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.
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.)
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?)
Pom-poms! Draped across the duplex with care! I think I'm in love!