DIY Pom Pom Garland for VALENTINE’S DAY

A DIY pom pom garland is a quick and easy craft and a super fun way to add a whimsical element to your home. It doesn’t take big crafty skills to do this DIY project, so I’d encourage you to give it a try and even get your kids involved in making it! Learn how to make one with this easy tutorial.

If you are looking for a super easy craft for Valentine’s Day, look no more I got you covered!

Easy Love and Pompom Valentine’s Day Garland

This Valentine’s Day Love and Pom pom Garland is not only easy, but it’s also fun, colorful, and possibly recycled if you are like and never throw away past handmade decorations.

You might also love these other Valentine’s crafts ideas: DIY Rustic Yarn Wreath for Valentine’s Day, DIY Paper Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day, and Cute and Easy Valentine’s Day Buntings.

Valentine’s Day Easy Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

If my front door can get a wreath then my living room deserves a loving and fun decoration too, right? Valentine’s Day is a special day even though we celebrate Love every day. As I said in my previous post, It’s the perfect excuse to add some bright colors to our home after Christmas and celebrate Love in an extra special way.

This year I decided to reuse all my elements from last year’s V-Day Wreath. So, I made this cute and simple 10-minute pom pom garland diy! Nothing like a Love and Pom Pom Garland to cheer up our Mantel, don’t you agree?

I never throw away handmade decor unless it’s damaged or way too worn out. After making our cute Rustic valentine’s Day wreath last year I stored all the elements and a dear friend of mine reminded me of that and suggested a recycled V-Day decor. Why not?

This garland is seriously the easiest ever if you have the elements handy. If not then add a few more minutes to make about 16 pom poms and some cute hearts with L O V E letters.

This garland looks so cute in the home decor, you can place it hanging from your mantel or entryway table, from your bed’s headboard, or anywhere you like.

Where to Hang the Garland

There are many different places to hang and enjoy a diy pom pom garland in your home. Here are a few of my favorites options:

  • On the mantel
  • On the bed headboard
  • On shelves
  • From the Ceiling

Here is ours hung on the mantel during the winter season:

The Pom Pom Garland installed on my mantel.

How to make a DIY Pom Pom Garland

DIY yarn pom pom garlands are REALLY simple and easily customizable. You get to choose the color, various sizes, and density of your pom poms, as well as the length of the garland and pom pom spacing, so you should be able to match your style perfectly.

Woot, let’s do this!



  • Sharp scissors
  • An embroidery or tapestry needle
White yarn, lots of pink and red pom poms, wooden heart ornaments and clothespins. Supplies to make this Pom Pom Garland.


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Step 1: Prepare the pom poms

Firstly, if you haven’t already made all the pom poms. You can make them with pom pom maker or with cardstock. Follow these tutorials to make your own pom poms. Make sure they are fluff and ready to go trimming any weird strings of yarn. You can also play with the size of the pom poms.

Step 2: Prepare the garland string

Then cut a long piece of yarn. the length of the string will depend on where you will hang it, so make sure is long enough to go from one end to the other of your mantel or preferred place plus 2 inches on each end for attaching.

Insert the end of your yarn into your needle hole. If it’s too thick, use a piece of thread, insert a loop through the hole, then insert the end of the yarn through the thread loop and then pull back the thread and bring the yarn with it. See video.

A threaded yarn needle.

Step 3: Start inserting the string through the pom poms

Then insert the threaded needle through the center of your fluffy pom poms.

the threaded needle inserted through a red pom pom
The red pom pom on the yarn string.

The best way to do this is to make sure you find the heart or center of the pom pom where all the strands of yarn converge.

Showing the heart of the pom pom where all strings converge.

Insert right there your threaded needle and then push it through until you see the need on the other side.

Showing exactly how to insert the needle through the center of the pom pom.

Then pull the needle out and push the pom pom down close to the other end of the long piece of string.

Pulling the the needle trhough the other side.

Repeat the process with all your pom-poms alternating colors.

All the red and pink pom poms alternating on the yarn string.

Step 4: Hang the heart ornaments

Spread them evenly along the length of your garland and decide where your hearts will be.

The Pom Pom Garland with evenly spread out pom poms and the wooden hearts ready to be assembled.

Using your mini clothespins secure your heart charms on the yearn between pom-poms. If you want to learn how I made these cute wooden hearts check out this post.

a pink mini clothespin in my hand.
securing the wooden heart to the garland with the clothespin.
The Pom Pom Garland finished with all 4 wooden hearts reading L O V E hanging.

Step 5: Let’s get hanging!

Lastly, hang your garland. Woot!

Voila! There you go!

A closeup fo the Pom Pom Garland where it can read L O V E on the hearts
A more general view of the mantel with the pretty diy Pom Pom Garland.

I love how my place looks. Such a cheerful and colorful look.

Frequently Asked QUestions

How do you put pom poms on a garland?

The best way to do this is to make sure you find the heart or center of the pom pom where all the strands of yarn converge. Insert right there your threaded needle and then push it through until you see the need on the other side. Then pull the needle out and push the pom pom down close to the other end of the long piece of string.

How do you make a pom pom?

There are multiple ways to make a pom pom, but I find these to be the easiest, especially for this project. With a pompom maker, with cardboard circles, with your hands, and with a fork. The three firsts are my favorites.

How many pom poms are needed for a garland?

For a very basic 5 feet or so garland, I’d say 30-40 small pom poms, 16 – 25 medium pom poms, and 10 – 15 large pom poms. This can vary if you use a combination of pom sizes on your garland. I used 16 since my garland was slightly less than 5 feet.

More Valentine’s Day Projects to try

What other Valentine’s day Garland can you make besides pom pom garland?

Oh my! imagination is the limit. You can do so many different styles with different colors and materials. But I can point out a few of my favorite ones:

I’m sure you will go crazy with so many ways you can add Valentine’s Day to your decor!

Hope you enjoy this super easy DIY pom pom garland tutorial.

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    1. Thank you so much! You can always get a pretty and cute garland with past valentine’s day stuff if you keep them of course. I never throw away stuff I handmade LOL.
      Thank you for stopping by!!!