Who’s up for a fun Valentine’s Day garland DIY using pom-poms to create a heart?
Hey friends! Can you believe that Christmas time is already over and February is on its way? Time does go by fast and we’re rolling right into the new year!
I’ve been seeing cute DIY pom-poms everywhere so I wanted to create my own and use them in garland.
I had some super soft yarn, the kind they make baby blankets with, on hand. So I decided to figure out a way to make pom-poms into a heart perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Read on for my simple neutral Valentine’s Day garland DIY!
Supplies for Valentine’s Day Garland DIY
Just a few supplies are needed for this DIY.
Yarn, bamboo skewers, cardstock, and twine are really all you need!
You could fancy it up with some wood beads too but I think plain twine also looks nice.
Gives it a rustic vibe!
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- Jute Twine
- Bamboo skewers – picked up at Walmart for a buck!
- Yarn – also found at Walmart for about $7.50
- Wood beads (optional)
- Glue gun
Create Your Pom-Poms
First I cut two circles out of cardstock paper. You could also use cardboard, but I had cardstock on hand.
The diameter of my outer circle was 4 and 1/4 inches, and the diameter of my inner (cut out) circle was 1 inch.
As you can see in the picture, I put the two circles together and then started wrapping my yarn around them. I needed about 20 feet of yarn to make one pom-pom.
After you have the yarn wrapped all the way around the circle, then separate the strands and place your scissors in between the two pieces of cardstock.
Cut the yarn all the way around the circle.
Then, before removing the cardstock, take a small piece of string and place it in between the two pieces of cardstock to tie it together. Tighten the string connecting the middle of the pom-pom, and tie it.
I knotted it a few times to make sure it was tight. Remove the cardstock by gently pulling it off the pom-pom as shown.
Easy peasy! You can trim your yarn if there are any longer pieces so that it looks uniform.
You need three pom-poms for each heart.
Use Bamboo Skewers as a Base for Pom-Pom Heart
I took one bamboo skewer and cut it in half using wire cutters. A strong pair of scissors would work too!
Then I used my trusty glue gun to glue the two pieces together as shown below.
I also placed globs of glue on the ends of the skewers to keep the pom-pom from sliding off.
The glue on each horizontal piece was 1 and 3/4 inches from the middle. The glue on the vertical piece was about 2 and 3/4 inches from the middle.
I then shoved the three pom-poms on and arranged them. Next, I trimmed off the excess bamboo skewer so that it wouldn’t show.
Hang Your DIY Pom-Pom Heart Garland With Twine
To hang the heart garland, I did not do one continuous piece of jute twine.
It made the project simpler to hang, and also to string the beads, to use individual strands.
I knotted jute string around the middle of the heart where the glue connected the skewers.
Then I spaced them out on the fireplace as shown in the picture below.
You could use command strips to hang them, but I went the cheaper route and just used a bit of painter’s tape to secure it to the top of my mantel. 😉
It covered up nicely with my faux eucalyptus garland. (Quick tip – you can even take a marker and color the painter’s tape to match your fireplace so that it blends in!)
And that’s a wrap! I like how the white yarn pom-pom heart looks against my fireplace which is a darker stone.
One day I may convince my hubby to agree with lightening the fireplace up, still working on that though! So for now I just brighten it up with light-colored accents!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial for simple Valentine’s Day garland DIY! Check out this post for more neutral-inspired Valentine’s Day garland ideas using wood hearts and wood beads!
Any questions about the project, please post below!