Friday, October 26, 2012

Shabby Chic Garland

Over a year ago the kids and I were on a short pom pom making kick.  There was a pom pom 4-H project and lots of experiments.  I knew you could make pom poms from a simple piece of cardboard, your fingers, or even a fork. But, I saw somewhere that there was a pompom maker.  I sought them out when we had a chance to shop.  We now have 4 maybe 5 different sizes of makers.  My conclusion?  I think the cardboard technique probably works just as well as these purchased forms.  But, at least with these, our size stays consistent and I have a new gadget!


While the kids were making theirs, I had to make some too.  You know pom poms aren't just for kids. :)


And, I hung them in my sewing room.


I made mine on the largest form (4") and wrapped each one about 100 wraps. I also made them kind of ratty and  roughed them up quite a bit for a shabby look. I did not trim them to make them round.  I hung them from a piece of died sari silk I bought from Etsy. That ribbon is soooo neat!


This is the yarn I used.  It's a  really big skein.  I could make enough pom poms to go across town and back I think!

I could see these in white/off white for all the white lovers out there hanging across a corner vignette.
I think they could work for Christmas decor too across a shelf or mantle.  The key is to get a nubby, soft yarn in a color that will work for you.

3 comments:

  1. Love the sneak peek into your sewing room! the pom poms are fab, gorgeous colour! Mx

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  2. Pom poms are not just for kids!
    Love that
    AND
    Love your garland and your lovely creative space too!
    oxo

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  3. Fun to look at someone else's work room!
    That chair is fabulous - would definitely be a napping chair for me!

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