How I Made 3 DIY Winter Wonderland Garlands

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
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Made some holiday garland and my 3 year old even helped!


If you've been following me for a while, you may have seen my beaded chandelier from a few months back. Well these were the left over beads. So I decided to make a beaded garland with what was left over.

I used a doll needler and rope to string the beads. I didn't know exactly what I had left over and I was too lazy to count it all so I just winged it and did 4 or 5 small beads and then a large bead for the pattern.

I have seen this beaded garland all over the internet this year and they cost about $20! This one was free with left over material.

I strung up the garland on my tree.


Another very popular garland this holiday season is pom poms! Again didn't want to pay for one so I made one instead!

I didn't have a pom pom maker so I made a template out of a card board box and stenciled a large circle and small inner circle then cut it out with a razor blade. You will need 2 of these.

Then I used a left over ball of yarn (the joys of having a craft closet). There are videos all over youtube to watch to make pompoms but it is pretty east. Put a string in-between the 2 cardboard pieces and wrap the yarn over the circular part. Use the inner tread and tie it tight to hold the pompom together. Then cute along the circle!

And you get a fluffy pom pom!

I used the same string for all 3 garlands and tied the pom poms 10 inches apart then hung them on my entryway.


For the last garland, I just used small ornaments and the same twin. I measured 5 inches in between each ornament and tied them off!

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  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Dec 23, 2020

    Some really cute garlands. Love your ideas! You might want to review your post and make corrections; lots of spell check and autocorrect problems...don’t you just hate that?

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  • Lynne Lynne on Dec 23, 2020

    cute, and creative!! thanks for the ideas.

  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Dec 23, 2020

    goodness...are we having a spelling lesson here or instructions on making Pom Poms? I think they are adorable......Berta they are very nice! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL AND STAY SAFE FROM THE COVID!!!