Pom Pom Garlands
If you want to have a go you need…
- …a fork
- …scissors (sharp pointy fabric scissors are best)
- …felt for leaves if making fruit
- …kitchen paper towel if making bees
- …large wool needle to thread them together
Step by step:
- Cut a piece of wool roughly 20cm long (long enough to double tie twice)
- Put it between the middle two tines of the fork hanging equally either side.
- Take one end of your wool and begin wrapping it around all four tines of your fork.
- Keep wrapping until you have a nice thick bundle around it.
- Take the ends you placed between the tine at the beginning and do a loose knot around the bundle (just one loop, not a double knot, yet).
- Pull it tight and carefully slide the bundle off the fork.
- Pull the ends round to tie a loose knot on the other side, pull it tight, then keeping it tight, tie it double.
- Now slide the scissors gently in one side through all the loops and cut them.
- Do the same with the loops on the other side. Take care not to miss any loops.
- Roll the scraggly pom pom around between the palms of your hands.
- Then give it a trim to the shape you want.
- Great for using up left over wool from knitting or crochet projects
- They literally hang together by the tying, so if it’s not tight enough try using something thinner and or rougher to tie it off.
- To make it in to a bee you need to make stripes by wrapping yellow close to the fork base, then black, then yellow close to the end of the fork. Cut an 8 shape in kitchen paper towel for wings and tie these onto the back of the bee.
- To make fruit you can cut leaf shapes from felt then sew, glue or tie them in place.
- Thread them together into a garland either by tying them individually to hang off a long piece of string OR you can thread them straight on to a long string using the needle.
- If you thread them onto rough garden twine it is rough so you won’t need to knot between them.
- If you thread onto wool and want it to hang vertically you may need to tie knots between each pom pom.
- Garden twine also makes great fruit stalks! Tie a knot in the bottom, thread the pom pom fruit on with a needle then double knot the end where you want the top of the stalk to be.
Enjoy! We’d love to see what you make!