My pom pom obsession continues. This time it’s on the tree.
So easy to make. So easy. I may have gotten distracted by a Harry Potter marathon (damn you Disney Family channel!) and before you know it…
So, I need to give credit on the inspiration here. Last summer, Jaderbomb made some awesome pom pom garland with black and white baker’s twine and I thought I WANT THAT. I WANT THAT BAD.
My tree has a lot of crap on it and black and white stripes have way of tying together color chaos. Thing was, I needed a heftier version to stand up to my Christmas tree. Something that wouldn’t get lost in the ornaments. For a while I thought about using alternating white/black beads or buttons….then I was walking down the dollar aisle at Michael’s when I spotted some striped straws. Perfect!
- Cut your straw pieces shorter than your needle. It’ll be easier to grab the needle when coming out the other end. Also, try to cut the straws with a super sharp scissors. Ragged edges make inserting the needles a pain in the butt.
- Your chain will grow longer faster if you use one pom pom between each length of straw, but it will be much funkier if you mix multiple pom poms. Put a purple pom next to a green — see what happens. I dare you!
- I used button thread here, but you could use dental floss as well. Just make it thick. I would not recommend just regular all-purpose thread, as it will become tangled in storage. Your call.
Thanks again to Jaderbomb for the original inspiration!
Also, anyone looking to make your own pom poms? Here is a super easy tutorial (and a great idea for a winter wreath!)