I don’t know about you, but I am in love with the felt garlands i am seeing everywhere!
I see the garlands in a variety of combinations – some are simple garlands made only of felt balls, while others have pom poms, and then there are the ones with an extra little have a little “pizzazzzzz” added in.
The garlands are actually rather expensive for what you are getting, so I decided to DIY my own and I AM IN LOVE!
If you have a Cricut machine, this project will come together in less than an hour!
Make any length of garland and use your imagination on the combinations of pom poms, wool balls and felt cut outs.
Pom Pom Garland | Project Supply List
- Pom Poms and/or Wool balls- Make or purchase pom poms or wool balls in a variety of sizes and colors.
- Baker’s Twine – I have found so many uses for this roll of black & white stripe baker’s twine from Michaels
- Felt Sheets
- Large Needle – make sure the eye is big enough for the baker’s twine to get through. An upholstery needle or doll making needle will work
- Cricut Maker with Rotary Blade
Pom Pom Garland | Three Easy Steps
Step 1: Cut Felt into shapes
Start by cutting the felt shapes of your choice. For my garland I chose simple stars.
Stars are a pre-loaded shape in Cricut Design space and the shape is easy to cut from felt using the rotary blade attachment on a Cricut Maker.
I’ve done a full tutorial on YouTube that shows you the steps in Design Space for sizing a simple star shape for this project.
If you don’t have a Cricut and want to hand-cut the felt, that would be easy too!
Step 2: Choose Length of twine & Thread Needle
Honestly, this quite possible the most difficult step!
Once you have your needle threaded, start adding the shapes, pom poms and wool balls in a combination and pattern that is pleasing to you. Be sure to leave some room on the end to make a loop with your twine so you have a place to hang it.
Step 3: Finish & Decorate
Finish off your garland by making a loop on the other end. Adjust everything to make it evenly spaced.
Decorate and enjoy!