Eat your pom poms

 It’s raining it’s pouring, it’s freezing in Melbourne. Perfect for snuggling in and doing a bit of crafting. Today I made some little pom poms using a fork. I wish I could give credit to whoever first came up with this method because it’s so easy. A perfect activity for children or any age really. Speaking of crafts for children you might like to visit Easy Crafts For Children and Living Simply Free. Both of these wonderful bloggers have clever ideas for recycling what others might throw away to use in craft projects.

Back to the pom poms. I’ve made a little photo tutorial for how to make pom poms with a fork. I have used my pom poms to decorate an old key so that I won’t lose it. What is the key for I hear you ask? Well, you’ll just have to wait until my next post to find out….

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Three completed fork pom poms.

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First get a fork, wool, and scissors.

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Next, cut a piece of wool about 30cm long and place through the middle of the prongs. This will be what you use to tie the pom pom. I have doubled my wool because it is quite fine and I wanted it to be stronger.

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Wrap your wool around and around the prongs about 30 times. You can wrap it more if you want a really thick pom pom.

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Using the first piece of wool you placed through the centre, tie a knot tightly around the wrapped wool.

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Remove the wrapped wool bundle from your fork gently.

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Cut the “loops” of the yarn, being careful not to cut the thread you tied it together with! You can fluff up your pom pom and trim it if you like.

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Three completed pom poms ready to be…

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The waiting key.

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I threaded a cotton string through a key leaving two hanging pieces of string. Finally, I used a large needle to thread through the pom poms and tied a knot on the end. No more lost key! Hmm, perhaps I could do this to my glasses that I’m always misplacing.

33 thoughts on “Eat your pom poms

  1. Hi Jen, I’m so excited – the print I ordered from your shop has arrived (and in perfect condition)! It only took about 10 days from Australia to Canada; I was amazed. I am beyond happy with it and can’t wait to frame it for my new office!

  2. How cute are these ! REALLY lovely photos with your explanation Jen … working with those colours will take you far away from grey days 🙂
    Tiddly om pom poms ….

  3. Sounds very simple! That might come in handy. My mom was kind enough to reconstruct the pom pom on my hat for me after my kitty ate it! She loves to pull the strings a couple at a time and undo the pom pom…

    • It is simple, have a go, it’s fun! Luckily my dog hasn’t eaten my pom poms yet but I’m sure she would if I left them within reach. Cats just love playing with wool don’t they!

  4. Entirely brilliant, Jen, and beautifully photographed, displayed, and explained! I’m putting on my cheerleader’s outfit, getting out my pom poms and giving you a rousing cheer!! : )

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