Friday, December 16, 2011

yarn pom pom garland tutorial {and lion brand giveaway!}

Recently our friend Kelly from According To Kelly and Lion Brand Yarn gave me the chance to get a little creative with yarn. As in make something with yarn without your crochet hooks! Yikes! It took a little thinking, but I came up with this fun yarn pom pom garland for my Christmas mantel using some of Lion Brand's most festive yarns (like the Silky Twist and Martha Stewart Crafts Lofty Wool Blend yarns) and and their Pom Pom Maker. I even got the boys to help! It came together quickly and I'm already planning a birthday pom pom garland. . .or how cute would it be to hang brightly-colored pom poms from the ceiling in a nursery? Of course I'll be using them on upcoming crochet patterns as well. Pom poms are great stash busters!

 

Check out the full tutorial here at According To Kelly, along with some other super fun non-knit, non-crochet yarn projects, then come back and enter our giveaway!
You could win all the supplies needed to make your own pom pom garland! Just leave us a comment by Wednesday, December 21st at 11:59pm PT. Now go check out the tutorial!
Good luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway by Lion Brand Yarn. The ideas, opinions, and how-to instructions are all my own, however I am a loyal Lion Brand yarn customer!

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150 Responses to “yarn pom pom garland tutorial {and lion brand giveaway!}”

Rachael said...

Loving those pom poms! I would love to make some.

Watashi no Uchi said...

Those are so cute!! I am definitely going to have to try this out. I hope I am posting in the right place for the giveaway!!

Ethan Mashimo said...

i would love the pom pom maker. Mandy- hope all is going well! miss you tons! tina

Before the Sun Goes Down said...

You have no idea how much I'd love this package! That pompom garland would be so fun to try out. Not to mention the pompom maker! :) And, of course, the yarn! One look at my blog and you'll see I'm a total yarn junkie :)
Thanks!
Grace Ann
WouldYouLikeYarnWithThat.blogspot.com

MommaWard said...

I love Lion Brand! Please send me some new yarn!
themrsward at yahoo dot com

Trouble said...

These are cool and I may have to look in the overflowing wool boxes I have.....

Luv Jane XX

Little Ella Lu said...

how fun!

Stampin' Lizbess said...

beautiful! I love how the different textures of yarn make the pom-poms have different looks!

Jamie said...

Would love to win!

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

So pretty! When I read the title I was pucturing kindergarten crafts, but you pulled off Martha Stewart instead :)

In Black and White said...

I haven't made pom-poms for ages! I used to do it a lot when I was a teenager, maybe I need to resurrect that particular skill, they look so pretty and festiva.

Marlene said...

Oh my GOSH! Do you know how many pieces of cardboard I have cut to make Pom poms and now I see that totally awesome winder! I want one! If I don't win, I will need to know where to buy it!

Vicky said...

I love pom poms! So easy and fun.

Emily and Dallas said...

So cute! Love the idea of hanging them in a baby's room!

Monsters33 said...

I love Pom Poms! They make my kids so excited when they see them. I can only imagine them dragging a pom pom garland around the house!

mommy.2kidsnc (at) yahoo (dot) com

Bonnie said...

LOVE this !! would love to win the stuff to make it! :0

Shirley said...

The pom pom tree looks so much easier than threading the yarn through a circular pom pom maker. Love the garland!

ProudOCMama said...

I love love love the way the garland looks hanging in the window! Just screams "fun"!

Ang-e said...

I've got pom pom fever! Can't wait to try it out!

Melinda said...

How cute and fun to make! Thanks for the chance!

wilcoxdesigns said...

What a great use for leftover yarn.

Nancy Markosky said...

Very cute- I think I'll make some little ones to hang on my tree.

kcernick said...

so cute! would love to win! :)

Sewing 1x1 said...

I haven't seen the Silky Twist yarn before. The pompom garland is very cute!

Eric Jorgensen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents and ideas.

Pixie Camembert said...

What FUN it would be to win this! I love Lion Brand yarns and use them all the time for crafts and knitting. I especially like that they have branched out into some "natural" yarns, not just acrylic and cotton...yippeee!

