While I am not a big fan of the winter cold, there are a few things that I like about the chilly weather: boots, cute coats, and pom-pom hats. There's something about pom-poms that are just too whimsical to pass up. Add to that the fact that making almost any object either tiny or giant suddenly makes it inexplicably adorable and it seemed a giant pom-pom garland was the perfect way to show a little holiday spirit. Here's what you'll need to make one:
1. Use an X-Acto knife to cut two circles out of cardboard that are about 6 inches wide with a 2 inch hole in the middle. 2. Place your cardboard donut shapes on top of each other and wind your thick yarn through and around the donuts until all the cardboard is covered. 3. Since we want an extra fluffy pom-pom, wind around the donuts a second time until you reach your beginning point again. 4. Once you're finished winding, stick your scissors through the yarn and get the blade between your two cardboard donuts. Cut between the donuts all the way around. 5. Cut a piece of thin yarn to tie around the middle of the pom-pom. Place the yarn between the two cardboard layers and tie a knot around the middle tightly. 6. Once your middle is secure, carefully cut out the cardboard donuts and fluff the pom-pom. Use scissors to trim any pieces that are sticking out further than the rest and use your yarn needle to string your pom-poms and bells onto some thin yarn.
The pom-poms add a bit of fluffy personality to our decor and I love that you can easily move the garland around to different spots in the house or display them in a big bowl with other ornaments (although, everytime I move them, I forget how loud the giant bells are!). Oh well, it's Christmas, so I guess I'll let them jingle all the way! xo. Laura
Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Janae Hardy