Giant Pom-Pom Garland

Giant Pom-Pom Garland abeautifulmess.comWhile I am not a big fan of the winter cold, there are a few things that I like about the chilly weather: boots, cute coats, and pom-pom hats. There’s something about pom-poms that are just too whimsical to pass up. Add to that the fact that making almost any object either tiny or giant suddenly makes it inexplicably adorable, and it seemed a giant pom-pom garland was the perfect way to show a little holiday spirit. Here’s what you’ll need to make one:

Giant Pom-Pom Garland Supplies:
-thin white yarn
-thick white yarn (I used two different kinds for variety)
-a yarn needle
-piece of cardboard
-X-Acto knife
-bells in small and large sizes

1. Use an X-Acto knife to cut two circles out of cardboard that are about 6 inches wide with a 2 inch hole in the middle. 2. Place your cardboard donut shapes on top of each other and wind your thick yarn through and around the donuts until all the cardboard is covered. 3. Since we want an extra fluffy pom-pom, wind around the donuts a second time until you reach your beginning point again. 4. Once you’re finished winding, stick your scissors through the yarn and get the blade between your two cardboard donuts. Cut between the donuts all the way around. 5. Cut a piece of thin yarn to tie around the middle of the pom-pom. Place the yarn between the two cardboard layers and tie a knot around the middle tightly. 6. Once your middle is secure, carefully cut out the cardboard donuts and fluff the pom-pom. Use scissors to trim any pieces that are sticking out further than the rest, and use your yarn needle to string your pom-poms and bells onto some thin yarn.

Giant Pom-Pom Garland Giant Pom-Pom Garland Giant Pom-Pom Garland Giant Pom-Pom Garland The pom-poms add a bit of fluffy personality to our decor and I love that you can easily move the garland around to different spots in the house or display them in a big bowl with other ornaments (although, every time I move them, I forget how loud the giant bells are!). Oh well, it’s Christmas, so I guess I’ll let them jingle all the way! xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Janae Hardy 

  • Thank you so much for the inspiration! I’ve just finished a post on this garland, I love it so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Check it out it you’d like @

  • I loved this tutorial! I’ve linked back to you on my ‘festive inspiration’ post 🙂

  • Hi, I was wondering what kind of thick yarn you used. I’ve looked everywhere but couldn’t find any yarn that has the similar thickness. Thanks

  • This is a lovely classy Christmas decor idea, the think wool looks lovely in a pom pom! Plus it will fit in a small home 🙂 Perfect really! Thanks Laura x

  • Hi Laura!! The color of your wall is absolutely perfect! I’m looking for something like that color 🙂 Do you mind sharing what paint color you used?? Please & thank you!!

  • Amazing idea, this looks so stylish and chic. I absolutely need to try this.

    Lydia X

  • I couldn’t find bells anywhere here in the UK, but I’ve snapped up some cosy wool and will craft this tomorrow as i curl up watching Once Upon A Time season two! Will use gold or silver baubles as a substitute. Great project Laura!

  • I like that you used the thick, fluffy yarn. It gives the snowballs more substance. I’ll have to remember that!

  • Hi Jori!
    I’m not sure of the brand, but went to a few stores and just chose the thickest yarn they had 🙂


  • I love pom poms, this DIY is so cute cant wait to make some to go with my Christmas decor this year.


  • Oh how gorg! But where can I get those large jingle bells?

  • I have been decorating all over with pom poms this year. They are so fun to make and look so great!

  • I’ve been a little obsessed with pom-poms this holiday season, and am so happy and thankful you posted this DIY!

  • Love it!!! I’m working on a pom pom garland with felted balls and pinecones mixed in. But I kind of want to make some giant poms just for fun now! I agree, anything is instantly cuter in miniature or giant size!

  • Those are adorable! And not to mention that a really nice Wurlitzer piano too =)

  • Oh! I love the bells! This screams christmas & cozyness & snowy landscapes and.. ah.

  • i love these!! so cute, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • This is such a cute idea! I am having a crafternoon tomorrow with some girlfriends, may have to try this.

  • this project looks great and easy and i want to try it but maannnnn the styling on this shoot is GORGEOUS.

  • This is so cute! I used to love making pom poms, but I haven’t done it in years. What better time to start again?
    Love Vicky

  • Awesome garland! For some reason every time I do pom poms, they are way too lopsided. 🙁

  • This is just beautiful! I have to make one… loving the shots with the organ as well – so fab!. Tina

  • I too am a sucker for a good pom pom. Never thought to incorporate in my christmas decor. Thanks for the idea.

  • I recently learned how to make pom poms in order to teach my primary kids, and it is the most addictive, relaxing thing ever! I love the idea of mixing baubles in with them though: genius! xx

  • Great decorations! I must do this on our christmas tree! 🙂

  • I love the pom-pom garland you made and the way you styled that first shot. Very nice indeed!

  • These large white pom-poms are wonderful! Really like the type of wool you’ve used!! xo

  • Oh, I absolutely love this!! I love how puffy these pom poms are 🙂

  • Love this trick!

  • You’re amazing girls!! It’ gorgeous!!beautiful really, perfect for christmas!..great!
    Xoxo vale

  • How fun! They look like giant snowballs! The garland looks adorable.


  • Don’t know why, but I adore making pom-poms. It always relaxes me 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

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