Are you starting to feel the Christmas rush? I am… as I pull out the boxes I get a little more excited (and a little more anxious) with each decoration.
Lately I have seen pom pom garlands everywhere. Being the shameless cheapie that I am there is now way I am going to pay $19 for a 5 foot garland! That is the going rate at Pottery Barn, Land of Nod, even online boutiques. Turns our they are sooooooooo easy and soooooooo cheap, so basically it’s a perfect project. I used Christmas colors, because ’tis the season, but you can make it out of any color for any room.
- Pack of pom poms, I bought a pack of 90 from the dollar store!
- Embroidery floss, from Michael’s for $.50 (if you don’t know what it is, it looks like this)
- Quilting needle (a normal needle will be fine, but it’s hard to thread the embroidery floss into a small eye)
- An empty paper towel roll for storage
Unravel your floss, I made a 10 foot garland with 90 pom poms of various sizes by spacing the pom poms about 2 or 3 inches apart. Thread the needle with your floss and poke through the center of each pom pom.
It’s that easy, seriously. I wanted my garland to be random. Super easy when there is an eager four-year-old (dirty fingernails and all) to help.
Space the pom poms down the floss until you’re happy.
I might just use this on my mantle, so easy and so festive. When you’re ready to store your garland, use an empty paper towel roll, they tangle easily.
I hope you make one! Happy Creating!