Continuing my tissue paper addiction, with wool - join me!
What You Need:
Scissors / Pencil
Pom-Poms are probably one of the first things I can remember making in art & craft at first school. These little woollen balls are so, so simple to make and great for children to get involved with too.
I'm going to be using them for quite a few projects over the next few weeks, so thought I would post a quick tutorial on how to make them, should you fancy it too.
As long as you have some wool, you will have everything else you need around the home.
Start by drawing two equal circles on to card [I used the back of an cereal box and drew around a small pot as my template]. The size of your circle will effect the size of the pom-pom. If you don't have anything to use as a stencil to hand, try creating your own. Then draw a small circle in the centre of each [I used a drinks bottle cap as my guide] and cut out:
Start by cutting a long length of wool. The length of wool that you use will effect the overall 'fullness of your pom-pom and you ideally want a length that will wrap all the way around the pom-pom template twice. However; don't worry if this doesn't happen, as I will show you how you can add more wool as you go along. I recommend, after cutting your length of wool, wrapping it around your fingers and then the wool will be neatly bunched to thread through the centre.
Continue wrapping the wool around the template, until it is completely covered. If you run out, you can easily start the process again, holding the end and securing in place with the new wrap of wool.
Once complete, hold the end in place [so that it doesn't start to unravel] and begin to trim the edges of the template [you may need to do this a layer at a time] until you can see the cardboard show through.
...and you have your pom-pom. Cut any length of wool that are a little longer and to fluff out, throw the pom-pom between your hands a little.
For varied pom-poms, you can change the size of the template, layer or change wool colour and, of course, you don't just need to use wool - long strips of fabric would work for pom-poms that you could also use for accessorising.