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
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.