This is a post about how strange I am I guess. I have a new obsession and it’s nothing new to the blog world… it’s pom-poms. I’ve made them before for things but had never tried a pom pom maker until we recently went to the lake and my friend brought one for the kids to craft with.
I was hooked and bought one right away when I came home.
Quickly here are my three pom-pom tips and ricks:
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Buy a pom-pom maker. I bought THIS one which is the one you can see below. It really is worth it and helps soooooo much.
Two Similar Wool Colors
I’ve always wanted a pom pom throw. When I went to the craft store to get some wool. I went crazy and bought all kinds of colors.
I love getting two colors that are very close and then use those together for one pom pom because it gives it more dimension and texture. Look at the colors below.
And this is how I wrap them around the maker. Using two strings of yarn makes it a lot faster too.
And here you can see how they look when done in their two tones. The off-white and white is barely noticeable but I adore the slight variation.
Another idea I had instead of sewing pom pom’s on the pillow corners like you can see in the photos is that I used safety pins to attach them. I used very small pins and attached them to the knot where I tied the pom pom and then pinned them to the corner of the pillow. The reason for that is:
A) I hate sewing and it would take so long to attach them
B) I might change my mind very very soon and use them somewhere else, so sewing them on is clearly a waste of time.
C) I might want to wash the pillow cover but don’t/can’t wash the pom poms with it. So the safety pins make it super easy to remove them.
I personally think the safety pins are a great idea.
So now I sit there during the day when my kids have a friend over to play and make pom poms, LOL. It might also just be something that justifies me bing watching Vikings on Amazon Prime. Because otherwise I would look pretty lazy if I’d just sit there and watch a show. So now I sit there and watch Vikings while making pom poms. I am a weirdo right?
Oh and the winner of the miniature cuckoo clock is Michelle and I emailed you! YAY!
I’m off again to make some more pom poms while my kids play 😉