As December seems to be running on gas and I need to be much more organised [early] in my present swapping this year, I've been wrapping and sending presents as soon as I can. This past weekend, I had the Godchildren's presents to wrap, so wanted to create something fun for them - but this DIY is perfect for kids young and old and a great excuse to bring out the pom poms.
What I Used:
Green Embroidery Floss
Needle / Scissors / Glue / Fork
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For the pom poms in this DIY, I used the fork technique - quick, easy and perfect for consistent, smaller pom poms, as long as you have wool, fork and some scissors - you are good to go.Start buy cutting a length of wool that sits through the middle of the fork:
....gently remove the wool from the fork and cut through the loops of one side to start creating your pom pom:
Repeat on the second side, cutting through the loops:
For the holly, use the template at the top of the post to cut green felt holly leaves:
You can leave the holly as it is, but I added a little detail with green embroidery floss, adding a simple running stitch through the centre and then using the thread to attach to my pom-pom berries:
Add as many leaves and berries as you need, before securing and trimming the thread.....
like this post] with holly and pom-pom berries instead of bows? They are also great embellishments for cards or Christmas stationery projects. To add further detail, you could use this Handmade Decoration post to adapt the technique for embroidering a name to the leaves for a personalised gift tag. Let me know if you try!
see you next time x