This pompom garland is really easy for kids to help make!
It has become our tradition to decorate a mini rosemary tree for Christmas. And since we love DIY Christmas decorations, I put my crafty think cap on and thought of: pompoms!
Later I realized, what a great idea this was because we don't eat grains. Since we can't string popcorn, we can string pompoms :)
The best part for me was how happy this made Sophie. She was able to do this all by herself. I wish I had recorded her excitement so I could play it back to you! Here are some exerpts:
"I can do this all by myself! I love this!"
"Wait until Daddy sees!!"
*Please note it is important to supervise children during this craft. I gave Sophie a "blunt" needle to use. It was only very slightly pointy at the tip, and she was very careful. I showed her how to thread it through the middle of the pompoms for best results. She remained sitting during this activity (never let kids roam around with a needle!). See our how-to below.
How we did it:
We used pompoms of a variety of size and color.
I threaded a needle with regular sewing floss and tied a large knot at the end so the pompoms will not slip off.
Sophie pushed the needle through the center of each pompom (we used jingle bells too).
Once done, we trimmed the string and then I tied another large knot to secure.
If you make one, let us know! :)