Blogmas Day 15 | CRAFTY CHRISTMAS
crafty christmas: Christmas Pom Pom Garland
This year I've been on a mission to replace all our plastic decorations with glass or more natural materials like wood. One of the things I really wanted to make for our tree was a Pom Pom garland. Pom Poms are so simple to make and you could easily make 5 in an evening in front of the TV, so I've been squirrelling away and today I will share with you the process and the final outcome.
What you'll need:
- One large Pom Pom maker and one Medium.
- About 2 balls of wool in the colour of your tree scheme
- Small sharp scissors
- Large eye needle
There are many videos on Youtube showing how to use a Pom Pom maker, but I will attempt to give a brief overview here. There are two sides to the Pom Pom Maker and you fold out each side to start.
1. Wind your wool round and round the blue arch shapes on one side until the wool is flush and the shape of the arch has now become flush. Once one side is finished you cut the end of the wool in line with the top of your first side, then fold that side inwards and repeat on the other side.
2. You should now have two full sides of wool. Take your sharp scissors and cut down the top of the wool on either side (as shown below) making sure you hold it all securely in your other hand so it doesn't all fall apart!
3. To secure all your strands of wool together you now need to get a length of wool to wrap around the middle slit of the Pom Pom maker (shown below). Then taking the two ends tie down a very tight double knot to ensure no strands will be able to fall out.
4. Finally you should be able to pull each side of the Pom Pom maker up, as below. The two pieces can then be pulled apart, hopefully revealing your complete Pom Pom!
5. You will need to repeat this process quite a few times in order to have enough Pom Poms to fill a garland. I used a large maker and a medium to alternate sizes along the garland. I then measure a length of wool to fit my tree. Using the large eye needle I threaded it with the wool and then simply slid the Pom Poms along. You can adjust them once they are all on the wool but I found the about 2 inches between them was a nice width.
If you wanted you could also thread bells in between the Pom Poms to make it even more festive. I think you will agree that the snowy Pom Pom garland looks gorgeous against the green of the tree. Let me know if you make one!
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