A handmade, pom pom wall hanging is a gorgeous addition to your home decor and furthermore, it’s easy to make! If you’re short on time, you could make a mini wall hanging, with just one tassel, pom pom and beaded wire.
I think there’s something therapeutic about making pom poms and tassels, but there’s only so many keyrings you can add them to. Consequently, my daughter, Izzy and I were super excited to create this gorgeous wall hanging together (to be fair, I only helped a bit!).
On a recent beach walk at Mudeford in Dorset, we found the most beautiful weather-beaten sticks, which were certainly shouting out to be used for a craft project. Subsequently, we dug out some delightful shells and raided my extensive wool collection. Then Izzy got cracking with the crafting!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your very own pom pom wall hanging.
Twig (ours is 40 cms)
Wool – We used Paint Box Yarns in pink, blue, yellow and grey.
Pom pom maker (preferably different sizes). We use Clover pom pom makers in sizes 35 mm, 45 mm, 65 mm and 85 mm.
Piece of card 7 x 11 cms
Thin wire or embroidery thread
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Optional – shells (we found these shells with holes in already on a beach in Spain last summer).
Pom Pom Wall Hanging Instructions
Firstly, choose your colour scheme for the wall hanging and make 2 tassels out of wool, you can follow our online tassel tutorial for full instructions. We made one pale pink tassel and one yellow and added pony beads onto the hanging threads. Leave a generous amount of wool to hang your tassel with, so you can play around with the length. We used 42 cms for the yellow tassel and 86 cms for the pale pink tassel.
Secondly, following my pom pom tutorial make 2 or 3 pom poms in different sizes. We made pink and grey pom poms using a 65 mm pom pom maker and a blue pom pom using a 45 mm maker. Leave a generous amount of wool to hang your pom pom. We used 60 cms for the pink pom pom, 38 cms for the blue and 70 cms for the grey.).
Put your stick on a table or the floor and lay out your pom poms and tassels in the order you want to hang them. Then tie them onto the stick using a double knot or reef knot and trim the ends.
- Cut 3 lengths of thin wire (about 30 cms long each)
- Thread a bead onto the end of each one.
- Wrap the wire around the bead to secure it
- Add a shell and / or some more beads.
- Wrap the other end of the beaded wire around the twig several times.
It’s a good idea to use a different amount of beads on each length of wire. Alternatively, if you don’t have wire, use wool or embroidery thread.
Cut three lengths of wool at 170 cms (we used yellow, pink and grey). Tie all three ends together at one end and plait the long threads. Tie the ends together once you have finished. We found it easier to ask someone to hold the tied ends whist the other person platted (or you could tie the ends onto a chair). Tie your platted threads onto either end of your twig.
Finally, hang your wall hanging up and enjoy!
In addition, you could add on other seasonal nature finds, such as pine cones and leaves in Autumn or add little pegs to clip on small photos.
Warm, sparkly hugs,