Do-It-Yourself Yarn Pom Pom Garland


I’m always looking for a yarn craft. Yarn is inexpensive and versatile. I like using it because I don’t feel bad when I mess up, which tends to happen.

I’ve really enjoyed crocheting and finger knitting recently, so when I came across yarn pom poms, I knew I wanted to try to make them.


Making yarn pom poms was a super simple craft and fun to do. Here’s a quick tutorial that explains how to make your own yarn pom poms.


A few tricks to keep in mind

You can use anything to wrap the yarn around. It doesn’t have to be cardboard. You can even use your hand. Just keep in mind the size of the item you wrap the yarn around will determine what size your pom pom is.

Make sure not to wrap the yarn too tight. You have to carefully pull the yarn off the cardboard and keep it in place so you can tie the string around it. If you wrap the yarn too tight this is really hard to do. I learned the hard way.

There are lots of different size options. I chose to make bigger pom poms, about the size of a tennis ball. But you can make them in any size! You can also change up the thickness. I left the yarn tips longer for a droopy look. Clip them shorter for a puffier-looking pom pom.


I made six yarn pom poms and then strung them together to create a garland. I love how this simple garland just dresses up my shelves. It’s a little quirky and lots of fun.

This yarn pom pom garland has been making its way around my house. I love decorating with it! Here are some more ways to decorate with a yarn pom pom garland.

Easy pom pom garland decorating ideas:
– Break it out for a quick party decoration
– String it along a mantle
– Dress up a bed headboard
– Decorate a present
– Drape along a shelf


What do you think of my yarn pom pom garland? Would you make one?

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