I am all about a pom pom.

I think they make everything cuter.

Like pillows.

And throws.

And parties.

And my life.

Pom poms are round and cute and full of energy and they look like a party just waiting to happen.

There’s a chalkboard in the kitchen that I made from a vintage pool cue case.  Every time I walk by it, I think to myself, “it would be so much cuter with pom poms.”  “A garland,” I thought.  “That’s what it needs.”  A little winter coat to keep it warm.  So I made this fuzzy snowball pom pom garland for it.

And in the process?

I FOUND THE BEST YARN EVER FOR POM POMS.

Here it is.

I got the yarn at Walmart.

It was only $4.97 and this skein made two pom pom strands.

Here’s a close-up of it.

It’s thicker and fuzzier than regular yarn and has the softest texture.

Because it’s so thick, you have to use less yarn to get fuller pom poms and you can make more pom poms from one skein.

And yet?  It’s so strong.  When I went to tie off the pom poms, it cinched more tightly than regular yarn.

Here’s the finished pom pom.

Doesn’t it look just like a snowball?

The yarn has a slight curl to it that pulls in the yarn a little more tightly and gives it so much energy.

Here’s a quick pom pom refresher tutorial.

1. Start by wrapping the yarn around the white cardboard rectangle.

I wrapped it 40 times (other yarns I wrap it 45-50 times).

The more you wrap it, the thicker your pom pom will be.

When you are finished wrapping, your card should look like this.

Super almost-pom pommy.

2. Gently slide it off the card and cut another piece of yarn approximately 10″ long.

Place your wrapped yarn on the 10″ piece of yarn.

3. Tie the 10-inch piece of yarn around the center of your wrapped yarn.

Like this.

Tie it tightly and then tie it again.

We don’t want your pom pom getting loose.

4. Then simply clip the loops of your pom pom with scissors.

Fluff the pom pom and trim it until you have something that resembles a round pom pom.

This is the fun part.

Be careful not to give it too much of a hair cut or your pom pom will simply be a small pom instead.

Repeat the steps until you have 14 pom poms (that’s how many the skein made).

Measure the pom poms next to each other to keep them all about the same size.

6. Cut a strand 36″ long.

Tie a pom pom onto the end of the strand of yarn.

Measure 6″.

Place the next pom pom on the yarn and securely tie the pom pom onto the strand.

Trim the ends of the yarn to match the rest of the yarn in the pom pom.

Keep tying on pom poms until you have the length of garland that you need.

Then?

Decorate your chalkboard.

And add a reminder for today and all the days yet to come.

Today I will look for the extraordinary.

Today my glass will be half-full.

Today I will so busy being positive that I will forget all about the negative.

It just won’t be able to compete.

Today?

I will choose joy.

PS  Here’s an image you can pin if you want to save this project for later.

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PPPS  Have a day as amazing as you are.

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Comments

  1. Image for Carol Carol

    I used the same yarn when I made my pom pom wreath a few years ago, except mine said baby blanket. :). I love this garland, my sweet friend!

  2. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Sister, you know I love a pom pom. I just got a skein of that yarn, and it is glorious for $4.97! Happy Wednesday. We will coffee it up soon. Lisa

  3. Image for Rachel Going Rachel Going

    Yes!!! As a matter of fact. Your pom pom does look exactly like a snow ball!!! You make me want to drive my black denali right thru this polar vortex to our local walmart to purchase some of that pom pommy yarn... and vanilla...I need vanilla also! That garland was super adorable though!!

      1. Image for Cheryl Cheryl

        Awesome! Who would have ever thought it was a pool cue stand! Love that you can just add a piece of wood and paint it with chalk board paint! Cleaver! Thank you!

  4. Image for Loryl Loryl

    I’ve used that yarn before for projects at school. It’s the best! 💕 your garland. Great project for today its -23 here🥶

  5. Image for Carrie Carrie

    From cold and snowy Pittsburgh, the last thing you’d think I’d want to make are snowballs.....but those are magically beautiful snowballs and I want them! Coziest Pom-poms ever! :)

  6. Image for Kate B Kate B

    I love you Karianne! You are my favorite blogger. You are always so positive. Are you really in this good of a mood everyday, or is it just mind over matter? Teach me your ways :D

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Kate, LOL! I am generally happy. But I get excited when the diet coke is the perfect mix! It doesn't take much to make me smile. :) Thanks for your sweet encouragement! Happy day! karianne

  7. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    I think it’s chenille yarn. Super soft and cozy ! My Mom made my youngest daughter’s baby blanket out of chenille yarn. That was almost 19 yrs ago 🥰time flies!!! Have a joyful day 💜

  8. Image for Shirley Shirley

    I love your garland. I have a plastic Pom Pom maker I got free in a magazine. It’s good fun but the resulting Pom poms are quite small. You are the Pom Pom queen- I loved the grey cushion you decorated with Pom poms some time ago.

  9. Image for Kim Kim

    ADORABLE! Love your pom pom garland! So enjoy your pots! Just want you to know how much joy you bring to my day! 😊🐾

  10. Image for Pam Clark Pam Clark

    For years, I, too, made my pompoms on a piece of cardboard, or by wrapping the yarn around my fingers, but it took so much time to trim the finished shape and there was so much wasted yarn when I trimmed! So, this summer, I bought all 4 sizes of pompom maker frames from Joann fabrics and my world was rocked! Seriously, when you cut it off the frame, there are maybe 3 snips to be made and then you have the perfect ball shape. Do yourself a favor. You can thank me later! ♥️

  11. Image for MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)

    Such a cute craft, KariAnne! I am definitely going to get some yarn and make one -- or more! Again, thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us! You always post such great items for us to make and your instructions are so easy to follow!

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