Since Christmas is almost here I wanted to share one more DIY for the holidays and my other favorite one that I’m doing this year. I’ve made so many of these pom pom ornaments that I turned some into a fun garland too. And I’ve been giving lots away as gifts – last night I tied one to a recipe card with my favorite Christmas cookie recipe for a hostess gift. I’ve tied them to the presents under our tree. And I’ve even made some in non-holiday colors to decorate my new workspace!
These are great for the holidays, but you could totally use this pom pom DIY for wedding decor as well.
What you’ll need:
– yarn of your choosing (a mix of a thicker soft yarn and one with a little sparkle is my favorite combo)
– a small but sharp pair of scissors
– a pom pom tool (you can get them in packs with several sizes too)
How to make them:
(please ignore my dark iphone photos and my terrible manicure – if you follow me on instagram you know I got a super cute gold manicure for a wedding on Saturday – it lasted about 3 days and now looks like total poo. oh well.)
So once you see the photos it is pretty easy to figure out the tool. You basically wrap your yarn (however you want in whatever color pattern you want) around one side of the tool. Then close that side and repeat on the other side. Once you’ve wrapped both sides (I like to do mine pretty fat for a full + fluffy pom) you close both and trim down the center of the tool. Then tie a piece of yarn tightly in a knot around the middle to hold the yarn together. If you’re using the pom as an ornament, this will also be your hanging string, so make it longer. Then pull the tool apart and away from the center and you’ve got your finished pom pom! If you want to make them a garland, just string them along another piece of yarn or string and hang them.
I like tying one to the top of a bottle of wine or recipe card for a hostess gift, or stick one on top of other wrapped gifts instead of one of those ugly plastic bows. Or if you have a toddler like I do they make the perfect Christmas tree decor for the bottom half of your tree 🙂
What’s your favorite holiday DIY this year?