Nicole ~ The Diva said...

This would be a perfect addition to my holiday decor!

nicole c burris

coco_ceboo(@)yahoo.com

Nerissa said...

Oh wow! What a fantastic idea!

Anita said...

Very cute idea!

Sweet Louise said...

I love your blog, and I love pom poms! I can see these garlands all over my house...for the holidays, birthdays, any fun celebration!
Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas you share. I'm keeping my fingers crossed to win the pom pom set! :)

Gherkin said...

All of a sudden I feel the NEED for pom-poms in my life!

Jill Ann said...

99% of the yarn I use is Lion Brand. Love it!

Janet said...

oops. Commented under my husband's identity . . . maybe he'll help me make pom-poms if I win!?!:)

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I love Lion Brand yarns...and I would LOVE a pom pom maker! Your garland looks great!

mamatamera said...

Pom Pom maker? You mean I wouldn't have to cut a piece of cardboard for each size I need every time I want to do something with pom poms?! How fun is that! The garland is very cute too. My 10 year old is always knitting, I'd have to call the yarn as "mine."

Kathy said...

What a great idea! Pom poms are so fun! Thanks!

SewLindaAnn said...

I love Pom Poms!! so soft and fun, just a bunch of different colors and sizes and textures in a bowl would be great.

Nancy's Couture said...

The pom poms are sooo cute. I could see them on the tree or used to make a DIY Angry birds game

Lisa & Shane said...

LOVE IT! What an easy way to add tons of flair! Can't wait to do it for my daugther.

marie said...

Love this pom-poms and I would really love to try andmake my very own...thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy said...

I would love this. My stash needs some busting and I bet I could get my boys to help. And the dog would love one too, LOL

Teresa Lane said...

Great idea...have made pom poms before, but never thought of garlands...some for the tree...

chels said...

What a great idea! It looks good, too!

~Lindsey said...

Have been wondering how to make one of these....thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

love those poms!

Raejean said...

The pom pom garland is adorable. Great tutorial!

Emily said...

i love these pompoms!!! So fun! :) I would love to make a garland like that!

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

Very cute! Looks warm and festive!
Lindsay

mudnessa said...

I love them. Would love to make some for myself.

Becca said...

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing ;)

Julia said...

How fun! Great tutorial.

jessleigh said...

these are just what i am looking to make! :)

Shauna said...

Well if that isn't just the cutest thing ever, I don't know what is! Pick me! I need to be more crafty.

TLPR said...

I love these pom poms. I'm going to try it with a rectangle, mine using a ring take forever and never seem to turn out as well as I'd like.

JillybeansMommy said...

Love it! And love the colors!

barneyn said...

Woo I love pom poms!


nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

Kathie M. said...

I love poms and would love to be able to make some for my nursery...we are just starting to put it together for our twins...I am 9 weeks and super excited to get started! These would be so cute!!

Missy said...

This is an awesome idea! I have a ton of yarn just laying around waiting to be turned into something fun. Time to dig up some holiday colors!

shinypigeon said...

I love a garland with a difference! Perfection on a mantle or popped on top of pressies!

www.shinypigeon.wordpress.com

Ellen said...

I need more mantels in my house for all these ideas! I'm adding pompoms to my to do list.

Mhairi said...

I love this. How cute is a pom pom garland. In all different colours and sizes. I love this. I would love to win this giveaway but I love the idea so much so thanks for sharing.

Trina said...

What a great idea on the pom pom maker. I like the way the lion brand yarn made them so fluffy, without looking weird.

STEPHEN said...

pom poms are a great starting craft for children

Deanne said...

That pom pom maker looks much easier than the cardboard I have been using to make pom poms (and I still have one to make before Christmas).

Rebecca said...

My sister taught my daughter how to make those pom poms over Thanksgiving holidays and they are adorable!! She is 11 and they are popping up all over the house! She'd love this!! Thanks for sharing!

lorene said...

what a cool give away!!!! that would be so fun to make with my grand kiddos!

thanks

Lorene

JanaLee said...

How fun!!

Elo said...

What a great idea! I would love to win this.

