I made a thing!
A little while ago, the publisher sent me a review copy of this book, Pom-Poms! 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright. The holiday season inspired me to make the pom-pom wreath! Fun!
I got out the book, my Clover pom-pom makers, a fork to try out the fork method in the book, my own hand to try out the finger wrap method in the book, scissors, and a big pile of old yarn.
I didn’t end up loving the fork method – I think it’s good for super teeny tiny pom-poms, but I was trying to make small, dense ones and it didn’t work so well. But I liked the finger wrap method for small ones! The book goes into lots of different kinds of pom-poms, like how to make them with coffee filters, paper, cupcake liners, and how to make different color patterns with yarn.
Most of the book is projects using pom-poms, so if you get addicted to making them you’ll have lots of ways to use them. I really like the bouquets (like the one pictured on the cover), the garlands, the various jewelry items, the hedgehogs (also on the cover), and the wreath, of course. I might make more projects in the future, but my hands are killing me after making all the pom-poms for the wreath today!
I made them in all different sizes, using my two official makers and my fingers and the fork, in different yarn types and different thicknesses. Then I cut out a circle of cardboard, and glued them all on:
I really like how it turned out, yay!
It will live on the inside of our front door, with a suction cup wreath hanger (crossing our fingers it doesn’t fall down after a few hours).
Fun way to use up some unwanted yarns!