Over the past year, I have been earnestly decorating my older girls’ bedroom. They’ve gotten new bedding, pillows, sheets, artwork, decor. a lamp and as shown in yesterday’s post, a new-to-them vintage dresser.
I’m just having fun putting on the final touches here and there throughout their space. This is truly the exciting part, seeing it all come together.
Today I’m sharing about an insanely easy craft that I just made. It was a DIY five minute pom-pom garland. Really—only five minutes. I was able to knock out this little project during yesterday’s nap time, while watching a show on my laptop. This is otherwise known as downtime for Mom.
During the Black Friday sale at Michaels, I grabbed a bag of pom-poms to make a garland for their room.
I already had my sewing scissors and a set of craft needles that I had also used for my Pottery Barn poinsettia pillow knock off.
The twine I had grabbed just “to have on hand” for projects such as this from Target for a dollar. This is obviously my favorite price point.
You will need to thread your twine through a large-eyed craft needle and place a knot where you want the first pom-pom to stop. Do not knot both ends of twine together.
You also may want to place a knot on one side (or both sides) of the pom-pom as you thread them onto the twine. This will help hold the correct spacing between each pom-pom.
The extra knotting by each pom-pom is completely optional. The twine certainly is thick enough to prevent them from sliding on the fibers. However, I know my kids and that their little fingers like to touch and discover. The additional knots were worth the added time (mere seconds).
If you do choose to add extra knots for each pom-pom, simply nestle them as close to the pom-poms as you can, pulling back the “fluff” if necessary. The pom-pom will then hide your knot. You can see my additional knot in the photo below. (I pulled my pom-pom away from it for visibility. You don’t have to have them show if you don’t want.)
I draped my diy pom-pom garland across a little wall gallery that I am forming as you enter the girls’ bedroom. I love the “Imagine” canvas that I picked up from Pottery Barn Kids a while back. It was clearanced at $4.99 (from $25 dollars), and I got it for free with one of my PBK monthly giftcards. The butterfly is also from PBK and came in a set of 5 which, yes, I got with another giftcard. (Due to the gift cards, my children’s rooms have a good deal of Pottery Barn Kids decor, bedding, etc. I love it though.)
Until I decide exactly where I want it hung, I am not triming the excess twine off of the ends. I may need that twine to wrap around something or to add a few more pom-poms if I need to. For now, I’m enjoying pom-pom garland hung here.
I have pom-pom fever now.
Now I want to make another DIY pom-pom garland, this time with primary colors. Or maybe even red, white and green for a Christmas garland.
So many different options for color combinations and hanging choices.
You could drape them across a mantle, a shelf, a picture/or canvas, a bulletin board and/or just simply hang them from hooks on the wall.
The next one that I make, however, will be with my girls. I really want to teach them to sew, just like my mom taught me and my sisters. This involves threading a needle and learning to not poke yourself with it. I think that I’ll call this craft my Intro to Sewing class for my daughters. Ha. We do enjoy crafting together. And making memories.
This is a great and really simple craft to make with kids. They will love it.
So what are you creating? Ever made a pom-pom garland? If you’ve made a daisy chain in your lifetime, you can certainly master this craft. It is a quick project, for sure.
Leave a comment and tell me what you’ve made recently. I’d love to hear.