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Here are a few easy steps to make your very own pom pom garland!
Step One: Wrap yarn around fork and cut yarn. The amount of times you do this will depend on (1) the thickness of your yarn and (2) how big you want your pom pom to be. With this particular yarn, I wrapped it around the fork 35-40 times. With a different yarn (which is pictured below), I wrapped it around the fork about 60-65 times for the same size.
Step Two: cut a piece of string about 8in in length and fold in half.
Step Three: Pull folded string through the two middle prongs.
Step Four: Wrap string around so both ends are on one side of the fork. Tie the string once to hold yarn together, then remove fork and tie once more to make a secure knot.
Step Five: Tie the string once to hold yarn together, then remove fork and tie once more to make a secure knot.
Step Six: Using scissors, cut looped yarn on one side of the knot so it becomes frayed.
Step Seven: Cut looped yarn on the other side of the knot.
Step Eight: Trim your pom pom into a nice ball
Step Nine: Repeat steps 1- 8 until you have reached the desired amount of pom poms. (I made 48 of each kind)
Step Ten: Using needle and yarn, string poms in alternating colors. You can have them right next to one another, like so...
Or you can leave an inch or two between each one.
Step Eleven: Put it on the tree :]
Even though this is time consuming, it doesn't take much thought once you get the hang of it. I often made the poms while watching TV or a movie with the hubby.