Hey friends! I have a really sweet little project to share with you today- my DIY Pom Pom branch! I actually shared this a few months ago at Practically Functional Blog, but I haven’t shared it here on my own blog yet. I am going to share a tutorial for how you can make your own pom poms, and how I hung them on my branch. But don’t limit yourself to a branch, the sky is the limit when it comes to pom poms! You can use them to add to pillows, blankets, make a baby mobile, or just place them in a pretty bowl, etc.
I am such a sucker for a good pom pom project, just look at the cute pom pom scarf that is hanging out to the left of my pom pom branch! I did not make this, but it is proof that I adore pom poms, and I get compliments every time I wear it! Another thing that I just love are tassel projects. I have yet to make my own tassels, but it is definitely on my list of things to do! If you are noticing that I have out Fall decor, you would be correct, because it was Fall when I originally photographed this project. But the actual project is for any time of the year!
I actually started making these pom poms during a road trip down to Atlanta last July to attend the Haven Conference. And then they sat there in the bag for a few months before I finished them. Even after the pom poms were finished it still too me a little while to decide how I wanted to use them, and I finally settled on my DIY pom pom branch. I ended up hanging it in the stairwell of our split level home, which also serves as our entryway. You can click here to read more about this entry, which has been a labor of love for me since moving into this home three years ago.
6. Tie that 12 inch piece of yarn you just pulled through in a beginning of a knot around the yarn you just wrapped.
11. To hang the pom poms from a branch like I did, just tie the yarn in a knot by wrapping it around once and making a knot (pull it tightly), then cut off the excess.
Just in case you were New to the blog, here are a couple more photos of my entry. I hate it when I can only see one tiny glimpse of a space instead of the whole thing! There have been so many DIY projects that I have completed to get this entry to the state it is in today. When we moved here, it was one of the first things I started to work on because an entry is a person’s very first impression of your home, and I wanted people to have a pleasant first impression. Split levels have never been my favorite, but I am doing the best with what I’ve got!
I chose a multi colored yarn for my pom poms that I found at Walmart. I think it looks really pretty with all of the other colors I have going on in my entry. They add a bit of texture and warmth to a space. These were so easy to make, I think I may be addicted now! I want to make some big pom poms for a fun project next! If you would like a full tutorial for how to make pom poms with pictures, please click here, I go into details with pictures in this post.
My pom poms were made using three fingers, so they are medium according to my tutorial above. And in case you didn’t notice this little tidbit in the tutorial above, you will need some very sharp scissors. I ended up having to buy a new pair because none of mine were sharp enough to cut the yarn when it came time to do the trimming. But once I had a sharp new pair, it went really easily!
Do you have champagne taste and a tiny budget like me? Love fashion, DIY, crafting, all things vintage and thrifty? Stick with me, I’ve got you covered!