valentine window garland

1.10.2011


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...

88 comments :

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

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  2. Cute, cute, cute, Anna - I love this!!!

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

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  4. 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)

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  5. 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!

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

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

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  8. I love it! It looks like Valentine's snow :)

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  9. That is so cute and simple! I love it!

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

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

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  12. 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!

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

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  14. 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...???

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

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  16. That's a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing this!

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

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  18. I love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  27. 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 :)

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  28. 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.

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

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  30. 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!
    natalie

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

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

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

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  34. 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! :)
    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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  38. 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. :)

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  39. 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.

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

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  41. 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.

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

    http://www.onthedotcreations.com/2011/01/decorate-your-windows-for-valentines-day.html

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  43. lovely!
    little hands at our place would definitely be touching those

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  44. it is very cute, thank you for sharing


    www.multiculturalcrafts.blogspot.com

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  45. super cute Anna! Love love love it

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  46. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  52. 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...

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

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  54. 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!

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  55. 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?

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  56. Very cool idea, I am loving it.

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

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

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

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  60. 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!

    http://veaterfam.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabulous-finds-craft-and-recipe-round.html

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  61. 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!!

    http://scrapchairpotato.blogspot.com/2011/02/buttercups-1st-birthday-party.html

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  62. I love this simple idea! I've included it in our round-up on FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-craft-with-cotton-balls-q-tips-and-paper-plates/

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

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  63. 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…
    http://allysonadeney.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/handmade-gift-ideas-with-tutorials-kids-little-boys-little-girls/
    Thanks for taking the time to put this together for us.
    Ally on harrysdesk

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  64. Love this & just wanted to let you know I included it in my Ultimate Valentine's Guide! http://danimariedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/101-valentines-day-ideas-2012-ultimate.html

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  65. 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?!

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  66. 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

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

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  68. So easy and amazingly cute!!! Thanks!

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  69. классно, очень понравилась идея :)) забираю в копилочку

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

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  71. what are the size of the pom poms??

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    1. 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! :)

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  72. Love love!!!!!!!!!!

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  73. 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:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/10-Easy-and-Inexpensive-Valentines-Day-Craft-Ideas

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  75. 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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