Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Twine Pompom Garland Tutorial : :

I'm home from a wonderful long weekend away and I thought it would be the perfect day to share a "no sew" (well, almost) tutorial with you today, since I'm up to my ears in laundry and it just happens to make a sweet Easter decoration. There's still time, right!?

Twine Pompom Garland

What you'll need : :

  • Whisker Graphics Divine Twine in a variety of colors
  • Circle template or object to trace for pompom maker making
  • Pen/pencil for tracing
  • Sharp scissors
  • Cardboard or heavy weight card stock
  • Fabric Scraps (optional)
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Twine Pompom supplies

1. Trace the circle template or object onto cardboard/card stock to make your pompom maker (this is the perfect job for kiddos or you can purchase pompom makers, too)  2. Add a smaller center circle and draw a line connecting outer cicrcle to the inner circle  3. Cut out the circles, cutting the line and removing the center circle, as well. (This might be a job just for the adults, depending on how old and handy with scissors the children are.)  4. Each pompom maker will require two of the cut out circle cardboard pieces layered together

My creation

5. Slip twine end through the cut line of your "doughnut shaped" cardboard pieces and hold the end tightly  6. Continue wrapping the twine around the cardboard by slipping it through the cut line, covering up the cardboard as you go

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7. Continue until you have covered the cardboard nicely. You can use less or more depending on how full you want your pompom to be  8. Now it's time to cut! Run the scissors up through the two cardboard pompom makers. Cut carefully to create the fringed edge all the way around  9. Keep the cardboard in place and run a length of twine measuring several inches up in between the two pieces of cardboard. Secure twine by tying a double knot rather tightly  10. Once the twine pieces are secure, remove cardboard pieces, trim away excess twine

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Voila! You now have a cute little twine pompom!

pompom

Repeat with the other colors of twine. We played around with the fullness and size of the pompoms. Simply, wrap extra twine around the cardboard pompom makers, to make some nice and full, and/or cut out smaller pompom makers from the cardboard to make a variety of pompom sizes.

Repeat with other colors

When you're finished making the pompoms, add them to a long long length of twine
and you'll have a super cute and simple strand of garland to hang!

twine pompom garland

Twine Pompom Garland

You can also stitch on several pieces of fabric scraps in coordinating colors to create more of a banner!

Scappy Fabric & Twine Garland

I think this makes a very sweet Spring and Easter decoration. Enjoy!!

12 comments:

Angie said...

Now this is super cute!! Why can't you make all these things for sale for us crafty impaired types? HAHA!! =)

Sam I Am...... said...

Super cute! I haven't made pompoms since I was a kid...many moons ago! I've been wanting a touch of Spring decorating and this looks like just the thing but right now I am cleaning for company coming...I love them but I'd rather be crafting! LOL!

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute, love the different colours

Rebecca said...

What a fun garland! Thanks for sharing it with us, it sure is cute!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you! In the Fall I will be selling most of what I make -- Well, I hope! :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you! I know it is simple, but I thought sharing the how-to might be helpful to someone! :)

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

You have the most beautiful mantle! and those ruby tiles, just so beautiful Mo!

Margaret said...

Yes, very sweet and possibly a nice departure for you from all the sewing you have been doing these last several weeks! I can barely keep up! =)

The Art of Homemaking said...

So cute. I always see these tutorials for pom poms and I fear I won't have the patience for such a task. I imagine I would start and get like 2 done and then only have 2 pom poms to decorate with. Hmmmm...
Well, I love them and love the idea of decorating a bit for Easter!

ElfRenee said...

This is so cute, I love it!

Rachel Hauser said...

Loving the last shot on your hearth. What pretty bricks you have!

**nicke... said...

this makes me want to make some and decorate my daughters room with it soo much!