I am all about a pom pom.
I think they make everything cuter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.