I have all of a sudden gone pom pom crazy, a happy thanks to Jennifer Rizzo. Jennifer is hosting a pom pom party and I wanted to participate! So here goes!
In my opinion, our hall tree in the foyer screams out to put a garland on it. So I try to do that as much as possible, and what better way to do that than to use pom poms and red glittery lips!
A little something I put together for Valentine's Day.
I love it when I can use things around the house to make something pretty to enjoy.
I had this sparkle paper in with my card making supplies and when I saw this lips die cut at school in the workroom my wheels started turning...
The red yarn was sitting in a craft bin in the basement.
I also had the Baker's twine, red ribbon and a Crop-A-Dile hole punch in with my card making supplies.
I added the red ribbon to give stability to the garland. The lips didn't hang as upward as I wanted them to so I added a glue dot (also a card making supply) to hold them to the ribbon and it worked! The ribbon also made it fancier which is a good thing for Valentine's Day!
For the Baker's twine pom poms, I wound 30 times around a plastic fork. Here's a beautiful tutorial. For the red yarn ones, I wrapped 50 times around one of my paper punches - it's 3 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches deep. The punch worked really well as the yarn slid right off so I could tie it easily.
Anything can be used to wrap yarn around to make different sizes and by wrapping more or less times, the pom pom becomes more or less full. I imagine wrapping 100 times around this punch would make my pom poms perfectly round but I am happy with this floppy look for now.
Then I made a little pom pom wreath like the one Jennifer made for the holidays.
I can't wait to see the other projects linked up to Jennifer Rizzo's party! If you don't have the pom pom bug like me now I imagine you will after seeing the other blogs! It's contagious!
PS. I made the little wreath like Jennifer's. I am not stalking Jennifer, I promise!