So Xmas is packed away for another year, the house has been blitzed, we’ve spent a few hours on the motorway to drop my step daughter home….what to do with the last few hours of the holiday before bed then work?….eat the last of the chocolate and mess about with my new favourite gadget….a new pompom maker! Yep, life doesnt get more exciting than that, and for less than 2 quid!!
Heres a quick peek at todays makes….the finishing touches for a dinky tea cosy, and a rainbow pompom bunting…plus a few extra for future projects. I’ve added a quick tutorial below 🙂
Pom Pom How To..
You will need:-
Yarn (great way of using up your stash, or yarn that you cant find a use for!), sissors / shears (the pointiier the tips the better!), pom pom maker – I used a shop bought one as I wanted a consistent size, although you can make your own out of stiff card. I also found a crochet hook useful for pulling the yarn through on the smaller hoops.
If using card, place two identical circles togthether, or if using plasting rings, ensure that the grooved sides are facing inwards, leaving a small gap around the edge.
Simply wrap your yarn around the rings, pulling the yarn through the centre circle,trying to to keep an even tension and ensuring the rings are covered. You can use one colour, or alternate each layer.
You can make your pom poms as big as you like, although it can get a bit fiddly when the smaller ring is full….this is where your crochet hook will come in handy.
Once happy with the size, cut a length of yarn and put it to one side, Hold the pom pom firmly and using your sissors or shears, begin to snip carefully through the yarn along the outer edge.
Now take your length of yarn, and place between the two circles, tieing a tight knot to secure. Separate and remove your card / circles ….and voila..a pom pom!! You can trim any stray bits of yarn to give it a neater finish…then use as you wish!