Pom-Pom Garland Tutorial
You can easily make your own pom-pom garland with some yarn in your choice of colors, and a serving fork from your kitchen. (You can also use a regular fork, which will make smaller-sized pom-poms than I made here.)
The yarn I used came in an adorable 8-pack of colors, each only 28 yards in length, that I found at the craft store. I loved how the colors looked together, as well as the small amount of yarn all in one cute package.
Ready? Let’s begin!
Step One: Hold one end of the yarn against the fork and begin wrapping the yarn around the fork. Do not pull the yarn tight as you wrap.
Step Two: Wrap the yarn approximately 60 times around the fork, then snip off with scissors. The more times you wrap, the fluffier your pom-poms will be.
Step Three: Cut another piece of yarn approximately 20″ to 24″ in length and fold it over as shown below. This string will secure and tie your pom-pom together.
Step Four: Take the end of the string that is folded over and feed it through the center of the wrapped yarn on the fork.
Step Five: Tie the ends of the string together into a knot, pulling as tightly as you can.
Step Six: Now take one of the string ends and put it through the center of the fork tines, as shown below.
Step Seven: Take the other end of the string and feed it through the center of the tines toward the bottom of the fork.
Step Eight: Flip the fork over and pull both ends through. Tie a knot while pulling tightly as you did in Step Five.
Step Nine: Slip the knotted yarn off of the fork.
Step Ten: Cut through all of the loops on both sides of the knotted yarn.
Your pom-pom will look like this:
Keep the long strings (that you used to tie everything together) to tie the pom-poms onto twine.
I made all of my pom-poms first before proceeding to the next step.
Step Eleven: Trim up the edges of your pom-poms. It’s up to you how much you want to trim off. The more you trim, the smaller and fuller your pom-poms will be. Don’t cut off the long strings!
Step Twelve: Attach your pom-poms to twine to make a garland. Use the long strings attached to each pom-pom to tie them to the twine.
I spaced mine 6 inches apart.
Snip off the strings to the same length as the pom-pom yarns.
And what can you do with all of the yarn scraps you just cut off?
Make another pom-pom! I’ll save this one to use for another project or as an embellishment on a wrapped gift.
Here’s a closer look at the colors I used. I tied a loop at each end of the pom-pom garland to make it easy to hang up.
I love how this garland turned out! I plan to hang it in my craft room, to give some much-needed color to the white walls. Some day I’ll get around to painting the entire room, but in the meantime, this garland will dress up the space nicely!
Pom-Pom Garlands are so popular right now, and can make any occasion more festive.
So if you have a serving fork in your kitchen, and some yarn, you can easily make your own pom-poms and turn them into a pretty garland too!