Bellen said...

What a great way to use up the stash.
I'd love to win - I'm a yarn aficionado :) Thanks for the chance.

Kerry said...

This is such an easy and fun craft! Must do this :-)

Colleen said...

Oh, love them pom poms and sure would like to make some so hope I win.
They would be darling on gift packages, not just for Christmas but birthdays, etc.
Thank You
ColleenB.

Gayle215 said...

I am loving those pom poms. These would make really cute garlands. I might even make some to match my favorite football team!

Otter Creek Used Books said...

all i can say is WOW. I happened upon your site and found it to be so inspiring. but pom poms! they have become cute again! yea! so simple. so creative. so...cute!

sarah said...

love this! Lion brand yarn is the best to work with and i just love their selection!

Linda Q said...

Wow Texture, Color, Fuzzy Fun.. what else could a crafter want to work on??? Love this everything in a neat little softie package.. thank you for sharing.. would love to try it..

annemarie said...

What fun this would be to win - thanks for the chance!!

nicole said...

love the garland!
ni.chern at gmail dot com

Denise said...

Would love to try my hand at this!
Thanks for the giveaway!

stonemedic76@hotmail.com

Tara said...

Sweet! Love how easy that is!! What a neat idea for a garland to use up all those bits and balls of odd yarn!

Kandis said...

Oh my! CUTE! I love the colors!

Trisha said...

So adorable!

Loonstruck said...

Those pom poms are adorable! But I've just discovered crocheting. I would probably use it for that!

Flo said...

I need more pom poms in my life! I do not have nearly enough! I have a strange wish to cover my dog, cat, child, and husband in them.

Julie M. said...

Very pretty pom poms -- Great colors.

tulipgirl said...

Love, Love, Love it!

Yarnball said...

Very Cute!! Love LionBrand yarn and their website.

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

We used to make pom poms by wrapping the yarn around cardboard. This looks so much easier. Love all the yarn colors!

dana michell said...

Yes indeed! i NEED, aka MUST HAVE, that Pom Pom maker tool. So much easier than wrapping on your hand!

Stephanie said...

I want to make these!

mrsmom said...

This project took me back to my childhood. I had forgotten all about it!

Lee said...

I would love to make some poms! thanks for the giveaway.

luv2laugh2089 said...

Oh I can't wait to make these! I don't have anything to make these with yet so I hope I can win the giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

Lola said...

This looks like so much fun. Way better than using your fingers to make pom poms.

Holly said...

I love your pom poms!! I didn't even know there was such a thing as a pom pom maker :) I am so excited and hope I win it!

lindag1947 said...

love the pom pom maker. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Leslie said...

I needs some Lions Yarn Pom poms to make my house look more festive..thanks for the giveaway a Little Birdie told me about it

shari said...

What a cute project - love those pom poms!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Nanci said...

Cute idea. My only experience with making pom poms was when i dressed as a cheerleader as a child for halloween and my mother made them for my shoes. Would love to win.
Thanks

Melissa said...

OMG those are so incredibly cute!!! I would love to win this as that would help with the learning process, but either way this is something i will have to try and soon!

Shannon said...

Amazing blog! I'm a new fan! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful secrets and tips. Super cute stuff!

Beth said...

What a great idea to use for holiday decor. Wonder what a tree covered in pom poms would look like? Hmmmmmmmm

ACE said...

I love the no-knit idea to use yarn!! This would certainly be a fun package to get!!

Frances said...

How fun it would be to win this! I love Lion Brand yarns and use them all the time for crafting. Thanks for the chance to win hugs,Frances.

Melissa said...

Oooh, how fun! Perfect for the holidays.

Mairin said...

writing a comment so that I'm entered into the contest! - Mairin

CrizzyJ said...

So cute! I love the colors too. Thanks so much for having the giveaway and good luck everyone!

Kristin said...

Very cute! Love so much I pinned to my garland board!

Lisle said...

So much fun! I love the look of the different yarns!

Jacqui said...

LOVE Lion Brand!! Can't wait to try those pom poms!

annemarie said...

Oh do I need this - have never been able to make a decent pom pom.

