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LET’S PUT A “POM POM” ON IT!

This has got to be one of my favorite DIY projects. I was inspired by the amazing products over at Pehrdesigns. I love how it turned out! Now I can finally carry all my crafting goodies in style around the studio. The possibilities are endless! You can use any kind of bag, basket, blanket and or color combinations you want. I even have a few bags where I added a neutral bead to the center of each pom for more of a design element. They are not only easy to make but they sure do make a statement! These are not your regualr pom poms and that is one of the things I love most about them.

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Materials:

  • White Rope Basket – Target for $3 but any basket would work.
  • Embroidery Floss – Michael’s
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Scissors
  • Square cardboard

Instructions:

Remove the wrappers from the embroidery thread. I used 6 different colors. I ended up with 18 total poms, 3 of each color.

Cut out a 2″ inch square out of a piece of cardboard. This will be used to wind the embroidery thread around.

Start by cutting a piece of each color of embroidery thread approximately 10″ long to tie off the centers of your bow. This will be your additional thread to go around the center as I did (6 times) and tie off.

Begin by going around the cardboard square 45 times around. Slide your thread off the cardboard carefully not to unravel. Hold your thread in the middle as you would a bow. Then grab your 10″ piece of extra thread to make a tight knot in the center and continue wrapping around 6 times to give it a nice finished look.

Do not cut the bows at this time. Just set aside until you are done with all the poms you plan to make.

I then grabbed my basket and bows and laid them out as I would like them to look when finished.

Once you are done grab your needle and matching thread, (this will be used to attach the pom to your basket) thread it and tie off. Then grab your matching pom sew it from the inside out of the basket wrapping the thread over the center of the bow not through it. I would do this about 4 times to ensure a good hold and tie off inside the basket.

Once you are done you can grab your scissors to cut the loops on both sides of your bow and trim for evenness. When you are completed with all bows you want to ruffle them up to make them nice and full. This completes your pom pom basket!


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Voila’! Now you have yourself a colorful pom pom basket. I really want to pom pom everything! LOL What would you use these pom poms on?!

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