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How to Make Pom Pom Sparklers

 Oh, it's a beautiful day, isn't it.  Lets cheer it up with a bit of sparkle.

We can thank Kirstie for a recent wave of pom-pom mania, but if you’ve been visiting this blog over the last year, you’ll know I am a huge fan – particularly around Autumn/Winter as it adds a bit of cosy decoration and you can make them in any colour or colour combo you might like.  Today, I have a small pom-pom sparkler [non-edible, though if you fancy those, try here and here] that can be used as a drinks stirrer, cake topper or food decoration – anything that needs a little sparkle and glitter really.
Made in exactly the same way as these, I chose some wool with glitter thread woven through:
...but if you don’t have this, or have a particular colour wool already that you would like to use, wind in a glitter/silver/gold sewing thread alongside the wool, or incorporate them by wrapping them around your templates in alternate layers to create your own:

Once made, attach to a skewer/cake pop stick to fix in place and pop these in pots, vases, as food toppers and drinks stirrers to cheer in the New Year:
[use this post if you fancy stringing a whole batch together to create a pretty sparkly garland]
...and if you are short of time, you can buy ready made versions, perfect for skewering in place:
Happy New Year!
see you in 2014 x

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