Yesterday we talked about how to make a yarn tassel garland and today we’re putting a different spin on things with a similar tutorial: DIY yarn pom poms! The steps are almost exactly the same, but with two very different results. The secret to this tutorial is in the comb. You’ll see what I mean later ?
p.s. if you want to make some tassel garland too, we have a simple yarn tassel tutorial for you!
Alright, let’s start DIYing!
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What You’ll Need
- yarn (we used this yarn from Hobby Lobby and I think it was the perfect size)
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Step 1: wrap the yarn
Wrap your yarn around your fingers 50 times. When you first grab the yarn, weave a piece behind your pinky finger. This will help it stay in place while you get going with the wrapping. Once you wrap your yarn fifty times, cut your yarn.
Note: If you have a ring on the hand that you’re wrapping your yarn around, I’d suggest you take it off so that your yarn doesn’t get caught on the ring.
Remove the yarn from your hand, keeping it looped as it was on your hand.
Step 2: cut a piece of yarn
Cut a piece of yarn that is about twice as long as your loops and place it on the table.
STEP 3: tie the yarn
Place the looped yarn on top of the yarn you just cut. Tie a knot around the middle of your looped yarn. Make sure the knot is as tights as you can get it.
For extra security, flip your knotted yarn around and tie a knot around the yarn on the other side.
Step 4: cut the ends of your loops
step 5: fluff it
Fluff your pom poms using a comb. Make sure you are holding the center tight while combing the yarn to avoid pulling out too many of the strings. I both combed the yarn and also used the comb in a sawing action to get the pom pom to look fluffy.
Step 6: cut your pom pom
Cut your pom poms so that they are as uniform as you want them to be. Note that only one side of the pom pom will be round. The backside will be flat. Make sure to not cut your two spare strings from step 5.
step 7: repeat
Repeat steps 1-6 until you have the desired number of pom poms.
Step 8: make a garland
Now we’ll make the yarn pom poms into a garland! To do this, simply tie a knot tightly around a spare piece of string. I would suggest double or triple knotting the pom pom.
Once your pom pom is secure, cut the two pieces of yarn you used to tie a knot around the string to be the same length as the other strings in your pom pom. They won’t be distressed like the other pieces, but that’s okay. They should stay hidden in the back.
For spacing, I would recommend getting an object that is the approximate spacing you want between pom poms. Place it between pom poms as you tie them on. The pom poms will be able to move once you tie them on, but it’s nice to get the spacing right the first time!
There you have it! Now you have a simple white pom pom garland in time for Christmas! Will you add it to your tree or hang it somewhere else?
When you finish your garlands, be sure to tag us on Instagram(@craftedbythehunts)! We would love to see your photos and cheer you on!