2022-08-19 01:08:24

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DIY Pom Pom Garland

Needing some holiday cheer and color in your life? Look no farther than this super simple DIY Pom Pom Garland! You’ll need at least 6 different colors of yarn and scissors.

Once you’ve picked your colors, choose one and wrap around 4 fingers 15-20 times.

Cut a piece of yarn in the same color that is about 3-4 inches long.

Tie a knot in the center of your yarn bundle, flip it over and tie another knot.

Cut the yarn on each side of your knots to create your pom pom. Don’t worry if it’s uneven, you can always go back and trim!

Once you’ve created multiple pom poms, tie them onto a long piece of yarn by the longest two pieces of yarn attached to your pom pom. Once done, trim off excess yarn off pom pom and shape them so they are even on all sides.

Now you have a colorful holiday garland! Feel free to decorate as you please, but here are a few suggestions for how to use your new garland:

Decorate a present!

Or, decorate a tree (or in our case, a cactus!)

Have a wonderful and safe Happy Holidays from your friends at Maptote!

Posted on December 13th, 2021 by Maptote

DIY Crochet Beanie

The weather in NYC is starting to cool off! Keep your head toasty warm with this easy DIY Crochet Beanie.

First, create a magic loop with your thumb and three fingers. There are plenty of fantastic YouTube videos to help you out if you’re unfamiliar with crochet or the terms.

Second, chain until you have a chain that comfortably reaches around your head and over your ears.

Single crochet until you reach the end of your chain. Once you have reached the end, Chain 2 and flip your work over. Continue single crocheting, chain 2, and flipping your work until you have a square that fits your head.

Sew together the square until you have formed a tube. Once you have your tube, zig-zag your stitches across the top so your hat will scrunch together. If you want, add a fun pom-pom on top or add a border to the rim of your hat with a different color. Now you have a cozy hat to keep you warm all fall and winter long!

Posted on October 6th, 2021 by Maptote

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