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Guest Post: Nadine's Pom-Pom Garland

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Guest Post: Nadine's Pom-Pom Garland

Hello friends, Today I'm pleased to welcome another guest blogger. Nadine is one-half of Balkan Style – a multi-talented crafter (you might remember her free Newfie mitten pattern) who's here today to share a cute-and-easy way to decorate your home for the holidays. Take it away, Nadine. I love to decorate my mantle according to the time of year , and with Christmas quickly approaching, I realized it needed a garland pronto.   And why not confront my fear of pom-poms simultaneously?   So began my quest to adorn the mantle with winter. picture-23 I gathered odd balls of white and cream coloured yarn to simulate snowballs.   I used this tutorial to make the pom-poms.   To make the smaller pom-poms, I used two fingers, and I used four fingers to make the large pom-poms.   You can make a lot of pom-poms while sipping back hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies – I pom-pom-ed my way through Love Actually and ElfEasy peasy lemon squeezy. picture-32 Next up, I found a ball of white cotton crochet thread that had lofty dreams of becoming lacey pillowcase trimming many moons ago, and I threaded a sharp tapestry needle onto the end, and in the most random fashion, I started stringing on the pom-poms. picture-51 To hang my snowball pom-pom garland on the mantle, I have recklessly anchored one end to a stone bird and the other end under a heavy crystal apothecary jar.   To be on the “safe” side, I’ve also threatened the children with their lives if they touch it.   I’m pretty certain that there’s a better way to secure the garland, but I’m pretty lazy like that.  (See the four hours of movie-watching above.) picture-43 Happy holidays! Thanks so much, Nadine. I'll be making one of these fabulous garlands this weekend, that's for sure! And pop by next Wednesday for another post from Nadine.
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