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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

pom pom garland

I made this simple decoration for our front entry, and I really enjoy how it's brightened up the space.  I've been seeing a lot of pom pom garlands making their way around Pinterest, and I read somewhere (I wish I could remember where!!) that you could make your own by threading pom poms onto embroidery floss.  I bought the cheapest pom poms I could find on Amazon (about $4 for a package of 500 mini pom poms) and decided to give it a try. 

Using a yarn needle, I threaded hot pink embroidery floss through my favorite colored pom poms spacing them at random intervals.  A few of the larger pom poms fell apart when I did this and some of the smaller ones were too tight to get a needle through (like I said, cheapest I could find), but for the most part it was really easy to string them.  I did this strand while watching a movie Friday night and only poked myself with the needle a couple of times.  I had enough pom poms left over to make a second strand that was longer for our kitchen window.  All told, this project cost me about $4.50 if you include the ornaments, and it was well worth it for the color and sparkle it adds to our entryway. 

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