From out the window at work I have been admiring a vase filled with what I think are pom pom flowers across the road at the Yoga Studio.
I just knew I had to make them!!
On pinterest you'll find quite a few tutorials and ideas for them.
I am a lazy pom pom maker and hate making those cardboard bits and can never understand how to use them properly. Too fussy and too time consuming.
So to make the big ones I just wrapped the yarn around my fingers. I took a photo but it looks odd so I won't share it ;)
My daughter wanted some mini pom pom flowers for her room so here's how we made those (no weird disorted hand pictures I promise).
To make mini pom poms we use a fork.
|Wrap your yarn around the thickest part of the fork until it's quite thick|
|Using the length of yarn we first put on the fork, wrap it around the middle of the wrapped yarn.. pull it off and tie it TIGHT!|
|It should look like this|
|using some small sharp scissors cut through the middle of the loops|
|You will have a pom pom! a very messy uneven pom pom|
|Time for a haircut! Snip snip snip to within an inch of its pom pom life for a nice thick fluffy pompom.|
|attach to a stick|
|Add to a cute little vase! Ta da!|
So simple the kids can make them too!
and NZ Handmade