Pom-poms have this addictive quality to us. They’re cute, they’re colorful, they’re fuzzy. They’re sort of like inanimate pets you can cuddle as you make piles and piles of them. And they like adorable, no matter what you do with them. That’s a win-win (win-win-win?) in our book. Here are our favorite pinspired pom-pom crafts, and, of course, a step-by-step video to show you how to make them. Bring on a rainy day crafting sesh, Mother Nature!
Cute things to do with your piles of pom-poms...
Jazz up a boring scarf
Whether you knitted the scarf, bought it at Goodwill or were gifted
it during the holidays, a few quick stitches can make it a covetable
Originally pinned by Craftsy
Scarf pinned from Anthropologie
Pop ‘em on a hair pin
OK, so this image shows a chiffon pom-pom instead of a yarn one,
but you could totally do it with the yarn for a cutesy vibe. Extra
adorbs? Pair up your school's colors and wear 'em for spirit days and
Originally pinned by Jessica Minnick
Bobbies pinned from Ban.do
Perk up your throw pillows
Give your bedroom a quick refresh by sewing a gaggle of pom-poms to
an accent pillow. Another cute take? Try sewing or gluing poms to the
fabric to create a squashy shape, like a heart, star or a letter.
Originally pinned by Northern Cottage
Pillows pinned from Styles by Dad
Freshen up your key chain
Spice up a boring metal ring with a spray of teeny pom-poms. We love this chain from Anthro, with its added charms and tassels.
Originally pinned by Janet Sherman
Key chain pinned from Anthropologie
Deck the walls
We couldn’t leave our own light bulb moment out, now could we? In our
Dec/Jan ’13 issue, we showed ya how to make a pom-pom garland. We’re
still digging the idea!
Originally pinned by Girls’ Life
Garland pinned from Girls’ Life’s Dec/Jan ’13 issue
Stash in a vase
If your green thumb is still in hibernation mode, try gluing poms
on twigs and popping them in a vase, old-school soda bottle or Mason jar.
Originally pinned by Bridal Musings
Sweeten up a stack of books
Your Harry Potter collection has been piled high on your desk
for ages…mostly ‘cause you’re too lazy to put them on the shelf. Make
the stack look so-on-purpose with fluffy bookmarks.
Originally pinned by Seamless Creative
Bookmarks pinned from Design Mom
And how to make them…
Note: There are probably a billion ways to make pom-poms, from the Clover Pom-Pom Maker (available at craft stores) to forks to cardboard circles. This way is the easiest, and all it requires is a skein of yarn and your hands. And scissors. Don’t forget the scissors.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/21/2013 1:41:00 PM
POSTED IN babysitting crafts, crafts, sewing, accessory, room decor, diy gifts, boredom buster