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DIY Pom-Pom Garland

Who doesn’t love a cute pom-pom? They are used to decorate clothes, pillows, home decor and I wanted to use pom-poms to make a fun garland to decorate a room. Due to my very large craft supply stockpile, I already had several balls of yarn. I ordered a pom pom maker from Amazon but when I get an idea in my head it is hard for me to wait. I remembered making pom poms as a kid using cardboard cutouts. It took a bit of experimenting to get the size of the pom-pom just right but once I did it was easy to create a DIY Pom-Pom.

DIY Pom Poms are cheap and easy to make with minimal supplies. All you need is scrap cardboard, yarn, and scissors. I have enough cardboard boxes from Amazon deliveries to make a mountain of pom-poms.


  • Cardboard

  • Yarn

  • Scissors

How To:

The first step is to cut out the cardboard template for your pom pom. The size of the template will determine the size of the pom-pom.

Tip: Use thick and sturdy cardboard for your pom-pom maker. A flimsy cardboard will fold in on itself when wrapping the yarn.

Next, wrap, wrap, wrap, wrap, wrap, the yarn. I wanted a very full and fluffy pom-pom so I wrapped the yarn around the pom-pom maker several times.

Insert a piece of yarn through the middle of the cardboard pom-pom maker and tie it TIGHT around the middle. It is very important to make sure this is as tight as you can get it. This tie will hold your pom-pom together.

Slide the pom-pom off the cardboard pom-pom maker and tie another loop around the middle. The loops should be cut through the middle of the loops. Once the loops are cut it is time to fluff and trim the pom-pom. Shape the pom-pom by trimming the yarn to make a nice even ball.

I wanted to use the pom-poms as a garland to decorate the valance in my daughter’s room. Once I finalized the placement of the pom-poms I tied them to the string and added a dot of glue to hold them in place.

These DIY pom poms are so quick and easy to make. They take very little attention which means you can make TONS while binge-watching Netflix.

I did eventually get the pom-pom makers from Amazon and I was happy with the results. The pom-poms made with the pom pom maker were slightly denser but the difference isn’t that great.

I was very happy with the results and now I’m looking for more places I can put a DIY Pom-Pom.

Paige loves playing with the pom-poms. She has a blast every time I pull the bag of pom-poms out and pour them over her.

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