It’s been so long since I’ve updated my blog I’m kind of embarrassed to come back. However, I promised my friend Hollie that I would post about this project I did for the nursery, so maybe this is just what I need to get back on the blogging horse, so to speak. I have one month left until Baby gets here & things are in full panic mode! We found out we’re having a girl (our first!) so it’s been pretty fun & overwhelming getting everything ready for her. I’m putting the finishing touches on her nursery, so I don’t have the whole thing to blog yet, but thought you might like to see this little project.
We have pretty high ceilings in our house, which makes decorating the walls a little trickier than usual. I’m always looking for creative ways to fill the space & finally stumbled upon this little DIY about a month ago on Design Sponge on how to make your own pompom garland. It looked easy enough, so I ordered the pom maker & then went searching for some yarn. You wouldn’t believe how long I spent staring at different yarn colors. After experimenting with a couple of different types of yarn & finding which one worked best for me, I got to work. It was a pretty easy project to do considering I just sat on the couch & watched tv while I wrapped the yarn. Although, you’d be surprised how tired your arm gets after awhile! Eventually, I had about 40 poms so I went to work. I left about 6 inches between my poms since there were going to be so many of them. If I would’ve had 4 strands full of poms, I’m pretty sure it would’ve been too overwhelming. Not to mention I was ready to be done making them, honestly. I tied them to some thick cotton cording & hung them from a small c-hook screwed into the ceiling at about the center of the crib. Then I just tied the bottom pom to a thumbtack & stuck it into the wall. Easy! Click on the Design Sponge link for the full tutorial. She explains it way better than I ever could. Oh & she uses more than one color in her poms, which looks fantastic, but I couldn’t quite get the hang of, unfortunately. I thought it’d look great over the crib & be something that I wouldn’t have to worry about falling off the wall. For some reason I’m always paranoid to hang pictures above beds for fear of them falling down & hitting someone on the head in the middle of the night. Weird, I know. I stopped them at a high enough point on the wall that she shouldn’t be able to reach them as she grows & starts standing in the crib. Hopefully she’ll enjoy looking up at them and seeing all the fun colors.
I actually had to add 2 poms on each side of the top strand, which meant tying on extra cording. You can see it if you’re looking for it, but it’s surprisingly not too noticeable.