Winter holidays are fun…especially when you get a break from work… all festivals are just about over, no entertaining guests and no social commitments, for sometime at least … absolutely the right time to indulge in some serious home improvement projects or some craftiness! I managed a lil bit of this and lil bit of that. To keep my daughter engaged and indoors (since we had no plans for going out for holidays this year) I decided to introduce some winter crafts to her… the usual, knitting & crocheting with wool. We made some hair bands, florets and pompom with wool. We especially enjoyed making pompom the most. In fact we are hooked!
Here is how we made these adorable DIY pompom… Let me warn you once you make your first pompom you too would be hooked! They are so fun and easy to make. Step one; Hunt for the left over wool at home or purchase the smallest balls of wool (which the shopkeeper would be willing to get rid off at a throw away price). Step two; Gather your supplies… a small ruler, a pair of scissors and of course, wool.
Cut a small piece of wool (about 10 inches) and roll it around the ruler lengthwise, hold both the ends along with the ruler. Now start rolling wool over the ruler widthwise (over the 10” piece of wool as well). Roll it at least 20 times and then some more and some more! More rolling would result in fluffed pompom. Pull out one end of the 10” wool yarn and tie the rolled up yarn tightly. Slide out the rolled (and tied) wool.
Holding the tied wool yarn, cut the loops (as shown). Trim and shape your, almost ready, pompom into a ball. Trimming may take a little practice … you may spoil one odd but you would get the hang of it, I promise :-)Once the pompom are ready, let your imagination run riot! Use them to adorn not just your woolen wear but just about everything! Here are some ideas to get you going…
Use them as bookmarks
Use them as a funky ‘charm’ for your purse or bag
or the pen drives…colour code them!
Use them for key rings!
My daughter attached it to her rubber band (to match her dress)
How about some funky jewellery?
Adorn the buttons on your coat /cardigan!
or just have a cluster ready with a safety-pin to be attached anywhere!
I think very soon the hubby will bar us from trying out any new crafty DIY as my daughter and I go bananas over trying the new craft all over our home making it look one crazy crafty place!
The ideas are endless… Add some fun and colour of winter crafting with these DIY pompom for fashion @ home… add some winter charm!
Here are some more ideas … use a cluster or a single line to adorn:
- Refrigerator handle/ Door handles
- Lampshade (along the circumference of the shade bottom)
- Curtain hemlines
- Use them as ornaments for tableware, wine glasses,etc.
- Cell phone charm
- Zipper ends (for pouches/jackets etc)
- Corners of scarves
- Gift tags
- or make a cute bunting/banner
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