DIY Pom Pom Garland

 

Do you have a few projects you want to cram in before Christmas? I do. And this is one of them. 

I've always loved the look of pom pom garlands and I've tried making pom poms before with cardboard but they turned out dreadful. Then I discovered these pom pom makers at Kmart.  You get 4 different sizes for $3. I didn't find them brilliant, but they did create relatively good pom poms, enough to make a simple garland.

For the garland I measured out 3 x 180cm strands of the wool and plaited them together,  tying at each end to leave 10cm strands. 


Next, I tired a length of wool around the centre of my pom poms to attach to the strand. (Next time, I would not cut off the strand of wool that tied the centre of my Pom Pom together when I originally made them. Lesson learnt.)


Then I tied them onto my garland. Knotting twice, but leaving them lose enough to slide along and reposition. 


I cut off the excess and tried to make the ties blend in. 


And we all know layered garlands always look the best, so I addd it to my sideboard mirror. 






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  1. Just beautiful! Aren't those pom pom makers bomb?! I have them in several sizes and they make a heart shaped pom pom maker too!!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks Tania! I'm still getting the hang of it, but definitely quicker. I'll keep an eye out for the heart one! Best wishes, Julie

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  2. Your garlands look so pretty on that beautiful mirror frame! I’m so excited to feature your post at the Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Happy Christmas!

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  3. Thank you for the feature! Can you believe that mirror was a roadside rescue! Merry Christmas! Julie

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