November 29, 2011

A Colorful DIY Holiday Garland

A big thank you to Vanessa from Houzz.com for the great write up and feature of this post on 30 Beautifully Inventive DIY Christmas Decorations
Don't these cheerful pom poms make you smile just looking at them? I got inspired after looking at the adorable Land of Nod Christmas catalog where the rooms were decorated with this fun pom pom garland. (The same catalog I made my whimsy trees out of.) 
I told you my theme this year for decorating is "childlike and whimsical". My whole family is loving  the bright, cheerful colors. 
And if you have little kids (like I do) they can't break them or really cause much damage. (I have a whole kid-friendly tree up in my house! ) 
And they are so, so simple to make you can do it relaxing in front of your favorite Christmas movie. Or if you have an older child, they could help, too, since yarn needles aren't sharp.
All you need are pom poms in whatever color you like, yarn, and a yarn needle. 
I made a couple of sets-these with fun, bright green eyelash yarn, and another all white strand that looks like puffy little snowballs. My youngest son only managed to yank them off the tree once (so far...)

  • Here's what you do: 
  • Thread your yarn needle with yarn. 
  • Push the needle through one pom pom at a time, spacing them until you have a strand in the length you want. 
  • Knot the end. 
  • You're done! (See I told you it was so easy-- you barely needed this tutorial! )





So much fun! 

 Next, I'm excited to show you some handmade, cheap,  unbreakable, kid-friendly ornaments I've been making! 
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17 comments:

  1. so simple and cute! love the colors :) yay you made the 100 mark! I'm so proud of you! shoot soon your blog is gonna be so big I'm gonna have to ask you if i can guest post! hehe xoxo

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  2. Love the bright colors very playful Christmas. This is cute and great for a busy mom like myself.

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  3. What a fun way to use up my pom pom stash!
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  4. Great job on this wifey. Your blog is looking amazing. Blog Love

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  5. Super fun and colorful. I did something similar to this last year too. :-)

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  6. Very colorful. Thanks so much for linking up to Things I’ve Done Thursday!!

    Melanie
    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  7. Adorable! Thank you so much for linking up to Upcycled Awesome and Everything Else!

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  8. Your garland is cute! I've made a pom pom garland for my mantel with dental floss. I'll be sharing it next week.

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  9. very festive and so easy. Some of the DIY projects you see can be on the really?-people-have-time-for-this? side . . .

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  10. How festive! Fun project.

    When you get a chance - love for you to link up to my "Made by ME" linky party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-9-linky-party-and-features.html

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  11. This is perfect, I need garland for my tree and I love pom poms! Thanks for sharing at my party!!

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  12. this is adorable! i absolutely love the fun colors! i am off to see more!

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