Pom-Pom Garland

Pom-poms are everywhere lately. They've had a real revival within fashion and decor, and they're so easy to make! 

I decided I'd make some pom-pom garlands for my living room fireplace as well as the shelf above my bed, I thought I'd share them with you and a few different pom-pom making techniques so you could make your own!

You Will Need:

Yarn in your chosen colours

Some string or twine - I used garden twine for a rustic look

A fork or pom-pom maker

The Fork Technique

Yes you read that right, a fork. This technique is the first one I ever used and it is so simple, anyone can do it!

You need to First wrap your yarn tightly (but not too tight!) around your fork. The more times you wrap, the fuller your pom-pom will be, I'd suggest wrapping it at least 90 times.

Once you've wrapped your fork, take a small length of yarn and tie your bundle tightly through the middle gap of the fork.

Slide your bundle off the fork and snip the loops on each side. Once you've cut the whole way through, fluff them up and trim off any longer strands. 

The Pom-Pom Maker

Lucky me, my mum is a knitting queen and has a few pom-pom machines she doesn't mind me borrowing from time to time. This is what I used to create my garlands because I wanted them bigger, fuller and fluffier! 

Open up one side of your pom-pom maker, and wind your yarn around both arms. Again, make sure you do it around 90 times, and cover the entire arm to get a good shape. Once you're satisfied, repeat this step on the other arm and close up the machine.

Trim around the edge and add a length of yarn and tie it tightly. Open up your pom-pom maker and pull it apart to realise your fluffy creation!

Perfect pom-poms (almost) every time!

To create my garland I used the strands from my knot to tie the pom-poms at equal intervals along my twine. I love the way they look. I used red and white yarn for a festive feel, but you can of course use any colours you like and use them all year round!