Pom Pom garlands are popping up all over home decor magazines.  I love that they add a layer of whimsy to an otherwise ordinary space.

These are so easy to make especially with these pom-pom makers I found at Michaels.

All you need is some yarn and the pom pom maker.  (Heck really all you need is the yarn- a pom pom maker just makes it easier.  Go back and check out this video I did on I use a fork to make pom-poms.)

You simple open the pom pom maker and wind yarn around each of the little extensions.  Then close those, cut along the grove, and tie them up. Finally you just remove them from the maker.  EASY!

Since mine were going to be for my Valentine’s Day themed mantle (See part one with the buffalo plaid sign I made), I used pink and red and made about 5 of each color.

Once you have your pom poms made I use the extra string I used to tie the pom pom together and just tied them to the string.  You can totally sew a string through the middle as well.

I cannot wait to hang my pom pom garland up with my other Valentine’s Day crafts I am creating!

You can use the pom poms for hats, the corners of blankets or pillows, book marks, hair ties.

Imagine the possibilities all with a $2 ball of yarn!

Hang the garland along an old window or mirror.  Hang them up in front of a sign, tie them around a large glass vase, or along your mantle like I am going to do.

Can’t wait for the BIG mantle decor reveal!  You can check it out here.