Three Cheers for Pom Poms!!
What is it about pom poms that makes us want to stand up and give a big cheer? Is it the past cheerleader in us, or just the fact that they are so darn cute? I created pom poms using a fun new tool and strung them for my Valentines mantle.
Pom Poms are just so fun and they make me happy!
I bought this handy dandy tool at Joanne's. It was $6.99, but I used a 50 off coupon. I used the larger of the two sizes.
I bought two skeins of yarn. The red/cream had long stretches of cream so I cut it off and would wrap the stripe and cream separately. Both were purchased on sale.
Wrap a few, nibble a bit, wrap a few, nibble a bit more! :)
Adds so much to my Valentines Mantle, don't you think?
After figuring out the instructions. I admit, a bit confusing at first. You wrap the yarn around both half circles.
They close them and cut the top of the circles.
This is what it will look like after cutting. Then you cut a small piece of yarn and wrap around the circle twice and tie off.
Carefully pull the pom pom maker apart and voila!
Perfects same size every time pom poms! I know you can use cardboard, or even your hand, but I thought this tool was worth the $3.50 I dished out for it.
I cut the ties off and using a large needle strung them on crochet thread. However, I think you could just tie them on with the ties if you wanted.
Happy Valentines to you!!
Hope you love this idea!
- Yarn, pom pom maker (Joannes)
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