy pom pom maker and some yarn and made my own pom poms. It’s quite easy, actually. Learn how to use a pom pom maker in this post.

DIY Pom Pom Garland – Step by Step

How to Make Fuller Pom Poms
This is how you open a pom pom maker
  1. First, make a bunch of pom poms by following the tutorial in this post.
  2. Cut a long piece of string or yarn (this will be the garland part).
  3. Use the two long strings on each pom pom to tie it to your garland. Make a double knot so it’s secure.
  4. Cut off any excess strings, or leave them!
  5. Hang it up!
Make your own Pom Pom Garland - full tutorial in post

How to Make a Pom Pom Garland with Felt Balls

  1. 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.
  2. You can put little spaces in between the pom-poms or make it one solid line of pom-poms. I like it both ways.
  3. Tie multiple knots on either end to hold the pom poms in place. You’re done!

Hint:  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.

Pom Pom Garland DIY - Hanging on the wall

This garland project is great because …

  • 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

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.

DIY Pom Pom Garland in Girls Bedroom

Or, as I said before, just drape it on something! Here in my daughter’s room, I hung it across her ballerina pictures.

So fun and so cute!

Thanks for reading,

xo Karen

2 thoughts on “Quick and Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland”

    • 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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