December 7, 2012

on the joy of yarn pom-poms...

Yarn pom-pom garland
A while ago, I saw an image on Pinterest that detailed a simple way to make pom-poms using a fork. (For reference, I used this tutorial.) If Pinterest is good for one thing, this is it. Well, this, and making one feel dreadfully unstylish and a little bit hungry.

But I digress.

For two days in a row I spent a good portion of my child-free time (read: naptime and after 7PM) making a bowlful of pom-poms. My current color combination of choice is mint, butter yellow and dark gray—but I decided to throw in a bit of red, too, since I was planning on making some Christmas decor.

A bowl of non-edible goodness
Once I had a bowl of (non-edible) goodness, I had to decide what exactly to do with them. I had just finished a new yarn wreath with a touch of lace, and decided to glue a bunch of pom-poms to that and see how it looked. I loved it. (Jay, on the other hand, gave me a really confused look. I don't think he "gets" pom-poms. I suppose I can forgive him. SOMEDAY.)

Yarn wreath with lace and pom-poms
Yarn wreath with lace and pom poms
I should note that I used a random, variegated (and much thicker) yarn for the large red puff on the wreath. It was tougher to work with, though, so I think I'll stick with the thinner, softer yarn when making them.

After I'd completed the wreath, I took some cream thread and used a needle to attach the pom-poms to the thread—making a long line while keeping a bit of space between each one. And, oh, my gosh, I want to make this garland for every single festive occasion that happens to come my way! So simple. A fun idea for a craft party if I were the sort of person who hosted craft parties. (Let's add that one to the New Year resolution list, shall we?)

Yarn pom-pom garland
Pom-poms! Draped across the duplex with care! I think I'm in love!

12 comments :

  1. I too, am obsessed with pom poms! I've never used a fork before though- I always just use my fingers, and do two, three, or four fingers to vary sizes. I'll have to try your method! Oh, and I saw a pillow today with a clump of poms nestled in one corner in case you're looking for another place to stick those suckers!

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  2. So cute! I've never made these before, but it looks relatively easy....although I say that about all kinds of diy's before failing miserably ;)

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  3. You are so creative! I love that wreath!

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  4. Love them! And you've got such a great eye for color combos. :)

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  5. These are so cute! I am DIY-challenged but maybe I could handle these! :)

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  6. hi, my name is molly, and i, too, have an obsession with pom-poms.
    i. can't. stop.
    but i prefer to call them doodleballs. more fitting, eh?

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  7. Love love love...i have the same one pinned and have been contemplating new yarn in the last few days for that very purpose!

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  8. Oh Kerri, I'm totally swoon!! I love Pom-poms too!! I love the garland that you made out of them. So festive!! BTW I love the picture of bowl full of pom-poms and Christmas lights.

    I think I'll go make some now.

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  9. Looks supercute! I might have to try this! :)

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  10. I want to make one of these garlands in my baby's room!! These are adorable.

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  11. I'm just glad that I'm not the only one bitten by the yarn pom pom obsessive bug! Your garland is darling and what a sweet way to decorate your duplex. I definitely am planning on adding some pom pom garlands to my daughter's room. What a sweet and soft way to add a colorful decoration!

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