a homemade christmas: christmas garlands three ways

Right now I have four garlands in my room. They seem to be my favorites. So, today I'm going to show you how to make three simple festive Christmas garlands.

Pom-pom garland
You will need:  Yarn, a pom-pom maker, needles, and scissors.
Step 1: Take both of the hooks from one side of the pom-pom maker and wrap yarn around them. The more layesr you do, the fuller the pom-pom. Put the hooks back and trim the yarn.

Step 2: Repeat step 1 on the other side.
Step 3: After both sides are covered, use your scissors to cut the yarn down the middle of both sides.

Step 4: Tie a piece of yarn, very tightly, in the middle of the pom-pom maker.
Step 5: Remove the pom-pom and trim any strings that are too long.
Step 6: Thread your needle with yarn, put it under the string you tied in the middle (in step 3). String all pom-poms on to the yarn. When finished, trim yarn. You're done!

Circle paper snowflake garland
You will need: Paper, a pencil, scissors, tape, string, and something round to trace (I used a CD).
Step 1: Trace a circle onto a sheet of paper and cut it out.

Step 2: Fold that circle in half. Then, fold that half in half.
Step 3: Cut shapes around the edges of the folded circle. Be careful not to cut all of the folds.
Step 4: Unfold the snowflake. Repeat steps 1-4 until you have the desired amount of snowflakes.
Step 5: Tape snowflakes onto the string. You're done!

Pinecone garland
You will need: A hot glue gun, scissors, string, and pinecones.
Step 1: Attach pinecones to string by putting a spot of hot glue on the top of the pinecone and gluing the string on. Hold the pinecone until the glue sets up. Continue to do this until you have the desired amount of pinecones on the garland.

Step 2: When finished, trim string. You're done!


  1. These are awesome! I love the little pinecones. I need to go out and find some and make a garland.

  2. ah, you are brilliant! and these are simply adorable + wonderful. i can't wait to try this out.

    xxx acacia

  3. I so need to try these. especially the little pine cones, actually just yesterday I came across a little box of them and was trying to think of what to do with them. so this is in perfect timing.

    p.s I simply adore the font you used in the first photo, can you tell me what it's name is? thanks dear!

    1. Hi Marcia!

      The font is called Clear Line. I downloaded it here:

  4. so cute!!!!!!

  5. I love this Haley! I def. have to try these garland ideas out sometime...maybe in the next few days... hopefully before Christmas:)