Hi friends! It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through February – it’ll be spring before you know it! I’m excited to see some more sunshine around here! Along with spring comes spring cleaning and organizing – which is actually one of my favorite things ever. I seriously love organizing. I could do it all day. Erry day.
As part of my pre-spring organizing I decided to update my office area a little bit. Ever since getting my Silhouette for Christmas, I realized that I needed a bigger desk to put it on, so of course I had to get a new desk. Duh! It only makes sense. So hubby and I made a trip to Ikea and I now have a big girl desk that has enough room for my Cameo as well as room for doing crafts. Like a pom pom garland. Boom. Transitions. So here’s a tutorial for a fun and easy pom pom garland and a peeksy at my updated office/craft space!
Pom Pom Garland Materials
– Embroidery floss in desired color
Cut off a 6 inch piece of yarn and thread it through the middle tines of your fork. This will be your tying off thread – I found it’s easier to start with it there rather than to try and thread it underneath your pom pom later!
Take your working yarn and start wrapping it around all the tines on your fork. I ended up wrapping mine from about 45-50 times for each pom pom. Once you’ve wrapped your yarn, snip the end.
Take the ends of your tying off yarn that you put on the fork in step 1 and tie it around the loops of yarn you have on your fork. Slide the loops off and tighten the tying off string and tie a knot.
Cut through the loops on either side of your tying 0ff yarn so that they spread out around the center, forming a messy, crazy hair day pom pom.
Clean that pom pom up by trimming the rogue yarn bits with your scissors. Be sure not to trim your tying off strings – leave those long! Now you have a beautiful pretty pom pom 🙂 Repeat for as many pom poms as you want!
Take your pom poms and tie them onto your embroidery floss with a knot, and then trim the tying off strings so they blend in with the rest of the pom pom. Keep tying them off at whatever interval you decide until you have a beautiful pom pom garland!
Put up your pom pom garland – you can use pins or hooks, but I opted for some fun gold washi tape! And now you have a fun and stylish pom pom garland! I decided to hang mine up in my office/craft room above the window and my desk:
This is a really nice craft to do while you are just hanging out or having a sick day. I definitely watched about 7 episodes of Zooey Deschanel’s ‘New Girl’ in a row while completing this project. (Side note: I LOVE that show. Zooey is my girl crush.) I think this garland ties in quite nicely with the black metal legs of my new big girl desk!
As for the rest of my office/craft space, I’m really loving all the extra room to work. My small desk before only held my computer and maybe a notebook. But now I have so much room! So much room for activities! (Name that movie ;)). Not sure if I still love the coral colored paint though – what do you think? Is it too much?
It’s still a work in progress, but I’m really enjoying my new desk! I have some little frames up with some pictures of me and my hubby, and a couple of figures from the company that he works for (That’s Baby Groot from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy and Toothless from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’!) They are just so cute I can’t resist. Seriously.
My Cameo has it’s own special spot on my desk and above it I put some mini calendar pages from the back of my full-size Rifle Paper Co. Travel Calendar! It’s a nice little inspiration zone 🙂 Also, I’m seriously crushing on my new mint laptop case.
Where would you put a pom pom garland? And should I keep the coral paint in my craft room or go for something more neutral?
LOVE it my friend! Totally ties in with that awesome new desk! Crushing on that new mint laptop cover too, so sweet! I love the coral, I’m hoping to work with something similar in my craft room too. If you can’t have some fun with colour in craft room, where can you, right?
Thanks so much, Kristi! I’m definitely loving the desk, too 🙂 And thanks for giving me affirmation on the coral! Sometimes I feel like it’s too much but then again, like you said, everywhere else in my home is pretty neutral so it’s good to have a little splash of fun and color!
Super cute Erica!! And yay for a big girl desk! I am in desperate need of a new work space. Love your little room!
Thanks so much, Bre! I definitely feel more adult and productive with the new desk.. we will see how long till that wears off 😉 Haha.
Love the garland. Adds a little bit of whimsy fun to the standard office!
Thanks so much, Laurie! I’m always game to add a little bit of whimsy and fun to anything 🙂
I’ve wondered how to make these! I can think of a place or two for some. cute desk too!! I need a Toothless.. I get all “aaawwh” every time I see those movies and how cute he is!
Yeah! They’re super easy to make, just a bit time consuming if you want to make a lot! And Toothless is the CUTEST! Eep! I haven’t seen the 2nd movie, but just love the first haha 🙂
This office is so lovely (: I truly adore those pom poms!!! Visiting from http://www.andieconn.com/valentines-day-brownies/ and would love a visit back (:
Thanks so much for stopping by, Andie! Heading over to your blog now 🙂
Cutes!!! I wanna put these all over every gift I give now 🙂 And it made me giggle out loud when you referenced Stepbrothers, hi-larious.
Haha yay! I’m quickly developing an obsession for these cute little poms! And Will Ferrell is seriously my favorite. He is one of the few actors that can actually make me laugh out loud!
Such a fun update to your space, love it! I’m also crushing on your mint laptop case! I may have to add that to my birthday wish list 🙂
Thanks so much, Katie! I’m totally in love with the mint – you should totally add it to your wish list! It’s only 20 bucks on Amazon – the brand is Kuzy! 🙂
Cute cute!! Love it and your new desk!
Thanks so much, Bre! I feel so adult now that I finally have a normal-sized desk haha
So cute! I love garlands, but I haven’t made a pom pom one yet. I’ll need to get on that, soon! 🙂 Love the coral, keep it! And your new desk is perfect. Yay IKEA! I wish ours was a little closer than 3 hrs away… grr.
Aw, thank you! My closest Ikea is about an hour away, so I don’t get down there too often, but my sister works there so when I do go, I make sure it’s when she’s working so I get to visit her! 🙂
Such a cute idea! I love how it dresses up the window! Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle!
Thanks so much, Angela! Have a fantastic day and thanks for the great link party!