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Pom-Pom Garland DIY

Hey you!

I want to share aย super simple craft with you today. This is so easy that you really can’t mess it up. I mean it! This pom-pom garland is cute, simple, and you can use it in a lot of different ways. I chose to attach my finished garland to the bedskirt in our guest bedroom. It added a bit of whimsy to the bedding and more cute color to the room ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also use the garland as a hanging decoration, make it into a mobile, or use it as a backdrop for photos. OR you can make it, set it down somewhere in your house and totally forget about it until you discover it months later while cleaning. It happens!

 

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please ignore my wrinkly bedskirt ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Okay, let’s start this thing. Start by gathering your supplies. You’ll need everything pictured below, plus a pair of scissors and possibly a measuring instrument (tape, ruler, whatever!). The list includes your choice of colored pom-poms, embroidery thread, and a large sewing needle. I chose yellow and white (for no particular reason), and I already had taupe colored embroidery thread at home, so I just used that. For the pom-poms, I bought a 30-pack of 3/4 inch balls and I ended up using about 15 of them for a 5-foot garland.

 

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Start by threading your needle with the thread. Just slide it through the eye and tie a knot close to the needle. Decide how you want to arrange your poms. I just went with a simple A-B pattern, but you can do whatever pattern you want. Push the threaded needle through the center of the pom-pom until it come through the other side, then pull it all the way through and position the pom where you want it on the thread. Tie knots on each side of the pom so it doesn’t slide around.

 

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Continue this with your pattern of pom-poms, remembering to tie knots on each side, until you get to your desired garland length. At the end, just snip the thread off of the needle and find a new home for your garland! I stitched my garland to the top surface of the bedskirt and let the rest hang down in pretty scallops. ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to see what you do with your finished garland!

 

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