Monday, December 13, 2010

Chunky Pom-Pom Wreath and a Pom-Pom Tutorial

I am in love with pom-poms.

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I'm even more in love with big, fat pom-poms.

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This little habit all began with the baby mobile I whipped up a few weeks ago.

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They're so festive and fun to make.

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Want to learn how?


1. Start off with some chunky yarn. The thicker the yarn, the fuller the pom-pom.


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2. Cut a strip of cardboard around 2" x 9".


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3. Now cut a piece of yarn a little longer than your cardboard strip and lay in on top.
This will become your tie.


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4. Now start wrapping the yarn around the middle, over the tie. 


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5. I wrapped mine 125 times. For really thick yarn, you can do less. For thinner yarn, wrap more.


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6. Using your tie string, make a knot to secure all the loops.

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7. Holding your tie strings, pull the cardboard strip out.


8. Start cutting the loops.


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9. Trim to make it fluffy and even. The shorter you trim it, the fluffier it will become.


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Of course, if you're making giant pom-poms for the wreath, you don't want to trim them too short.

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To make the pom-pom wreath:

Make 12 giant pom-poms using three different yarns. 
Tie them around a wire wreath form. 
Glue on pre-finished wooden letters.

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Linked To: Tatertots and Jell-O, Keeping It Simple, The Girl Creative, Craft-O-Maniac, The DIY Show-off, Sugar Bee, seven thirty-three, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Sisters Stuff

10 comments:

  1. Super Cute!!! I like how you used them on the presents too.

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  2. Looks fab! I'm pom-pom making with my daughter this Saturday morning. She has an idea to make pom-poms to hang all over her mosquito net. Will be interesting...

    BTW, I've added your blog to my blog roll as I find myself wanting to come over as often as I can. x

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  3. I love pom poms! that wreath is so cute & I want to make that mobile for myself ;)

    Popping by from the Girl Creative :)

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  4. Love this! I'm going to make a "winter themed" wreath for after Christmas decor. Thanks for the tute.

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  5. I must have missed this one. What a cute idea, and I love that wreath!

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