Make This: Bright, Boho Garland

Whimsical felt balls and mini pom poms come together in this easy, all-season garland.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1 hour or less

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1 hour or less
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

A DIY garland is an easy way to add a touch of whimsy to your space, no matter the season. We used multi-colored pom poms and felt balls for our 60 in. / 132 cm. version, but don’t be afraid to adapt the instructions below to make a garland in the size and color of your choice. This project is great for decorating birthday parties, bridal showers – even dorms or office spaces. Get creative!

You will need

 

Step 1: Cut the embroidery thread

Cut 60 in. / 132 cm. (or desired length) of gold embroidery thread. Set aside.
 

Step 2: Choose a pattern

Organize felt balls and pom poms (if using) into piles according to color. Next, play with your materials, arranging in varying patterns until you find an arrangement you like. Once you’ve found your desired pattern, keep everything lined up.
 

Step 3: Begin threading

Thread needle, leaving a 1-2 in. / 2-3 cm. tail of the gold thread. Use your needle to poke through the center of the first felt ball or pom pom in your arrangement. You’ll want to go directly through the center, so the felt ball or pom pom hangs evenly on the string. Tip: If you mess up, don’t worry – simply unstring and start again. Pom poms and felt balls are very forgiving supplies!
 

Step 4: Keep threading

Continue threading your felt balls or pom poms onto the string in the order of your pattern. Don’t worry about spacing yet – we’ll get to that in the next step.
 

Step 5: Start spacing

Once all the felt balls and pom poms are on your string, space them out evenly as desired.
 

Step 6: Finish the ends

Tie loops on both ends, to make hanging a breeze. Skip this step if you prefer to hang using washi tape. Done!

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