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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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
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
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
Voila! You now have a cute little twine 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.
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!
You can also stitch on several pieces of fabric scraps in coordinating colors to create more of a banner!
I think this makes a very sweet Spring and Easter decoration. Enjoy!!