Christmas: Pom Pom Garland

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Hey there everyone! I’m Terra and I blog over at mama says sew. I’m excited to be a part of the 20 Crafty Days of Christmas.Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. My entire mantel decor here is crafted by me (I even whitewashed those bricks, because they were a horrible color before). Today I’m going to show you how to make this pom pom garland. It was inspired by felted wool garlands I’ve seen around, but at a much lower price. They are fairly time consuming and make a pretty big mess when you trim your pom poms, but just throw on a Christmas movie (or five) and craft away! 

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I have never been able to make a pom pom look the way I wanted it to. It seems so simple, right? Just wrap the yarn, tie it in the middle, and cut it to make a pom pom. The problem for me was that it always looked like small pieces of yarn tied in the middle and not a pom pom. For some reason, though, this tutorial made it all click for me. My problem was not wrapping enough and not cutting enough. 
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This was a fun project for me. There is something so satisfying about taking something that looks like a disorganized mess and turning it in to a pom pom. Maybe I need to get out more.

So yeah. All you do is make a bunch of pom poms. I ended up using twenty total. If you want a larger garland, obviously you’ll need more. You could also make smaller pom poms and string them closer together to go on your Christmas tree. If that’s what you want, I’d recommend you start now. For next year, haha.

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Then I threaded a large needle with crochet thread and strung them on. You could tie knots to keep the pom poms in place, but I just left mine because I wanted to be able to move them around if I needed to.
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Then just hang your garland wherever you want it. I used the sophisticated method of tying the ends and taping the middle.
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And I gave the leftover pom poms to my daughter, who then taped them to the fireplace. I love when my children are involved!
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Liked this tuturial? Check out how I made these faux pewter candlestick holders here. These started out as old wooden candlestick holders!

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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