Thursday, December 4, 2014

DIY Anthro Inspired Snowball Garland

A few weeks ago, while I was aimlessly pinning away on Pinterest, I stumbled upon the most beautiful pompom snowball garland from Anthropologie.
It's been pretty well documented by now, that my love affair with garlands runs deep... So, for the next several days, I contemplated buying this lovely piece of holiday decor, but at $38, I just couldn't justify the purchase.
Then it occurred to me... I could totally make this!
So off I headed to the craft store to collect the necessary supplies. Much of what I needed, I already had on hand, but I got super lucky, when it turned out the yarn I was searching for was on sale for $4.99 this week (at Joann Fabrics)!

Yarn needle

Optional Supplies
Clover 3 and 3/8 inch pompom maker (this is not a necessity, there are several DIY pompom maker tutorials on the web, such as this one
US Size N crochet hook (also not necessary, you could just as easily string your pompoms on plain strand of yarn, or braid/twist 2-3 strands together.)

Create strand, in the length you desire (mine is about 6.5 feet in length), to string pompoms on.  For this I chained 120 using a size N crochet hook.  If you do not crochet, you can use one of the other mentioned methods.

Using your pom pom maker, create as many pompoms as you would like for your garland.  I made 9 and still had yarn left to spare.  You will want to give each pompom a "haircut" so to speak, and then using your fingers, rough up the yarn to give your pompoms a fuzzier appearance.

Once you are done making your pompoms, you will want to cut strands of yarn to hang your pompoms from.  I made mine about 6 inches or so in length.  Cut as many as you have pompoms.

Using your yarn needle, thread one strand of yarn per pompom through each pompom, and then through the strand of yarn in which your pompoms will hang from. You will want to space them out as evenly as possible along the strand.  Tie each 6 inch strand in a double knot, and pull, so that knots hide within your pompoms.  Trim ends if necessary.

Now hang your garland and admire your work... and the fact that you just saved yourself a lot of money by making something yourself!


  1. Thank you!!! When I saw it online, I loved it, and knew I just had to make one!

  2. This is so adorable!! I love garland, it looks so great on your mantel!

    1. Thank you Caitlyn, and thank you again for hosting! I'm so happy to find so many other fabulous bloggers!❤️

  3. This garland looks fantastic! I love the specks of gold!

  4. Love this! I'm a sucker for garland, too - I've never tried making any myself but you made this look too easy!

  5. Those poms are soooo cute! Such a great DIY! Stopping by from the linkuP!

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    1. Thank you Sarita, I'm such a sucker for pompoms! Thanks for stopping by!❤️


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