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ready to make some pom poms? i promise, it’s very easy and the perfect way to switch up your holiday decor this year. let’s get started…
what you’ll need:
• clover pom pom maker size large (available in most craft stores and on amazon here)
• yarn in beautiful colors
• open one side of pom maker
• wrap the two pieces (the colored arms for lack of a technical term) together with yarn. wrap enough yarn around so that when you close it the side fits in snuggly. We like our poms nice and pouffy so we use lots of yarn.
• repeat on other side and close the arms of the pom pom maker.
• following the groove in the middle, cut yarn all the way around. If you have used lots of yarn you may find it easier to cut in layers.
• when you’ve cut all the way around slide a piece of 18- 24 inch yarn inside the center groove, pull very tight and double knot.
• grab the white part of the pom maker on either side and pull apart gently to reveal the finished pom pom. it feels like you might break it…but you won’t.
• it’s haircut time. trim to shape into a perfect, plush, round pom pom. make a loop with you long strings to hang if you desire.
***we found that we like the colors on our poms to be random, to achieve this we just wrapped our yarn switching colors often. once you make one or two you will start to see how you can place colors in certain spots on the maker to get different effects.
two weeks ago we had a little party at anthropologie and demonstrated how to make these fun pom ornaments to 55 crafty gals. i could not have done this without my amazing DIY contributor, natalie! this was a wonderful event and i can’t wait to do another one with anthropologie…
we shopped around for tons and tons of yarn so that the girls had a lot of color options for their poms. then we tied them in these little bows…
and here we go…
i thought it would be cool to make these branded pom pom packs for everyone to get when they arrived. i made a rubber stamp with the design the week before and we stamped all of these glassine bags and sealed them with gold washi tape. i loved how they came out!
these girls were pom pom making machines. some of them made SO many for their tree. i was really impressed with everyone’s color choices too. a sophisticated bunch.
have you heard of the donut snob? um…i am not even a sweets girl but these were so delicious! i indulged in the salted carmel and the bacon donut. i will have to keep these folks in mind for future events for sure.
i love how kim captured these ladies having so much fun.
thanks so much to all of you that came & thanks anthropologie!