Last minute fall or Halloween decoration!

Halloween is a pretty big deal here at the Love of Knitting and Love of Crochet office, and we’ve all been busy planning our costumes for tomorrow. Some of us are making them, some are piecing them together from thrifted items, and some have been scouring the internet to find the perfect outfit. With all of the costume craziness going on, I really neglected my house when it comes to Halloween or fall decorations. Luckily, I came up with a super quick and easy project that instantly gives any space a cute, festive vibe. And guess what – it involves yarn!

Pompom garland

I made a few little pompoms in fall colors and strung them onto a long strand of yarn to create a garland that is so adorable, it’s scary! This baby came together in just a few minutes, and it was really fun to make, so you could easily whip one up for tomorrow. The best part is, you can use different colors to make garlands for any holiday! I’m thinking orange and black for Halloween, blue and white for winter, and maybe pastels for spring. You could also do red and green for Christmas, or make them in your favorite team’s colors!

The pompoms can be made without any tools, but they are a LOT easier with a pompom maker – especially if you’re going to make a bunch of  them. Then, once you get hooked on making pompoms, check out these awesome patterns and put your new tool to work!

Snow Day HatCrocheters, the Snow Day Hat from the Holiday 2012 Issue of Love of Crochet would be perfect for gusty fall evenings. The bobbles and multicolored pompom are just too much fun!

Candy Cane Hat

The Candy Cane Hat from the same issue is another great option. The braided ties can be worn down as a cute design feature, or you can tie them under your chin to stay extra cozy.

On the Slopes

Knitters, the On the Slopes Hat from the Winter 2013 Issue of Love of Knitting has a cool cabled band that really sets off the pompom made in the same color. I also love how the variegated and solid colors play off each other.

Just pom funYou can even add pompoms to a scarf, like the Just Pom Fun Scarf from the Holiday 2011 Issue. This fun design will brighten up any dreary day!

However you decide to use your pompoms, they are guaranteed to add a cute, cheerful detail to any hat, scarf, or decoration. What are your favorite ways to use pompoms?