Tuesday, December 4, 2012

DIY Christmas Pom Poms

Christmas is my favorite time for DIYs - there's just something extra special about handmade decor during the holidays, don't you think? This year, I knew I wanted to make some yarn pom poms for a garland. I enjoyed them so much, I made more to put in my new bowl from Anthropology. They are super simple to make, and do not take up too much time (great for non-DIYers). They look great on a garland, in a bowl, and I'd love to sew some onto pillow corners, or make a wreath as well. The possibilities are endless! 

Step One: Wrap the yarn around your hand. The more times you wrap, the fuller your pom pom will be. I wrapped mine between 40-50 times. 

Step Two: Cut the yarn, and slide it (very carefully) off your hand. Cut another piece of yarn, around 5 inches long, and place it under the wrapped yarn. You will tie this piece around the bundle of yarn - be sure to double knot it! 

It should now look like this

Step Three: Cut the ends to begin forming your pom pom. 

snip, snip, snip

Carefully cut to shape your pom, and viola! You're done. 

Here is the garland I made - I wish I would have used more colors (this is a dark emerald green), but I just used what I had on hand. I had it on my fireplace, but moved it to Sophia's crib - I think it looks cute on there, and she loves looking at it. Don't worry, she can't reach it! 

Do you have any favorite holidays DIYs? 


  1. love this idea!!! i used to make those with my grandma .... thanks for the reminder :) ......oh and where did you get that gorgeous gold floor lamp in Sophia's room!!!????

    1. SO much fun, right?! The lamp is from Home Goods - a random find, I knew I had to have it! I will try to find the designer and let you know. xo

    2. Robert Abbey is the designer of the lamp - I can't find the brass one that I have, but here is the same lamp in polished nickel: http://www.lampsplus.com/products/robert-abbey-porter-polished-nickel-floor-lamp__j1985.html

  2. They are SO adorable!


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