DIY Yarn Pom Poms

I decided my mantel needed a little extra something and I've been eying those sweet yarn pom pom garlands online for quite some time!  I was surprised to find out that they are relatively easy {and fun!} to make. 

All you need is some yarn of your choice color, some sharp scissors, fishing line or thread {I used red in the above photo}, a needle to thread the pom poms and some agile fingers!

Start out by wrapping the yarn around your three fingers.

Continue wrapping until you have desired fullness.  I counted about 75 times to make sure my poms were "around" the same size.

From here, you want to cut a separate six inch piece of yarn and slide it in between your pointer and middle finger.  After a couple rounds, I found it's actually easier to insert the piece of yarn between your fingers BEFORE you start the winding process.  It makes it much easier!

Tie the yarn together in the middle and flip it over to tie again in a double knot.  Leave these two pieces long so you have something to hold while you snip the ends.  You'll then snip all the loops.

You'll get a pom on the left that is super shaggy {but cute!}.  Some people prefer this look, but I wanted something a bit more refined.  Go ahead and start clipping until you get the look and shape you desire.

You can honestly drive yourself crazy {and I did!} trying to get a perfectly round pom.  I give mad props to those that have figured out a way...and think they're well worth the price of paying a pro for a well-made pom pom garland!

But I had fun with this project and found there are several ways to use these darling poms...

As a cute accent on a gift...

or a cute garland!  I think I can reuse this for Valentine's Day too!  ;)

And just for fun...

I think our living room has officially been transformed to a winter wonderland!  ;)

Now it's time to link up your holiday craft!  Hop on over to Michaela Noelle Designs or Hi Sugarplum to show off your craft and check out some of the other festive ideas!

Don't forget to get your tree ready and link up your tree this Thursday!!

And before I sign off...CONGRATS to Alina Conn for winning the Southern Spruce printable!

xo natasha


  1. I used the same method when I made them for As bday party and agree, prob worth paying for them bc the ocd can drive you mad!! Lol! Apparently thre is a tool you can buy too which keeps them nice and tight. The mantle looks great and love it on the package!

  2. cute! i love the idea of using poms as a decoration on gifts. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. I love it on the gifts! So cute and wintery :)

  4. I'm loving the snow falling in the last pic! Your mantel is so pretty. I think I'll be buying my Pom Pom garland lol.

  5. I made a Pom garland last year! I used the yarn to make the garland length. I thought it was the perfect craft to do while watching tv. Looks good Natasha!!

  6. Ahh how crafty are you! This is super cute, I love it! :)

  7. So pretty! Sounds like a craft I'd drive myself crazy with, making sure it's perfect. Great job!

  8. I made a glitter dot garland for the tree this year. Problem is you can barley see it! I need a mantle in my life!

  9. That garland turned out great!!! Love the snow effect ;)

  10. Your tree looks so pretty Natasha! I love the pom pom garland. Can you believe I have never made a pom pom! So cute on that little package, too.

  11. Such a cute idea! This would make an adorable winter photo backdrop! Adorable.

  12. SO cute! The garland adds the perfect touch to your mantle! When I was little my mom had a pom-pom making kit...I will have to see if she still has it! Clearly she was before her time! ;)

  13. Oh these poms are adorable! Love them, fun touch!