This year, I wanted something a bit more playful than the usual greenery on my mantel, so I decided to try my hand at making pompom garlands. Rather than traditional red and green, I chose a slightly more sophisticated sugar-plum palette. These garlands look just as nice along a tabletop or up a stair railing — plus, kids love them, too.
TIP: Making the pompoms with yarn in four different colors, thicknesses and materials creates instant visual interest. I varied the sizes of my pompoms and chose four colors that play off one another nicely. String the garlands at different heights to give the display a full look.