Hello there!

Here at Pom Pom HQ (PPHQ for short) we have been enjoying pom poms on strings.  We have dubbed them pom pom garlands, here is a picture of one:

Pom Pom Garland Tutorial on the PPQ Blog!

If you have ever wondered how to better integrate pom poms into your life, a pom pom garland is one way. Decorate your walls, halls, hair, and trees! We made our first pom pom garlands for Unravel 2013, and they were a hit!

Unravel stand 2013

Pom Pom Garland Tutorial on the PPQ Blog!

Since then said garlands have mostly been adorning various items in our studio… we have been pom pom hogging! So now we bring you pom poms, poms for the pom people! If you want to make your very own pom pom garland…

Pom Pom Garland Tutorial on the PPQ Blog!

Pom Pom making kit: scissors, pom pom maker, yarn.

You will need:

– Yarn, we have used Jamieson’s Spindrift, which works very well, but of course most scrap yarn will do. Just avoid anything too silky.

– Bakers twine or string, or even some strong yarn!

– Scissors (we found small sharp scissors made pom making easier)

– Pom pom maker / cardboard

– Darning needle


We decided to make a rainbow garland, rainbows are nice.

Colours shown from top centre clockwise: Daffodil, Apple, Jade, Peacock, Aubretia, Raspberry, Sherbet, Poppy, and Pumpkin.


Pom pom rainbow pre pom

Pom Pom Garland Tutorial on the PPQ Blog!

Ta da!


Pom poms on their way

Pom poms on their way

Making pom poms is very quick and easy, we used a kit, but if you don’t have a pom pom making kit, you can use the cardboard circle method… here is a handy pom pom making guide:

Pom Pom Garland Tutorial on the PPQ Blog!

We made about 24 pom poms, 3 in each colour. Then, using a darning needle threaded with twine, we threaded the pom poms onto the string one by one. The result is something akin to pom pom bunting:

Pom Pom Garland Tutorial on the PPQ Blog!

Look! a pom pom garland!

Pom Pom Garland Tutorial on the PPQ Blog!

Summer party decoration perhaps?

We hope you enjoy your pom pom garlands! Pom on!

Pom Pom Garland Tutorial on the PPQ Blog!

Lydia demonstrates pom pom eyes!

xxx Pom Pom




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14 Responses to POM POM GARLAND

  1. julietgunn July 12, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    love the pom pom garland, such pretty pics! I just discovered your mag via onesheepishgirl, love it!


    • pompommag July 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

      Thanks so much Juliet, so glad you found us!

  2. Fiona July 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Just found out about you through One Sheepish Girl as well – Love love love!
    I’m yarn bombing this weekend and need to make stuff fast – I think I’ll be making lots of pom poms!

    • pompommag July 16, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Yeah, that’s great Fiona! You’ll have to share pics of your pom poms with us! :)

  3. Nicole December 16, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    I just brought some wool.. tired buying these for my niece but all sold out over Perth… so wish me luck :/

  4. Cami February 12, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    Hi, I am so glad that i found your website! I love your circle cardboard method pom pom tutorial! I was wondering how big the circle cardboard you use? I like the size of your pom pom! Excited to decorate my daughter’s room with pom poms soon!

    • pompommag February 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

      You can make them any size you like, but ours were probably about the size of a cup or mug’s bottom. You can always trim them down to whatever size you like!

    • Lydia Gluck February 18, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

      Hello Cami! The cardboard we used was around 5cm/2 inches in diameter, but remember you can always trim pom poms to make them smaller so it’s better to use cardboard that’s slightly bigger than the finished size you want. Hope that helps! :)

  5. Sara Davies June 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

    These look fantastic! Did you have to knot the twine or anything?

  6. Cindy Mason-Morris January 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. May I ask how do you stop the pom moms from moving on the twine?

    • Pom Pom Mag January 25, 2017 at 10:32 am #

      You should find that the pom poms stay! If not you could knot the twine after you have strung on a pom pom to keep it in place.


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