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valentine window garland

In an effort to get out of the post-holiday funk that’s going on around here, I thought I’d jump right in an do a little Valentine’s day decorating!  It’s always nice to see some bright fun color added to our space in this cold cold time of winter. 

I picked up some pom poms in various sizes and threaded them on lengths of some transparent thread.  Just tied a knot in the bottom and threaded the pom poms on with a needle and tried to evenly space them.  Then I taped each strand to the trim at the top of the window (not fancy I know, but it works and it’ll only be up for a little bit anyway). 
I think these would be fun to do in any window for any season, it’s fun, modern looking, and adds a little extra special touch.  This would be a great project to try with an older child who is fairly comfortable with a needle!
Now the tricky part will be to keep the little hands and a wagging dog tail away from it…

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96 Responses to valentine window garland

  1. Pascale 01.10.2011 at 9:35 am #

    Absolutely LOVE-ly!!

  2. Rachel 01.10.2011 at 9:40 am #

    Cuuuuute! Bright and cheery – would look good against all the darn snow we have here!

  3. The Cottage Mama 01.10.2011 at 9:44 am #

    Cute, cute, cute, Anna – I love this!!!

  4. Cindy 01.10.2011 at 9:48 am #

    Sooo cute Anna!!:) At least you’ll be smiling when you’re looking out the window at all the snow!:)

  5. Jeni 01.10.2011 at 9:49 am #

    This is so super cute!

  6. Care 01.10.2011 at 9:54 am #

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!! I must do this!! Hmmm, do I have a window out of reach from grabbing hands? I think I do!

    LOVE it! So simple, and so fun! :o)

  7. Jenny 01.10.2011 at 9:57 am #

    Simple and super cute! My kind of project. Great idea, Anna! We have a big picture window in our living room and this would look awesome!

  8. Jamie 01.10.2011 at 9:59 am #

    I LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing! My boys will love helping me create one for our window.

  9. Grandma G 01.10.2011 at 10:11 am #

    So simple yet so cute!

  10. Lora 01.10.2011 at 10:34 am #

    i love it!

  11. 01.10.2011 at 10:39 am #

    lovely. i think that is going to make a great decoration for my daughters princess party!

  12. Bethany 01.10.2011 at 10:48 am #

    I love it! It looks like Valentine’s snow :)

  13. Nikki 01.10.2011 at 11:07 am #

    That is so cute and simple! I love it!

  14. alayne 01.10.2011 at 11:19 am #

    Oh!!! Those are so fun! I love them. So bright and cheery.

  15. Terriaw 01.10.2011 at 11:34 am #

    What a cute and simple project! These splashes of color would be great to have in the house this time of year.

  16. Vanessa 01.10.2011 at 11:40 am #

    i’m still in the midst of the post holiday funk :( christmas tree still up and all. this is such a cute idea! i might have to try a “valance” version in the kiddo’s room. thanks!

  17. Katie Bishop 01.10.2011 at 11:44 am #

    This is amazing. I might even do some in blue and white for the rest of January… so so cute!

  18. Meet the Family 01.10.2011 at 12:03 pm #

    OMG>>very very cute. I have to do this one. My daughter will love putting this together, makes me wish there were heart pom poms…???

  19. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home 01.10.2011 at 12:08 pm #

    This is SO VERY CUTE! What an awesome idea Anna!

  20. Tammy 01.10.2011 at 12:11 pm #

    That looks so fun!

  21. Shelley 01.10.2011 at 12:11 pm #

    That’s a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing this!

  22. Chrissy 01.10.2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Oh i love this..I can not wait to try it out!

  23. Tricia 01.10.2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 01.10.2011 at 1:19 pm #

    Love this idea, Anna. That second picture is amazing. We definitely need a pick me up from the post-Christmas winter doldrums.

  25. hungiegungie 01.10.2011 at 1:35 pm #

    This is adorable! Looks a bit like snow in that 2nd picture… a pom-pom blizzard inside :)

  26. Rachel Hauser 01.10.2011 at 2:22 pm #

    That is just adorable! I love how it turned out. So, does this mean I can hang my Valentine’s Day garland? Oh goodie!

  27. **nicke... 01.10.2011 at 3:22 pm #

    oh how i love it!!!! soooo so cute anna!

  28. DJ Rose 01.10.2011 at 3:29 pm #

    I LOVE that. I am doing it as soon as my tree comes down. :)

  29. Sophia 01.10.2011 at 3:58 pm #

    I like it :)

  30. Chris 01.10.2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Pretty and fun! My kids would get a kick out of making something along these lines.

