Make a Yarn Ball Pom Pom Garland {and a wall of free Halloween graphic printables}

I have another super easy and fun garland to share today – this one a pom pom garland made from yarn. Like the paper garland I shared last week, garlands are a simple way to add to your seasonal decor as all you have to do is switch up the colors and your ready for a whole new holiday.


I like the vintage homemade feel of the pompoms and they only require an inexpensive skein of yarn which can be picked up at your local craft store, or even Walmart for just over a dollar. One skein goes a long way – as with this garland I used three colors and you can hardly tell I used any yarn from each roll.


There are several different ways to make pom poms, however I found this method to be the easiest – and it gave me adequate time to catch up on my dvr’d shows!

For each Pompom:
{1} Begin wrapping the yarn around three of your fingers and continue to wrap 70 times. You can also use a piece of cut cardboard. I used three fingers and my pompoms ended up being about 2 inches in diameter. Gently remove the yarn from your fingers, keeping it in same loop shape, and cut the yarn from the roll/skein.

{2} Cut another piece of yarn, approximately 10 inches long, and lay it on a flat surface; Place the rolled loop in the center.

{3} Tie the piece of yarn across the center of the rolled loop, as tight as you can get it – and double knot.

{4} Slide the edge of a pair of scissors in between the loops on each side and cut.

{5} Fluff the pompom and start trimming away the edges – making sure you do not cut the two long strings left over from the secured knot in step three.

{6} Continue to trim the pompom until you get it as close to a ball shape as possible.

To make the garland, I simply threaded a large sewing needle with a long strand of black yarn and stuck the needle directly into the center of each pompom to thread on. The ends were double knotted to secure.


I hung the garlands by thumb tacks stuck into the tops of the floating picture shelves.


I usually have photos in the frames but for practically free decor – I downloaded several images from the Graphics Fairy, printed them from my computer and hung them in the frames.

Each graphic can be found below – simply click on the image to enlarge it, then right click to save to your computer:
Bat {found here}
Skeleton Hand {found here}
Side Profile Skull {found here}


Walking Skeleton {found here}
Spider {found here}
Front Skull {found here}


I love seasonal decor that does not take much thought or time – and the inexpensive factor is an added bonus.


Are you getting ready for Halloween? Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the pom-pom tutorial! I am testing a pattern for a friend and need to make 1 pom-pom. I was about to go buy a pom-pom maker but now I don’t have to. :)

  2. LOVE the pom pom garland and thanks for the tutorial on the pom poms. This would be a fun way to use up scrap yarn too. And you cannot beat The Graphics Fairy for stunningly beautiful art!

  3. Well, if that isn’t the cutest thing ever….

  4. I love this pom pom garland. The whole vignette is so fun. Off to purchase my yarn. I have the perfect spot for it…Thank you so much as always for sharing. Have a lovely day. Bobbie

  5. this is soooo adorable
    Love it, it is really classic!
    Amy

  6. I love it all! Just timeless!

  7. I decorate more for fall than halloween, but I LOVE this! May have to go look for a spot to recreate it!

  8. What a cute garland! That could be made for any holiday with a change of colors Ÿ Cute, cute.

  9. SOOOO CUTE!! I love it.

  10. Stephanie Lynn this is such a cute craft!! I must try it. I’ve printed out some of the Graphics Fairy prints and I just pulled them out for this year’s decor. I love how you’ve decorated it all!

    -heather

  11. Love the Pom Pom garland! So festive and cheery!

  12. I love your pom poms garland, it is great and thanks for the tutorial. I love all your decorations. Have a super weekend.
    FABBY

  13. Great Pom Pom tutorial! Love how you made the garland! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. What a darling wall! I love the framed graphics, and the pom poms are a great “punch” for the display. Good job, AGAIN!

    Thanks, Tawnya

  15. I have looked at these pom-pom garlands for so long and never thought I take the opportunity to make one….well I just seized the moment and made one – thank you for the step by step instructions!! I am hooked!!!!

  16. Your pom-pom garland is so cute. I can’t wait to make one for my granddaughter.

    Hugs…Tracy :)

        

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