Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Mantle Decor


Valentine Banner DIY

I wanted a new colorful banner for our mantle for Valentine's Day. I am so tired of all the white and dreary grey from the snow. We're ready for spring here! Last year, I spruced up our living room with bright pink and red! I am busting is back our for February this year too.

This banner was super easy - here is your tutorial! And yes, I was watching I Love Lucy while I made these :) Helpful hint: Don't let your puppy near the yarn, he'll be sure to put it in a nice ball for you.
 You'll need:
-Yarn
-Scissors
-Needle
-Embroidery Thread

You'll start by wrapping the yarn around your fingers. Depending on the size you want, you can use 2, 3, or 4 fingers. The more yarn you wrap, the bigger and fuller your pom pom will be. Keep wrapping until you have your desired size.
  

You will now tie off the ball. Take a pre cut piece of yarn, and poke it through your fingers. You will then pull it around and tie it off in the front. Make sure the loose end of the yarn is under the part being tied off to hold it together. Then loosely slide the ball off your fingers, and tie the ball tight on both sides.



The red pom pom is what it will look like after you have it tied off. You will then cut all the loops with your scissors. The left side of the pink pom is cut, and the right side is uncut. You want to cut all the way around and make sure you get all the loops.


You can see how the pom looks a bit uneven, so you can take your scissors and trim off the long ones. The more neat and tight you want your pom, the more you will trim off. I wanted mine to be medium size and not completely perfect looking. So I trimmed of a small amount. The small tight poms look great, and are awesome for decorating gifts. But the small ones I felt would be too little for the mantle.

Pom Pom Banner DIY
 Pom Pom Valentine Banner

Then, you'll take your embroidery floss and needle and thread all the balls on the thread. I doubled my thread up to make it a little thicker and easier to work with. You can see in 2 of the poms that I used red and pink colors together by layering when I wrapped then around my hand. 
This was such an easy way to add some Valentine's color to our mantle, and even my husband commented on how sweet they looked!






16 comments:

  1. Love that for the mantle - it's such a great way to add a little color for the holiday!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. What a cute and easy garland - it definitely spruces things up for the holiday.

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  3. Love the little pom poms, we are definitely in need of a little color these days!

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  4. So CUTE! And your mantle is so pretty, love it.

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  5. This is such a great idea! You could totally make this for every holiday, too!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  6. So cute! :) You have a gorgeous mantle as it is! The Valentine's Day decor just makes it so cute!! :)
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  7. Such a cute DIY! Love it!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  8. Your fireplace looks so cozy and love the pop of colors the mantle brings for V-day!

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  9. I had no idea how those were made thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  10. This DIY is soooo cute!! Thanks for sharing!

    xo,
    Bri
    www.cityfashiongirl.blogspot.com

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  11. That is the cutest banner and so easy to make!

    http://mimiandchichi.com/

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  12. These are so fun and festive! Love your mantle!

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  13. These came out great, plus you could totally make them for any holiday, just change up the colors! Also love the I Love Lucy in the background!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  14. That is one stinkin cute mantle for Valentine's Day girl! You are so crafty. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This is so cute and I just love how you have wood in those glass vases on each side of your fireplace, too!

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  16. So cute! I love how simple it is to make. Maybe I could actually do this! haha

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