  31. marabara 01.10.2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Beautiful! For sure something that my daughter will love. A project for next weekend.

  32. mary 01.10.2011 at 4:28 pm #

    So cute, fun and easy! Thanks for the great idea.

  33. 01.10.2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Super cute!!

  34. manybooks 01.10.2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Very clever. And simple, too! WIth the white snowy backdrop out my window I would really like thia. A project for my daughter, I think :)

  35. Larissa 01.10.2011 at 11:52 pm #

    Anna, you are just the smartest, bestest, most coolest ever…was that enough estes for you…haha. I totally want to do this…I think I just might.

  36. Jess 01.11.2011 at 1:00 am #

    love it! wish I had gorgeous windows like yours to put them in though. hehe!

  37. hungryhippie 01.11.2011 at 6:24 am #

    Love it!! So cute..
    I wanted to let you know I made about 10 clutches from your tutorial and gave them as presents this year for Xmas….they were a HIT!! THANK YOU for making such an excellent tutorial, and saving me cash too–heehee. I posted pics in your flickr group.
    xoxo cheers!

  38. Haley 01.11.2011 at 8:03 am #

    Eeeeeeek!!! So adorable! I’m so doing this today. My toddler and Preschooler will adore it!!! Thanks!!!

  39. Katie 01.11.2011 at 9:26 am #

    What a simple but lovely idea! Off to find some pom-poms now :)

  40. Wendy 01.11.2011 at 9:46 am #

    what a cute idea. I got a Clover heart-shaped pom-pom maker for Christmas, maybe I could make some heart shaped ones…

  41. Tammy 01.11.2011 at 9:53 am #

    This is just so adorable.

  42. Amanda 01.11.2011 at 11:01 am #

    I featured this over at Today’s Top 20! I’d love if you stopped by!

    P.S. I’m giving away fabric to celebrate 100 followers! hooray! :)

  43. Carri 01.11.2011 at 12:50 pm #

    So adorable! Thanks for sharing something quick and easy – we probably all need a little break after the holidays!

  44. Erin 01.11.2011 at 12:56 pm #

    This is so cute and totally festive. My kids would love this!!!

  45. Lizinka 01.11.2011 at 8:55 pm #

    i love this – the hot pink and red are so perfect! Thanks for sharing! :)

  46. Anonymous 01.12.2011 at 12:38 am #

    Ya know, I bought something like this but they were white pom poms and I know I could have made it but didn’t have the time. I am so glad to hear others are not paying out the nose ($25 for a much smaller version) like I did. Thank you for the instructions. I need to make mine bigger for a larger window. :)

  47. Amy 01.12.2011 at 12:46 pm #

    I don’t get much time to jump around blogs these days, but yours is always going to be my favorite. :) Thank you for always sharing awesome ideas like this.

  48. Darlene 01.12.2011 at 2:05 pm #

    What an adorable idea – And in my favorite color PINK! Thanks for sharing.

  49. pnjtaylor 01.12.2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Just signed up to follow your blog. I’ve actually been following for 6 mo or so. I’ve made so many neat things from your tutorials. Thanks for sharing all these neat ideas.

  50. Julie - On the Dot Creations 01.12.2011 at 7:19 pm #

    What a fun idea! These pom poms look like polka dots to me, so I posted about your project on my polka dotted blog!

  51. m.e (Cathie) 01.12.2011 at 7:26 pm #

    little hands at our place would definitely be touching those

  52. Nelda 01.12.2011 at 10:18 pm #

    it is very cute, thank you for sharing

  53. Sara from Sara vs. Sarah 01.12.2011 at 11:34 pm #

    simplicity at its cutest – love this!

  54. dana 01.13.2011 at 1:28 am #

    super cute Anna! Love love love it

  55. V and Co. 01.13.2011 at 2:15 am #

    lloooooooove it!!!!!

  56. Tabitha 01.13.2011 at 10:23 am #

    I love it! I’ve got a baby shower Sunday and I think these, in various shades of blue, would make a fabulous backdrop to the dessert table! Thanks for the inspiration!

  57. Merry 01.13.2011 at 11:54 am #

    Love, love, love this idea! Our home is definitely feeling the post-holiday “blahs” too. This is a perfect solution!

  58. A Pretty Life in the Suburbs 01.13.2011 at 1:57 pm #

    So pretty!

  59. Larissa 01.13.2011 at 8:58 pm #

    this cheered me up and it isn’t even in my window. great idea!

  60. Delia 01.14.2011 at 1:43 am #

    This is so beautiful! Anna…you are a creative genius.

