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Spring Garland


Each month a group of bloggers responds to the call to create something for the DIY Blog Challenge.  Our challenge this month was to create a project with pom poms.  I had never made a pom pom in my life, so my first step was to buy a pom pom maker.  I found out that making pom poms is actually fun so I’ll probably be looking for ways to incorporate them into other projects!

Spring Garland

 Supplies for my spring garland:

  • burlap garland
  • blue Americana craft paint
  • sponge brush
  • letter stencils
  • pom pom maker
  • yarn
  • scissors

Putting it all together:

  1. Maybe you’re a neat painter, but I’m not so I always cover my work area with an old vinyl tablecloth.

2.  Lay your garland out flat on the table.

3.  Position the first letter on the burlap.

Spring Garland

4.  Pour out some paint onto a paper plate.

5.  Dip your sponge into the paint and dab off excess.

Spring Garland

6.  Holding the stencil secure, dab the paint onto the burlap through the stencil.

7.  Lift the stencil off and go on to the next letter.

The DIY Blog Challenge for March was to create something with pom poms. See this eye-catching spring garland, then check out the other creations! Click To Tweet

Spring Garland

8.  Following the instructions for the pom pom maker, make as many pom poms as you plan on using.

9.  Tie one pom pom on the cord between each of the triangular pennants.

Spring Garland

My garland only had maybe 1 1/2 inches of cord on each side of the pendant. I wanted to hang it from a hook so I formed a small circle with the cord on each side and used my hot glue gun to secure it to make it easy to hang up.

And my completed spring garland:

Spring Garland

I’m so happy with the way it turned out. I think it’s a welcome addition to this wall in my living room. It was also very, very easy.Spring Garland

In addition to Aging Like a Fine Wine, the participating blogs this month are:

From Evija with Love

Cassie Smallwood

Simply Mindy

Be sure and visit each of them and check out their creations!

Spring Garland

Thank you for stopping by today. If you’ve never made pom poms before I hope you are now inspired to give it a try!

If you have made pom poms, what was your favorite project?





My favorite project with the DIY Challenge was this wreath for Halloween!

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