This past summer, Krafty Kath taught me how to make my very first pom pom. Ever since then I’ve been obsessed. They’re terribly cute and can be added to any number of projects for that extra special touch. So when we decided that day 15 would be tree trimming, I knew I had to do a pom pom garland.
The materials for this project are inexpensive and the technique is fairly simple; it just takes time. The good thing is that you can work on it while you watch TV or listen to a good audiobook.
Today’s craft is one of those theme days where Krafty Kath and I have different projects so make sure to check out her take on garland too.
DIY pom pom garland
For a 12 foot garland, it took 3 hours to knit the garland. For 24 pom poms, it took another 4 hours and to assemble another hour. Total time 8 hours over several days.
- White yarn
- French knitter (like this one)
- Thread tool
- Large yarn needle (like this one)
- Extra-small pom pom maker (like this one)
- 24 extra-small pom poms
Tip: I tried several white yarns and I ended up liking Red Heart Shimmer the most. It had the best weight and softness and the shimmer makes it festive.
With the French Knitter, start your first row by making a loop around the first post. The loop should start from the inside of the post, around the outside and cross over the inside again. Continue for all four posts. In the end, it’ll look like a clover.
Repeat step 1 to make a second row. With your thread tool, hook one loop from the first row and pull it up and over the second row. Repeat this for all 4 posts.
Repeat in this fashion – create a row, unhook previous row – to make the garland strand. For 12 feet, allow yourself approximately 3 hours.
Once you have the garland complete, it’s time to attach the pom poms.
With the yarn needle, thread a piece of yarn through the center of a pom pom. Tie a double knot at the end to secure it. Trim any excess yarn from the end and pull it taut.
Attach the pom pom to the garland strand by using the needle to thread the yarn through the garland. Pull it tight and tie a double knot to secure it to the garland. Trim off any remaining yarn.
Add remaining pom poms, spacing them approximately 6 inches apart.
Score! Score! Score! You just made a pom pom garland!
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