This is a DIY that I made and photographed absolutely ages ago but never actually got around to posting on here. It's probably one of my favourite, and definitely one of my most elaborate projects, to date. I made it around the time I discovered you could make pom poms with a fork and came about after I found some command hooks. Renting in a flat is always a bit of an issue when it comes to decorating, but with these little stick on hooks (which promise not to pull paint off when you remove them) you can hang whatever you want, wherever you want. Perfect for filling up those bare walls whilst keeping them nail free and perfect for filling the space above my bed with a DIY project!
I have to admit that I had a couple of disasters with this project along the way; the first involved dropping the finished thing so that it became a huge tangled mess which needed completely rethreading, and the second involved a wonderful friend of mine trying to help me untangle it before accidentally dipping it in her cup of tea (it was hilarious!). So I really feel like I've been through it with this project and feel even more pleased than normal that I managed to complete it!
1. Cut off approximately 35 inches of cotton from the bobbin.
2. On the cotton, mark 2.5 inches in, and then every 5 inches until you reach 32.5 inches.
3. Tie a knot where the first mark is, several times and in the same place.
4. Thread your cotton through a needle at the other end and secure it with a single knot.
5. Push your needle through a pom pom.
6. Pull the pom pom down the thread until it is near the knot.
7. Add a dab of super glue to the knot.
8. Pull the pom pom all the way down against the knot.
9. Repeat steps 3-8 until you have a total of 7 pom poms on your cotton at 5 inch intervals.
10. Repeat this process until you have 7 garlands, each with 7 pom poms on. Cut off any excess thread below the first pom pom.
11. Take a pole or bamboo cane and carefully trim it to approximately 35 inches in length.
12. On the pole, mark 2.5 inches in, and then every 5 inches until you reach 32.5 inches.
13. On each mark, create a small groove to hold the thread in place.
14. Paint or spray paint the pole if necessary.
15. Tie each garland to the pole on each of the grooves.
16. Tie a length of wool to each end of the pole and hang.
I'm so pleased I persisted with this project. At one point, I really was ready to throw it all in the bin. But it's finished and I love it. I'm really impressed with those hooks as well (you'd think I was being paid to say this haha!) but a few months later and it's still hanging. Fingers crossed they come off as easily as they promise...!
As always I love to hear what you think so please do leave a comment below!