  61. dnicolle 01.14.2011 at 6:24 pm #

    What a great idea. I’ve done it with feathers before, but really like the pom poms. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Dannyelle from

  62. Anonymous 01.15.2011 at 7:08 am #

    Any idea o clue on how to do those pom poms???
    Thanks! It’s lovely. Gracias

  63. Anna 01.15.2011 at 11:11 am #

    hi anonymous, not sure if this is what you’re asking, but they’re store bought pom poms and they just slide on to the thread with a needle and stay in place…

  64. Magpie Shinies 01.16.2011 at 9:37 pm #

    I just found this, and it’s suck a cute idea. It’d cheer things up around here, as well. Thank you!

  65. Alex 01.17.2011 at 11:39 am #

    This is a very cute idea. I wish I could do this but I’ll bet the minute I turn my back, the cat will start attacking the pom-poms!

  66. Lil Mama Stuart 01.18.2011 at 6:02 pm #

    came over from samstermommy…love this! i wanted to do something similar, so punched circles out of cardstock and hung from ribbon.

    how much would you say this cost to do for all the pom balls?

  67. lili ash 01.24.2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Very cool idea, I am loving it.

  68. Betty Crocker Ass 01.25.2011 at 6:28 pm #

    I totally made these with my daughter and she loved them. Thanks so much for the idea!

  69. Tricia Orchard 01.27.2011 at 10:08 am #

    I love that! How adorable!


  70. Wendy 01.27.2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Love it! But our cats would destroy this in about 5 minutes.

  71. Kerry 02.04.2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Wouldn’t this be pretty at Christmas with white and silver pom poms? Darling idea and thanks for sharing!!

  72. Ashley 02.07.2011 at 4:26 am #

    This is so much fun! I actually featured it on my blog as part of my Fabulous Finds Craft and Recipe Round-Up: Valentine’s Edition! Just thought you’d like to know, and thanks for the awesome idea!

  73. Scrappy 02.07.2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Just wanted to say thanks for the idea! I made this for my baby’s 1st birthday party. It was fun and simple to make, and it looked so cute!!

  74. Karisa 11.04.2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I love this simple idea! I’ve included it in our round-up on FaveCrafts Blog:

    Please let me know if you’d be interested in publishing any of your craft projects with us :)

  75. allysonadeney 11.28.2011 at 8:31 am #

    This is just adorable. And sooooo simple . Thank You!
    I have included them in a list of great tutorials to make for little boys and girls for Christmas.
    If you would like to have a look you can see it here…
    Thanks for taking the time to put this together for us.
    Ally on harrysdesk

  76. Dani Marie 01.13.2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Love this & just wanted to let you know I included it in my Ultimate Valentine’s Guide!

  77. Anonymous 01.18.2012 at 12:38 pm #

    I was loving this, and then it hit me that the dog and kitten would destroy it in less than a minute… and then I read your last sentence about the dog! Maybe next year our kitten won’t be climbing the walls, literally. I can hope, right?!

  78. Anonymous 01.23.2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Wow this is so cute! You did a great job! I know there is a seller on Etsy named Adoruhbulcreations who does heart pom pom garlands. I bet she could sell you just the hearts as well! So sweet of you to do this with your daughter!<3

  79. Carla at Preschool Powol Packets 02.04.2012 at 2:37 am #

    This is so cute!! I’m going to feature it later today when I post Valentine resources for families with preschoolers!

  80. Marisa 02.06.2012 at 2:40 pm #

    So easy and amazingly cute!!! Thanks!

  81. ❀ Оля ❀ 02.13.2012 at 1:48 pm #

    классно, очень понравилась идея :)) забираю в копилочку

  82. Anonymous 12.10.2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Hi where do i get the pom poms??????

  83. Anonymous 12.10.2012 at 7:03 pm #

    what are the size of the pom poms??

    • Anna 12.19.2012 at 1:53 pm #

      any craft store, Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabrics, Michaels, Joanns. They vary in size, but about the size of a quarter, use whatever size you’d like though! :)

  84. Anonymous 01.09.2013 at 3:30 am #

    Love love!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Jamie B 01.14.2013 at 8:54 pm #

    This is such a cute decoration idea for Valentine’s Day! I hope it’s okay, I have just finished a Valentine’s Day crafts round-up and have featured your cute garland. You can see it here:

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  87. Anonymous 01.24.2014 at 11:04 am #

    I love it and I may well make some for the windows in the venue where we are having our wedding. Thank you for the inspiration xx


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