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Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland!

Make your own pom pom garland with this fun and easy tutorial! They’re perfect for mantels and Christmas trees!

Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland: modern farmhouse mantel decorated for Christmas with a  yarn pom pom garland, cedar boughs, and birds

We are all about making pom poms at my house. So it was only natural that we needed some pom pom garlands for our Christmas decor.

How To Make A Simple DIY Pom Pom Garland

These are fun to make, easy, and addictive! If you’d rather see the video tutorial, scroll to the bottom of this post. Let’s get started!


close-up of a skein of white yarn, a small yellow pom pom maker, and a pair of craft scissors


1. Wrap The Yarn

Open one side of the pom pom maker and begin wrapping the yarn. I like to start on one end and work toward the other. For the small sized pom pom, about 30 wraps per side will give you a nice fluffy (but not overly full) pom.

close-up of hand wrapping white yard around a small pom pom maker

You can do fewer or more wraps, depending on how full you want your pom poms to be. It’s just important to do roughly the same number on each side so your pom pom won’t be lop-sided.

close-up of a hand holding a small pom pom maker with white yarn wrapped around one side

2. Close The First Side

Once you’re done wrapping the first side, close it and open the other side.

hand holding a small yellow pom pom maker with white yarn wrapped around one side

3. Wrap The Second Side

Repeat the process from before, wrapping the entire second side of the pom pom maker. Then close the second side. It should look like this:

hand holding a pom pom maker wrapped with white yarn

4. Cut The Pom Pom

Now take the craft scissors and cut all the way around the groove in the pom pom maker. When I first started my pom-pom-making journey, I tried to use regular scissors to cut them. Is it possible- yes, sort of. But it’s difficult and frustrating. I ordered these $6 craft scissors, and they’re perfect!

close-up of scissors cutting the yarn on a pom pm maker to make a pom pom garland

Note: DO NOT open the pom pom maker yet. You’ll end up with a big pile of little pieces of yarn! Wait until the pom pom is tied (next step) before you open it.

5. Tie the Pom Pom Onto the Garland

Cut a length of yarn, a bit longer than you want your final garland to be.

white pom pom garland with another white pom pom ready to be attached

Now wrap the yarn around your pom pom maker, fitting it into the groove that goes all the way around. Cinch it as tight as possible and tie a single, and then a double knot. This is what holds the pom pom together, so make sure it’s tight!

hands tying a new pom pom onto the DIY pom pom garland

6. Open & Remove the Pom Pom

Open the two sides of the pom pom maker. Then pull the two halves apart to release the pom. It should be attached (and held together by) the long piece of yarn that will become the garland.

pom pom maker still holding pom pom that's now tied to a pom pom garland

7. Trim

Use the scissors to trim the pom pom, making it even all the way around. But be careful not to cut the garland string.

close-up of scissory cutting the long pieces off a white yarn pom pom

8. Repeat

Now continue making pom poms and using the garland string to tie them together. They can be as close together or far apart as you like.

Once all your pom poms are made, you can be done. Or if you want some extra embellishment, add glitter.

9. Spray With Adhesive

I draped my garland over an Amazon box to prevent adhesive spray from getting all over the house. Ideally this is something to do in the garage or outside, since it’s a bit stinky. Spray each pom pom with glue.

9. Sprinkle With Glitter

Move the garland to a clean sheet of paper or parchment and sprinkle it with glitter. Once it’s dry, shake the pom poms off.

Last year, I hung the pom pom garland on my mantel for Christmas. And since they sort of look like little snowballs, I left it up for Winter too.

This year, I used my pom pom garlands on my Christmas tree, and I’m loving the look! You can see the rest of my colorful Boho Christmas living room tour here!

Boho Christmas tree decorated with a yarn pom pom garland

Unfortunately Fozzy enjoys pulling the garland (and all the ornaments) off the tree. But what are ya gonna do?

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