Do you remember making pom-poms when you were growing up? I must have made thousands over them over the years. I’d attach them to hats and scarves and hang them on the Christmas tree. I had completely forgotten about them for the past few years, but upon going through all of the bookmarked crafts that I plan to do one day, I realized I had saved so many wonderful ways you can use these fluffy balls. So tonight I did this:
The idea came from BUGS AND FISHES BY LUPIN. I love what she did with hers. I plan on making a lot more of these in different colors, patterns and sizes to use on gifts in the future instead of those awful plastic store-bought bows. I can’t wait to make pom-poms for all of the Christmas gifts this year to put under the tree. How fun.
There are so many other fantastic ideas I have bookmarked for pom poms.
Such as these:
Pom-Pom Tom at Martha Stewart
Pom-Pom Flowers at Domestic Fluff
Pom-Pom Peds at The Purl Bee
Pom-Pom Christmas Tree from Interweave Knits (podcast & pattern available at Craft)
If you have never made a pom pom before there are a couple of easy tutorials at Kid Craft Central and Bella Dia. Although I do find it easier to use pieces of craft foam as opposed to cardboard because it’s more flexible when taking it off the pom-pom at the end and can be re-used.