Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to Make a Pom-Pom Bouquet

I made these fun pom-pom bouquets for the baby shower I hosted on Saturday and I thought I would post a tutorial for you all on how to create them.  This isn't a new idea, my friend Becca made them as favors for a shower she hosted at the end of last year.  I couldn't find the original source for the idea though so I figured out how to make them on my own.  I thought I would go ahead and share how I created mine.
These are the supplies you will need:
Any crafty person has most of this stuff around their house.  Pearl and I went on a little backyard adventure to find the sticks.
There are multiple ways to make pom-poms, there are even nifty little tools for it.  But, I don't have a pom-pom specific tool and I think a fork works just fine.  You can also just wrap the yarn around your fingers, but I like the fork because I can quickly put it down if Pearl decides she wants to go eat the dog food or something. 
These are the basic steps I use to create a pom-pom with a fork:

1. Cut off a short piece of yarn and lay it over the top of your fork. // 2. Wrap your yarn around the fork over that piece of yarn.  The more times you wrap, the more full your pom-pom will be.  I wrapped this one 90 times. // 3. Tie the small piece of yarn in a knot over your wrapped yarn.  Tie it as tightly as you can as that is what is holding the whole thing together.  I always double knot just to be safe. // 4. I pull my yarn carefully off of the fork and cut the loops up the back side.  Make sure you cut them all. // 5. Fluff out your pom-pom and clip any long pieces of yarn.  Try to make it look uniform. // 6. Then just glue the pom-pom to your stick.
It's a simple project that is perfect for adding decorative elements to parties or to display in your home.
-Kira

9 comments:

  1. Cute! I love yarn decor in the fall... just makes me think of sweaters and everything else cozy.

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  2. Oh I love this! I am SO not crafty, but I think even I could manage ;) Thanks, Kira!

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  3. Nice work Kira. They turned out cute! I didn't have the patience to wrap mine that much but they definitely look better when they are more full!

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  4. OOOOH, I have ALWAYS wanted to know how to make these! I'm pinning this for sure!!
    Thanks hon!
    ♥ Kyna

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  5. Sweet! I will definitely have to try this sometime. =)

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  6. I LOVE how those came out - SO cute, and what an awesome way to accessorize/decorate an apartment!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  7. LOVE this! So pretty and unique! Definitely not something you see all the time, so fun!

    xx,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my gosh! This is sooo cute! I want to try it! But I'm not sure where I'd put these.. Hmm.. I shall bookmark this for later!



    ♥Janette
    http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com

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