How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

Bring texture, shape and (bright!) color to your next party in a larger-than-life way with a giant pom-pom garland made from yarn.
How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

Bring texture, shape and color to your next event in a larger-than-life way with giant pom-pom garland made from yarn.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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Materials Needed:

skeins of thin yarn in different colors (you'll need 1 skein of yarn for every 4" diameter pom-pom)
scissors
thick white yarn, for hanging

Cut Cinching Strand

Use scissors to cut a strand of yarn approximately 10 inches in length. This strand will be used to properly size each skein.

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

Use scissors to cut a strand of yarn approximately 10 inches in length. This strand will be used to properly size each skein.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Cinch the Skein

Use this strand to cinch the center of the skein by pulling tight and knotting, creating the look of two equal halves. Once the ends of the yarn are cut, one half will become the solid ball and the other half will become the loose yarn strands that will create the pom-pom.

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

Use this strand to cinch the center of the skein by pulling it tight and knotting it, creating the look of two equal halves. Once the ends of the wound up yarn are cut, one half will become the solid ball and the other half will become the loose yarn strands that will create the pom-pom look.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Cut Ends

Once both ends of the skein are cut, the cinching strand will keep the skein intact while the yarn becomes loose and shaggy. Start cutting each end of the skein.

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

Once both ends of the skein are cut, the cinching strand will keep the skein intact while the yarn will become loose and shaggy. Use the scissors to cut each end of the skein.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Trim Pom-Pom

When the two ends of the skein are cut, the strands will appear random. For a more uniform look, trim the strands to size in a ball shape.

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

How to Make a Giant Pom-Pom Garland

When the two ends of the skein are cut, the strands will be random. For a more uniform look, trim the strands to size in a ball shape with scissors.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Create a Hanger

Cut a 10-inch strand of yarn in a contrasting color, then loop it through the top of the pom-pom, knot and secure. This will be used to tie the pom-pom in place when you create your garland. Repeat the above the steps to create as many pom-poms as you want for a festive party garland.

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