I was browsing Pinterest the other day and came across this beautiful pom-pom garland from Anthropologie. I knew I could make that $40 garland for under 5 bucks. If there is anything I love more than Anthropologie, it's pom-poms. I don't know why, but I am always drawn to pom-poms. It's an issue.
At any rate, I ran off to my local craft store. I had everything I needed at home for this project except for the yarn. If you don't have a crochet hook or pom-pom maker, this will cost you more than $2. However, you can make your own pom-pom maker with a piece of cardboard and you can finger knit instead of using a crochet hook!
I purchased my yarn for $4 and only used half of skein to make this entire 6 feet garland with 13 pom-poms! You could use up the whole skein and get 12 feet of garland for $4. It is a beautiful, cheap way to decorate your home!
GATHER UP ALL YOUR SUPPLIES
CHAIN STITCH YOUR FOUNDATION
If you don't know how to crochet, don't panic! You can chain stitch. It's super simple. If I can do it, you can do it. Watch this video for instructions.
You can also finger knit your garland. The Nester has a great tutorial. Either way is fine and will give you a beautiful foundation for your garland.
I did this chain stitch until my foundation row was about 6 feet long. It is up to you how long you want your garland to be. I recommend anywhere from 6 to 8 feet!
When you have your chain at the length you desire, cut the yarn and knot the end.
MAKE YOUR POM-POMS
You can make pom-poms a million different ways. A quick Pinterest search will give you all the ideas, but this little tool is my favorite thing. I have the Clover Pom-Pom maker in Large. I bought mine at Joann's for $7 and used a 40% coupon. Each package comes with 2 pom-pom makers. All About Ami has a great tutorial on how to use it.
I made 13 pom-poms for this garland. Remember to leave a long tail for each pom-pom. You will use this long tail to tie your pom-pom to your foundation chain.
ATTACH YOUR POM-POMS TO THE CHAIN STITCH
I decided to attach my pom-poms at every 6 inches. You don't have to be exact with this. I used a simple tape measure. Lay out your pom-poms and see what works for you.
Using the long tail, double knot each pom-pom to your foundation chain. Cut the excess yarn that made your tail. It should blend in with your pom-pom.
Sit back and admire all that pom-pom goodness!! Isn't it gorgeous? Throw it up on your Christmas tree or use it to decorate a winter mantle. The sky's the limit!
If you use your pom-pom garland in your home, show us!! We'd love to know how you use yours!