With just under a week until V-Day, I thought it high time I share some of the holiday-themed craftiness that has been going on around here. I haven’t really decorated for this day before, but I love hearts and the colors pink, purple and red, so it was inevitable.
I have been yearning to make giant pom-poms for some time now. I think this stems from a photo I saw somewhere (I can’t remember where now) of a scarf made of enormous yarn pom-poms strung together. While that’s not something I want to wear myself, the uses for these delightful, yarny poofs are endless. At Christmastime I tried making some for use in a garland, but they came out limp and sad looking. Then I came across the Clover pom-poms makers, an ingenious little contraption that made all the difference. One can churn out a happy, plump pom-pom in no time, an act that is incredibly addictive. The gadget is simple enough you could get little hands involved, too. Or spouses and in-laws; I had both Sweetie and her sister
slaving away volunteering to making pom-poms!
I bought this yarn for its particularly festive colors (couch*Vanna’s Choice*cough), but you could certainly use little bits and bobs you have leftover from other projects. A multi-colored garland or wreath would be incredible, a nice reminder of past projects.
I threaded all my pom-poms onto a piece of yarn about 10 feet long and then attached them to a wicker wreath form using the ends. It’s important to leave enough room between each pom to let them poof to maximum fluffiness. Then I braided 6 strands of yarn together to create something to hang it all from. Simple, fun, and oh so festive.
I think my dusty front door is actually smiling a bit.