Weekend DIY: Yarn Pom Poms
When I was a kid, we adorned our tennis shoes with hand-made goodies, and yarn pom poms were totally in. A knitter, my mother always had remnants of skeins of yarn, and all you needed was a piece of cardboard and a pair of scissors. Yes, I know they make pom-pom makers – little plastic holders that simplify the task at hand. In all honesty, I never even knew these existed until recently. I still say using what you’ve got lying around is best for the wallet and the imagination.
For the kids, adorning pom poms with googly eyes and felt make for great little characters, too.
There are endless possibilities. I found thousands of pins across scores of Pinterest boards, all dedicated to projects that use the retro craft pom pom as a foundation.
Plan to make some pom poms the old-fashioned way? There are simple instructions for the cardboard circle method at Pretty Prudent. And for wee ones, instructables.com explains how to make them using a dining fork.
Be sure to show off your finished pom poms – whether you just make a bowlful or go over-the-top. We’d love to see your creative side.