diy pom pom garland (two ways)


I made these pom pom garlands around Christmas and wasn’t going to do a how-to because I thought they were just for christmas season. And then I couldn’t bear to take them down with all of the other holiday decorations, so I just casually draped them on the kitchen chalkboard.


And you know what? I decided pom pom garland is for all seasons. So here you go – a tutorial for how to make these year-round-put-them-anywhere-make-a-bunch-because-you’ll-love-them pom pom garlands.

Here’s what you’ll need:


chunky yarn (about 3 rolls) / pom pom makers (2 sizes) / embroidery thread / upholstery needle / scissors



wrap the yarn round and round the first side / then the second


trim the center yarn / cut a piece of yarn


tie yarn through center of pom maker / pull apart


trim long pieces of yarn and fluff



cut yarn to desired length


thread needle and knot the end / stitch through center of pom and through yarn


you can stitch a few times back and forth to make sure the pom is secure


in between poms, run the needle through the center of the yarn, then stitch on the next pom


Then hang anywhere and everywhere!





make large poms using this pom maker


cut three long pieces of yarn (in desired finished length) / tie knot in top and tape to tabletop to hold


loosely braid yarn / knot the end


run the needle through the center of the pom


stitch onto braided yarn (a few stitches to hold securely)


in between poms, run the needle through the center of the braid. Then stitch on poms in desired spacing.



12 Responses to diy pom pom garland (two ways)

  1. Shannon November 28, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    I popped out to Michael’s today for supplies and wondered if you used white or ivory (aran) yarn for these. I debated since the aran looked so yellow but now I’ve got a pile of snowball looking pompoms. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  2. Lorelei February 19, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    Always enjoy your tutorials! Sometimes I link to one of them in my monthly e-zine because I know my readers would also enjoy them. Here’s my question:
    I love your large stag head above your fireplace and looked up the details on Restoration Hardware. It’s a bit large for my space. I noticed the small stag’s head in the background in some of the photos of the pom pom garland. Where did you buy it? Thanks for being a source of inspiration!

  3. Jesse May February 18, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    Several of my favorite bloggers included the pompom garland from Anthropologie in their winter decorating, and I really liked how it looked. How fun to see a tutorial for making something similar! Thank you!

    • emily February 18, 2015 at 11:46 am #

      I love that anthropologie garland and wreath! This is a great stand-in, but nothing beats the original :)

  4. Pilotwife February 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    I made this type of pom pom garland for a baby shower using three different colors. I also used the tails to tie the pom pom to the yarn. After the shower, I was able to snip off the colored poms and just left the white for everyday – so cute!

  5. Stacy McGinnis February 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    Thank you for the tutorial, I love the way it looks to have two sizes of garland! I made one earlier this season but now that I see how cute it is to have two sizes together I may have to make another one. :)

    There is also one size larger pom pom maker from Clover. (the extra large size comes in a single pack)

  6. Beckie February 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Love these! My Mum used to sit us down in the evenings when we were little and give us pompoms to make. I remember making a huge white one for my tail when I was to play the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland! I still find them therapeutic to make now, although I always make them by placing two discs of cardboard together (with a hole in the middle of both a bit like a doughnut). Though your little gadgets look fab! I love the garland, I might have to get my wool our this weekend!
    B x

  7. Erin February 17, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

    Cute garland! Whenever I make pom poms they always feel like they are going to fall apart with the slightest tug. Has anybody else had that problem? I have used dental floss, a surgeons knot and all sorts of different combos with no luck. Any suggestions?

    • emily February 18, 2015 at 11:48 am #

      They are not the most secure things. I tried using twine to tie but didn’t feel like it made a huge difference. Because these poms are just garland and don’t get much wear and tear, they work fine.

  8. Rachel February 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    I’m actually so glad you made this tutorial! I’ve been eyeing them since the super bowl post! Now into this chalkboard…I need the deets!!

  9. Anna February 17, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    Beautiful! There are so many fun ways to make Pom poms without the cute little Pom Pom makers you can purchase. I recently found a tutorial for making them using a fork and I made a plastic template with a plastic lid that is shaped like a letter C. I always enjoy the satisfaction of making things using supplies I have at home without spending money. I love how you braided the yarn for your large Pom poms and love that you used he neutral color so it can be used for more than one season!! When I put mine together I just used the tails from the Pom poms to tie them on…….

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