10 March 2011

It's a Wrap!


Happy Thursday!

What do you do with empty ribbon spools?
In the past, I turned them into a

I have a few more and here's
what I used it for:

I made it into a pompom maker!

Today, I'll teach you how to make
multi-color pompoms.

Gather some yarn in your preferred shades and wind them tightly through the cardboard ring, a.k.a "pompom maker".
Distribute the yarn evenly in one row/layer to keep the length of the yarn uniform. Cover a little over half the pompom maker and tuck in the ends.

Insert a new piece of yarn through the yarn already on the pompom maker. Both ends should meet at the bottom.

Make a tight knot.
Then cut the yarn on the outer end.
Cut all the way through.

Your pompom should look like this.
Make the knot tighter. Secure with a second knot, then slip off the pompom from the cardboard, fluff it up and trim any excess yarn.

TADA! A wacky and wild pompom!

Use it as a finishing touch to a housewarming gift,
like this bottle of red wine.

TADA!

7 comments:

  1. So cute and a great way to dress up a gift bag.

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  2. Hi Vivian! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  3. So cute, Claire!
    Now, a question for you: what is the adorable cover on the wine bottle?? It looks like a little sweater or something! Whatever it is, the little pompom goes great with it!!
    Hugs,
    Maryann

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  4. Hi Maryann! Thanks for all your lovely comments!
    I'm happy you noticed the gift wrap too -- it is a sleeve from a never-used sweater (was too small so I re-purposed it; will use the other parts next time).

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  5. That is so clever, Claire!! Looking forward to what you do with the rest of it!! :)

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  6. Thanks very much Miss Design Wine & Dine! :)

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