Christmas Pompom Garland

Aren’t you in the whole Christmas Holiday mood yet? I can’t even believe how excited I am. You would not believe what time is it here while I’m writing this post. I’m still up, crafting and sharing this super cute tutorial with y’all. This Christmas Pompom Garland is something I’ve seen many times in different Christmas decor around internet and I just LOVE it. I had to make one and I had to use it for my Christmas tree.

Christmas Pompom Garland

DIY Christmas Pompom Garland cover

Pompoms are one of my weaknesses. If you don’t believe me just check my easy and Halloween posts. I always somehow end up making pompoms and let’s face it, they are so stinkin’ cute!

These cuties are super easy to make. The problem is that most times is time-consuming if you need to make many of them. There are many ways to make pompoms. I have made them 3 different ways so far but the way I have made these is by far the easiest and quickest. Still, if you need to makeover 30 of them, it will take a couple of hours for a couple of nights on your comfy couch while watching tv.

view of many pom poms

If you want to know my past ways to make pompoms you can check my Spooky Pompom spiders, pompom bunny tail onesie and my Easter pompom butt Bunny.

This Christmas Pompom Garland turned out so cute that I plan on using it after Christmas in my girl’s bedroom. It’s too cute to put in a box!

I made these pompoms using a pompom maker I got in a craft store. I checked, and you can buy them on Amazon and I’m pretty sure you might find them in Michael’s or any local craft store. I don’t live in the USA but if I could it here, you can too. LOL. It’s not too expensive either, so why not, right?

showing the tool in my hand

This tool is pretty simple to use and straightforward. The first one you might get scared but then you get the hang of it and you can make many pompoms in minutes.

So, Wanna learn with me how to make this cute Christmas Pompom Garland???

Let’s do this!

Supplies:

  • Yarn {I used 4 packs 2 white, 2 light cream. The size is up to you, how fluffy you want it}
  • Pompom maker {lasrge}
  • Scissors.
  • A Bodkin

This pompom maker comes in two pieces. The same but inverted.

view of two tools opened

Keeping them together with locks together. Open the locks and keep both pieces from the same side together. We will work on each half separately.

view of tool opened

With your thumbnail secure one end of our yarn more or less in the middle of your pompom maker. Start wrapping going over the end of the yarn so it stays in place.

finger securing one end of the yarn roughly in the middle of the pom pom maker
view of the beginning of the wrap

If you see between both pieced, you will notice there are like half balls in there. Those get stuck on some holes on the other piece so you know you are making the pompoms right.

top view of the tool showing the space between them

close-up of wrapping

Keep wrapping until you cover well the pompom maker.

view of half of the tool almost wrapped

The more you wrap the thickest and fluffiest the pompom will be so I go for the thickest. This step is totally up to you. You can try different amounts and see how you like best.

superior view of half of the tool full wrapped

When you think it’s enough, wrap until you get to the pompom maker end. Pull the yarn tight so it gets secured.

view of half of the tool full wrapped
showing the end of yarn ready to cut

Cute the yarn close to the tool.

showing the end of yarn cutted

Turn it over and repeat the process with the other side.

showing the other half of the tool to repeat the process

When you are done. Cut a strip of yarn long enough to tie up your pompom and get a couple of long tails left. Mine was about 8 to 10 inches.

view of the tool full wraped

Make your pompom maker ends meet and locks both sides.

detalied view of closing the tool

You will get something like this:

showing the tool closed

 

Now using your scissors, cut very carefully between the two pieces of your pompom maker like in the photo below:

view of the cutting process

Try to keep strings in place with your fingers as you cut. Be very gentle and careful here, don’t rush it.

showing how the yarns are separating

Once you are done, you will have something like this:

showing the result once everything is cut

Still holding both pieces, pass your yarn strip between them like follows:

Make both ends meet and pull carefully. Tie it up with a knot. I usually make a knot here then go back with each end and ti up again. Double knot, triple know, secure it well.

showing the yarn between the tool

making the knot with the yarn between the tool

It can get a bit tricky tying up between the two pieces but you can do it.

close-up of  the knot with the yarn between the tool

Open your pompom maker and remove them from your pompom. DO NOT CUT your long tails just yet.

tool opended an pom pom ready

Woot, there you go! You have your first pompom. Easy peasy, right?

Now go for 33 more…

general view of a many pom poms

LOL, yup that many I’ve made.

So, Once you have made all your pompoms, remember to reserve 2 or 3 yards of yarn for the garland string.

Moving on to the last step.

Using your bodkin, Insert one end of your yarn and pull it down towards the tight part.

closer voew of a bodkin

view of yarn inserted in a bodkin
closer view of yarn and the bodkin

Take your pompoms from the tail and find your knot. That will tell you where you should insert your string.

close-up of knot in a pom pom

Insert your bodkin right perpendicularly through your knot loop.

closer view of bodkin inserted in a pom pom

Pull the bodkin on the other side and push the pompom down.

view of a pom pom almos ready

Repeat this process with all your pompoms.

view of many pom poms making the garland
general view of pom pom garland almost ready

Don’t glue the pompoms or make knots because when you are putting it on the tree you want the freedom to move the pompoms through the string to positioning where fits best.

Once your pompons are all in your garland, you can cut all your pompom tails.

view of pom pom tail cutted

There you go!!! Your Christmas Pompom Garland si done and ready to be placed on your Christmas tree or wherever you want it to be. It’s so pretty that you might want to put it anywhere! Am I right???

superior view of the pom pom garland on the floor

This is how my Christmas Pompom Garland looks on my tree!!!!

view of pompom garland on christmas tree
closer view ofchristmas pompom garland on christmas tree
DIY Christmas Pompom Garland pinterest image

Hope you enjoyed it and want to make your own garland!!! I’m in love and can’t wait to finish my Christmas tree! 

I would love to hear your thoughts, let me know what you think in the Comments!

If you like this project you might also love these too:

Rustic Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament
Cute Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Cute and Easy DIY Family Rustic Monogram Christmas Ornaments

DIY Easy Red and White Christmas Pillows

 

Till Next time!

 Camila

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