Woo hoo I have completed my first make to take away with us for our Easter break.
I hasten to add this will be my first and only make this Easter, I had a miserable cold last week so I am playing catch up this week. It was simple and quick to make and is very suitable for getting the children involved with.
I made about a dozen pom poms using orange and yellow cotton yarn, that I have had for quite a while, they came from Lidl about 3 years ago when they had a sale day, a bit of a bargain at only 50p for 4 balls of yarn! A combination of single shades and some mixed colours along with a few different sized in pom poms stops it being too uniform. I left long strings when I tied the pom poms off and then tied these together to make the string I tried adding tassels over the joining knots but it just looked a little bit odd so I decided to embrace the honesty of them and let them show. I will see what it looks like in situ and adjust the spacings accordingly.
I used a pom pom making kit like this one from Hobbycraft. I know how easy it is to cut out a couple of circles out of a cornflake box and do it the old fashioned way but this kit really does help to make it fast and they are reusable. There is also a method on Pinterest using a fork that I have not tried yet.
Although it is fairly short ( I plan to hang it on the mantlepiece providing it doesn't cause a fire hazard) it is incredibly easy to get tangled up on itself so I have utilised my Mothers day card to wind it round and secured each end with a dob of washi tape.
I am happy with the end result and think it will add a nice splash of Easter colour to our rented holiday apartment.
I wondered if anyone has tried making pom poms using "the fork method"? or are you a fan of the pom pom making kits?
Happy Easter to you all I hope you get lots of treats and remember they have no calories if you eat them in your PJs :)