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Pom Pom Christmas Garland To Decorate for the Holidays

Learn how to make a pom pom Christmas garland to decorate your holiday home! This is SO easy to make, even for beginning crafters.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to make this garland. You’ll use pom pom maker,s which are really easy if you follow the instructions.

DIY Pom Pom Christmas Garland

Have you ever made a pom pom garland before? If not, you’re in for a real treat. Because there is something about pom pom garlands that everyone loves. If you meet someone that doesn’t – be wary of them. For they know not what is true Christmas spirit!

I’ve made a regular pom garland, but I’ve never made a pom pom Christmas garland. At least until this one. And now I can’t believe I’ve waited so long! Not only are they easy, but a garland like this one makes a HUGE impact in your holiday decorating.

christmas tree pom pom garland

Christmas Pom Pom Garland

This easy Christmas garland is completed in two simple steps. You’re going to use the pom pom makers and some skeins of holiday colored yarn to make the poms. Then you’re going to string the poms onto a piece of yarn with a needle. I will walk you through everything!

Just so you know, I used about five skeins of yarn to make a garland 5 – 6′ (depending on how you space out the poms). BUT a few things:

  • The size of your poms greatly affects the amount of yarn you use. For a mantel, I’d go with a few bigger poms, along with some medium and small. But for a Christmas tree garland, I’d use a smaller tool to make the poms.
  • If you make a garland with a bunch of big poms, you might want to put them on heavier thread. Otherwise the thread will sag, which is especially noticeable on a mantel (the branches provide support on a tree).
  • Buy yarn on sale and use your craft store app coupons to make this a cheaper project. I always buy a little more and then (keep my receipt) return what I don’t use. I’m also at the craft stores all the time!

Are you ready to check out how to make this pom pom Christmas garland? Keep on reading.


Gather These Supplies

  • Yarn – about 4 – 5 skeins (I used four different colors, and two of the white yarn with gold flecks)
  • Pom pom makers – 3 3/8″, 2 1/2″, and 1 5/8″
  • Scissors
  • Needle (that fits the yarn)

Make the Pom Poms

I’m going to show you how to make a pom pom using a tool – this is the medium size (2 1/2″) pom pom maker.

Hand holding a pom pom maker

You’re going to open one side of the pom pom maker only and begin wrapping the yarn around the two sticks. The yarn ends up being in the U shape. Wrap firmly but not too tight. You don’t want to pull on the yarn.

Wrapping yarn around a pom pom maker

Continue wrapping until you have filled that U shape with yarn. You’ve made half a pom pom! Well, kind of.

Hand wrapping yarn around one side of a pom pom maker

Now you need to pass the yarn over to the other side of the tool. Bring it through the feet, then close that side and bring the yarn over to the other side for some additional wrapping.

Bringing yarn around to the other side of a pom pom maker

Now pull out the other two sticks and do the same on the other side of the tool. Wrap the yarn again and again until the U is filled. When you’re done wrapping, cut the yarn.

Wrapping yarn on a pom pom maker and trimming with scissors

This is what a completed pom pom looks like inside the pom pom maker. But we’re about to set this bad boy free!

Hand holding a pom pom maker filled with yarn

Use the scissors to cut both sides of the yarn. It’s really easy because the tool has an indentation when closed that fits the scissors.

Cutting cream colored yarn with a pair of scissors

Now you’ll tie it all together. Cut a length of yarn, about 12″ or so.

Hand holding a piece of white and gold yarn

Tie the yarn around the center of the pom pom maker. You’re going to tie it twice to make a knot. Tie firmly and tightly but not so tight you break the yarn.

Tying a pom pom with yarn to finish

Pat yourself on the back and give me a “hallelujah” and a “yeehaw!” You made a pom pom of your very own. Open the tool and remove the pom. It’s going to look a little scraggly.

Removing a pom pom from a pom pom maker

Trim the excess yarn with scissors to make it even.

Trimming yarn off of a pom pom with scissors

As you can see, that was easy! Now you only need to make like 1 million more pom poms for your Christmas garland! Haha.

This is a visual display of the colors of yarn I used and the associated pom pom tools I used with them. I have green, cream, and red yarn. Then there’s the Christmas variegated yarn. Doesn’t it look fabulous?

Christmas pom poms laying next to the pom pom makers that made them

Thread the Pom Poms

Put a 10′ length of yarn through a needle, because you’re going to string the pom poms on to make your Christmas garland!

Lay your poms out in the order you would like them on the garland. Push the needle right through the center of the pom.

Yarn on a needle being inserted into a green pom pom

You’re going to keep stringing the poms, spacing them out as you desire.

Starting a pom pom garland on a yarn string

Hang the Garland

If you’ve made this for your mantel, you can hang with two small nails. If you’ve made this garland for your Christmas tree, you can simply wrap it around the branches. Though you’re going to want to go quite a bit longer if you’re making this for your tree!

pom pom garland for Christmas

This pom pom Christmas garland is ridiculously festive and I can see it going with a variety of styles, including farmhouse and even modern. Think of the color combinations?

pom pom christmas garland

If you try this Christmas decorating project, I’d love to hear in the comments!

Yield: 1 garland

Pom Pom Christmas Garland

pom pom christmas garland

Learn how to make a pom pom garland for Christmas - hang it on the mantel, your tree, or in a doorway. Perfect for beginning crafters!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Yarn - about 4 - 5 skeins

Tools

  • Pom pom makers - 3 3/8", 2 1/2", and 1 5/8"
  • Scissors
  • Needle (that fits the yarn)

Instructions

  1. Use your pom pom makers to make various sized pom poms. Start with the large and make several poms.
  2. Repeat with both the medium and small sized pom pom tools. Trim all pom poms.
  3. Thread a yarn needle with an 8 foot length of yarn. String on your pom poms one by one.
  4. Spread out the pom poms along the yarn, spacing evenly. Hang your Christmas garland on the tree or mantel.

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