We should probably all be channelling a bit more Carmen Miranda in our lives right? So the next natural step is to learn to create awesome pompom fruits!!
Enter the humble strawberry. I’ve included the steps as photos below. Those lovely folk over at Mr Printables have created some rather fine tutorials for a variety of fruit so if you’re feeling inspired do take a peek. The main difference between creating a regular pompom and a tutti fruity pom of wonder (as they’re known – right?), is precision in your wool layers so that you end up with colours in the correct place and then getting seriously involved in trimming. I also found it helpful to include a crochet hook (a pencil would do as well) at the top just for the green wool wrap to ensure I finished with slightly more length to work with.
Feeling energised by my first attempt I also had a go at making a watermelon pompom and then Kiwis!! The kiwi colours worked amazingly but I just couldn’t get the final shape as polished as I wanted to. Luckily you can forgive an awful lot of less-than-perfect pompom making by adding ‘inspired by’ at the front!
And here’s some Carmen Miranda fun to brighten your day! if anyone does decide to make an entire fruit bowl, hat, rainforest from their creations I would LOVE to see them – equally do share your efforts and versions below
Photography by Hannah Cox. Covered under copyright © creativise 2012
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