If you want to add a little bit of Valentine’s decor to your home or office, but don’t want anything too extravagant or showy, this Valentine’s Day pom pom garland is exactly what you need. I’ve been wanting to make one for a while now and finally invited some friends over to make them with me. It was a blast and they turned out so cute! Here’s a quick, easy tutorial so you can make one too!

You can make these yarn pom poms in small, medium, or large. I will share a tutorial for each. The only difference between the sizes is how many fingers you wrap the yarn around and how many loops you make.

Supplies:

3 skeins of yarn (or however many colors you want)

sharp scissors (sharp is a must, if they are dull your yarn ball will not turn out)

darning needle

yarn or twine for stringing your pom poms

Large Pom Poms:

  1. Begin with 4 fingers outstretched, these are the fingers you will loop the yarn around
  2. Loop the yarn around the 4 fingers 200-250 times (the more loops you make, the thicker and fluffier your pom pom will be)
  3. Carefully slide the looped yarn off your fingers and lay it on a flat surface
  4. Tightly tie another piece of cut yarn (about 6-8 inches in length) around the center of looped yarn
  5. Cut all of the yarn loops (except the one strand tied around the center)
  6. Trim the pieces of yarn until you have a nice even ball (I cut off about an inch)
  7. Using a piece of twine or yarn the length of your desired garland and thread it onto a darning needle.
  8. Using the threaded darning needle, poke through the center of each pom pom to string them together. (I put 10 pom poms on my garland, beginning and ending with red)

Medium Pom Poms:

  1. Begin with 3 fingers outstretched, these are the fingers you will loop the yarn around
  2. Loop the yarn around the 3 fingers 170-200 times (the more loops you make, the thicker and fluffier your pom pom will be)
  3. Carefully slide the looped yarn off your fingers and lay it on a flat surface
  4. Tightly tie another piece of cut yarn (about 6-8 inches in length) around the center of looped yarn
  5. Cut all of the yarn loops (except the one strand tied around the center)
  6. Trim the pieces of yarn until you have a nice even ball (I cut off about an inch)
  7. Using a piece of twine or yarn the length of your desired garland and thread it onto a darning needle.
  8. Using the threaded darning needle, poke through the center of each pom pom to string them together. (I put 10 pom poms on my garland, beginning and ending with red)

Small Pom Poms:

  1. Begin with 2 fingers outstretched, these are the fingers you will loop the yarn around
  2. Loop the yarn around the 2 fingers 90-120 times (the more loops you make, the thicker and fluffier your pom pom will be)
  3. Carefully slide the looped yarn off your fingers and lay it on a flat surface
  4. Tightly tie another piece of cut yarn (about 6-8 inches in length) around the center of looped yarn
  5. Cut all of the yarn loops (except the one strand tied around the center)
  6. Trim the pieces of yarn until you have a nice even ball (I cut off about an inch)
  7. Using a piece of twine or yarn the length of your desired garland and thread it onto a darning needle
  8. Using the threaded darning needle, poke through the center of each pom pom to string them together (I put 10 pom poms on my garland, beginning and ending with red)

PICTURE TUTORIAL:

We had so much fun at our craft night making these! I made a couple large ones and one small one. One skein of yarn should make about 10 large pom poms, 12-15 medium, and too many small ones to count!

Here are some fun ideas of where to use your pom pom garlands!

Strung over a large sign!

Daintily placed among kitchen decor!

Add some valentine’s cheer to a bedside table!

Liven up your guest room bed!

We hope you have fun making these!