Pansker said...

Fingers crossed! I want to pom-pom! Yes, that is a verb ;)

Anita said...

it's cute.. I love pom-pom.. :D
anitadwiindriyani[at]gmail[dot]com

marie said...

Love the pom poms. Thanks forthe chance to win.
Marie

Dawn said...

LOVE THESE POM POMS. I NEED THAT THING. THANKS FOR SHARING.

Kim said...

Love these! So cute and creative. I love the textures from the yarn too!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I'm a teeny bit jealous ... I was hoping Lion Brand might want me to be their spokesperson for the new Martha line. :) I love this giveaway ... that's the neatest pom pom maker I've seen.

Michelle Evans said...

so fun! i remember doing this with my grandma when i was little. i so want to make some with my kiddos!
mcevans24 at gmail dot com

Kerri said...

Love the cute Pom Poms...Love the Pom Pom maker what a fun way to get my girls involved in making the pom poms! Thanks for all your fun ideas!

Casey said...

Would LOVE to win the pom pom maker!!! :)

cmjhawaii said...

Looks so simple. It's a different way to make pom poms than I was taught.
flowerpower0097 at live dot com

Michelle said...

Those are not your grandmother's pom poms! I really love those... I would love the pom pom maker to use with my girls!

Michaela (aka Mama Michie) said...

Pom poms are so much fun! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Yvonne said...

This would be so much fun to make. I love Lion Brand!

Toni said...

I bought some yarn this weekend and I am going to try it out, but would LOVE to win this giveaway!

Sangeetha said...

that's fun - this would be awesome for kids to do as well

JamieG said...

pick me! pick me! that yarn looks so fun

Kelley Close said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I could definitely put some yarn to use.

Joanna said...

Pick me! Pick me! Love the garland!!

Teresa said...

If I win, my daughter will have a pom-pom themed birthday party this spring!

folksmith said...

I love those pom poms. What a wonderful present to win.

Sarah said...

Yay! I taught a bunch of little girls how to make Pompoms recently. We love em. Im also a huge huge fan of LB yarn. Its.my.fave!!

Stacy said...

Those pom poms are the sweetest thing ever! What a great giveaway!

Julie said...

This is great....might have to borrow this idea for teacher's gifts!

Thanks so much!
Julie

Dana Marie said...

Those pom poms are so fun! I would love to win this prize!

Jessica said...

Pick me!

La Llorona said...

essitacArgh, I'm sick of using my flimsy and unstable pasta drying rack to make Pom Poms - please pick me.

Pink Posts said...

That is a really fun and cool idea!

Katrina said...

That is so cute!!!

Debbie said...

I just found your site and already I'm so inspired. Hopefully can find some time over the holidays to check it all out. Thanks for sharing

Jmeyer1 AT woh DOT rr DOT com

Laura said...

Those are possibly one of the coolest things I have ever seen. That would be so much fun to have! inkomite at gmail.com

Jenny said...

I've always wondered how a pom pom maker works--now I know! :)

AllysonS said...

Those pom poms are so cute! I am so glad I saw your post. I better get busy making them- I probably won't get around to it til next year! I hope I win!!!

Muireann said...

This is great! I love Lion Brand, and the pom poms are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!

bryansgyrl said...

I love these pom poms! I've seen them done with other yarn and these just look so elegant!

MyEyesSeeThem said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy that I came upon your site. You have relieved so much stress from me this holiday season. I would love to win this outfit of pom pom making tools. thank you so much for offering it.

mfrapp83 said...

Would love some yarn from Lion Brand! Loved the pom pom tutorial! These are definitely going on some gifts. mfrapp_83 (at) yahoo (dot) com

sherdyl said...

fun craft and I **love** your mantel!

Janet L. said...

Such a great garland of fluff! I'm already thinking how cute this would look for Valentine's Day or Easter! The possibilities are endless!

Kristin Smith said...

Such a cute idea...Didn't realize pom poms were so easy to make! Would love to have all the supplies.

Googlegirl said...

I [heart] hearts of pom! Look forward to rolling into the New Year with these beauties and my very own pom pom maker :-)

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