DIY

Pom Pom Garland

Launching our new Hanna Home collection has been a true labor of love and we've been beyond excited for its debut. Since we began concepting our own home line, we really started thinking about what makes a house a home. When it comes to creating a happy family space, it's all about those little bits and pieces of personality and homemade touches. If there's one thing we love in a home it's a kid-friendly and whimsical feel. And what's more whimsical and fun than pom poms?!

So here we have a quick and easy tutorial for making your very own pom pom garland to bring a little extra cheer to your humble abode.

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A colorful pom pom garland is such a fun piece to hang in a kid's room, nursery or even your living room. Any place you put it instantly becomes more festive! Plus it's a great indoor activity for the holidays. We used bright orange, yellow and multicolor yarn but a red, green and white one would perfect for Christmas!

If you don't have these handy little pom pom makers (available at most craft stores), you can also just use a standard or serving fork (see a tutorial here).

Supplies needed:

  • Pom Pom makers, various sizes
  • Yarn
  • Yarn needle

Make pom poms according to the instructions included with your pom pom maker. Once you have a good assortment of pom poms use another long piece of yarn with the yarn needle to thread your pom poms on. Holding the pom poms together while doing this helps loose pieces of yarn from falling out. Lay your garland out as long as you like it and space the pom poms out the distance apart from each other that works best for your space.

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Now go find a spot to hang up your garland! They make for a great pop of color and add a nice cozy texture to a kids room. We're officially pom pom obsessed. Enjoy!

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You can shop these Felted Fox & Hedgehog Pillowcases HERE, and don't forget to take a look at the entire Hanna Home collection for yourself! We'd love to hear what you think...

Painted Leaf Wreath

     

Ready for a little Fall adventure? Bring the outdoors inside with this fun and super seasonal DIY. The thing we love most about this craft (besides how festive it looks on our wall!) is that it's a great excuse to get outdoors.

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Whether you make a trip to your local park, or go out for a quick hike in the woods, getting in touch with nature is such a wonderful way to spend time with your kids. So, for the first step of this craft, head outside and collect some leaves to paint!

This craft is a perfect project for kids of all ages and they'll love seeing the end result hanging up in your house.

Here are the materials you will need to make your own painted leaf wreath:

Once you have collected your leaves, you can start painting. Bright colors look really pretty against the autumn foliage, and white works beautifully too. Once you have painted a handful of leaves, let them dry overnight.

 

This next part is a wee bit challenging, but don't worry - we'll get through this together! To make the base for your wreath, start by wrapping your moss-covered wire into a circle (about the diameter of an orange). Overlap it loosely a few times and then tuck the ends in. (Note: If you are using a pre-made wreath base then you can skip this step!)

Next carefully twist-tie your leaves to the raffia using about an inch long length of the floral wire. If you are using paper covered wire it will blend in easily. If you're using a wire that you want to hide more, twist tie the leaves in the back. Start with your biggest leaves first for the back and keep working around the wreath base until your wreath is nice and full.

You're all finished! Find a nice space to hang up your new creation and pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Remember, the leaves are a little fragile and brittle so handle carefully during construction and hanging :)

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