Crafternoon How-To: Pompom bunting!

Here’s my first pompom tutorial to make use of the mountain of poms I made after my new craft book: PomPoms!: 25 Awesomely fluffy projects arrived!  Prepare to fill your house with pompom bunting!!

This tutorial is so quick and easy that I completely forgot to take pics en route to pompomdom.  So I’ve explained each step below and included the amazingly useful pompom hot-to from Craftaholics Anonymous

You Will Need:

  • Wool
  • Scissors
  • Card
  • String/ribbon/bunting tape

Step One: Templates

You’ll be making these pompoms using the wrap technique so you need to start off by making your templates.  Cut out 2 rings of the same size from your card.  The width of your letter will define how big your pom is.

Step Two: Wrap

Now wrap your wool round and round and round your template – through the middle and around the edge, until you have about 3 solid layers all the way round.  the more layers – the fluffier your pom.

Step Three: Cut and tie

Now slide your scissors in between your two card templates and snip the wool all the way round. Keep your templates squeezed together.  Now cut a shorter length of wool and slide it in between the two templates around your wool.  Pull tight and double knot.  Now peel the templates off and fluff up your pom.

pompom

pompom how to from Craftaholics Anonymous
pompom how to from Craftaholics Anonymous

Step Four: Construct

Time to turn those poms into bunting.  Cut the length of bunting you want to end up with plus another 10cm on either end.  Now tie a loop into either end so you can hang your garland once it’s finished.  Then tie each pompom in place, spread evenly along your line.

Finally trim and tidy those poms – finito!

pompom bunting pompom bunting

Happy Crafternoon!

Photography by Hannah Cox.  Covered under copyright © creativise

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