Wednesday, January 28, 2009

for the love of pom poms

What is it about pom poms that I love so much?
There is something inherently happy about a pom pom don't you think?

by gourmet fiber


Last night as I watched Spongebob with the boy, I decided to make some large pom poms for Valentines. Making pom poms is super fast and fun. I cut a pattern from an old cereal box and starting wrapping. I used fabric scraps and yarn. This pom pom is about 6 inches in diameter, but you can make them as large or as small as you need. If you want more details, email me and I'll send you my pattern.

I've been eyeing this delightful little gnome cap on Etsy. I really think it needs a pom pom and a little person to put it on.



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A little later on. . .

I'm getting enough requests that I think it would be better to just post directions.

All you need is a circle to wrap around. I cut my own from a cereal box, but for this small pom pom I used the ends of a ribbon spool. Cut a hole in the center. If you want a really full pom pom your hole will need to be bigger. I am going to use this pom pom on top of a gift and I didn't want it to be too full so I didn't cut the hole larger. Place a piece of string between the two circles. This will be the string that you use to tie off the pom pom so make it fairly long. Wrap, wrap, wrap your material or yarn around the circle. When you think you have the pom pom as full as you want, take very sharp scissors, slip one blade between the circles and start to cut around the edge. Once all the strings are cut, tie the ends of your center string together tightly. You will have varying lengths of yarn so give your pom pom a hair cut to even it all out. Fluff and go.

9 comments:

pumpkinhaus said...

How funny! I am actually making pom poms this morning for my new hats I am working on! Oooooo.... you read my mind! Thanks for showin' my hat some luv!

Dani @ The Pumpkinhaus

Krista said...

oh i want to make some pom poms! will you send my your pattern? my email is kristaqm[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks!

and p.s. YOUR pom pom is darling!

Kari said...

And who likes pom-poms more than a little kitty cat? I think your subconscious is pulling for Matilda.

RitterB's said...

I would love your pattern! May be a fun project for me and girl this weekend...
Thanks for the kind words about baby boy Noah... He has really blessed our lived... I took note about adoption on your site... guessing you have been blessed also. We are hoping for a baby girl sometime this year.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

love you pom-pom!

april said...

Well- Amy I love you too. Or ah, did you mean love your pom pom?

Denise said...

So glad you posted the pattern. I was about to beg for one. I use to make these when I was little and couldn't for the life of me remember how. Thank you!

Bobbi said...

Totally agree...gotta love a good pom, pom!

Elizabeth said...

What a happy post. And the picture of the boy is just precious. Thank you!