Becky Cole is back with another beautiful pom pom project ideal for adding a colourful and cheerful finish to bedrooms and nurseries. We just love the muted selection of traditional rainbow colours Becky’s used here, but when you create your own pom pom selection for this project, you can use any colourscheme you like! The thing we love the most about making your own decor versus buying it, is that you get to produce exactly what what you want. Check out Becky’s tutorial below, and discover how to create this dreamy piece of home decor for yourself.
You Will Need:
To Make Your Own Pom Poms:
You will need various different colours of wool, a dinner fork, and a pair of embroidery scissors.
Cut a length of yarn approx. 30cm long. Fold in half and feed both ends through the middle prongs of your fork.
Holding the folded yarn out of the way, start to wrap the yarn around the fork prongs. Keep the tension fairly taut and around a central 2-3cm of the fork prongs so that you will get a nice, dense pom-pom. Keep wrapping until you are happy with the amount of yarn on the fork. Snip off the ball and pull the folded yarn up from underneath, back through the central prongs of the fork and tie to the other end loosely so that the doubled yarn loop is now wrapped around the centre of your wound yarn. Hold the knot securely and push the pom-pom off of the fork prongs. Now tie the yarn tie in a secure double knot, pulling as tightly as you can. Do not trim off the ends. You can also invest in a pom pom maker, to help with this part.
Using your scissors, start to cut around the loops of yarn so that the wool splays out into a pom-pom shape.
Once you have snipped all of the loops, give your pom-pom a haircut until you have an even ball shape.
How to Make a Pom Pom Rainbow:
Using your marker, draw your rainbow outline onto the plastic mesh. Create some space for clouds at the bottom. Cut out your shape using your non-sewing scissors.
Start with the pink line. Take a pink pom pom and feed the tails through neighbouring holes in the plastic mesh, along the outside edge of the rainbow. Check you are happy with the placement and then turn over the plastic mesh to the back and tie off the two ends of the pom pom in a double knot, securing it in place.
Repeat with a second pink pom pom, making sure that you continue to follow the outside curve of the rainbow and that the second pom pom sits snuggly next to the first. Continue with this until you have a complete arch of pink pom poms around the outside of the rainbow.
Repeat step 2 with the other pom poms, until you have created a row of yellow pom poms, followed by a row of green, and then a row of blue to line the inside edge of the rainbow. For the yellow and green rows, place a white pom pom as the first one of the row and the last. These will be the start of your clouds.
Attach a line of white pom poms along the two ends of your rainbow in the same way to create your clouds.
Once you are happy with the positioning and look of your pom poms, turn the rainbow over to the back and trim away the excess ends from the knotted pom pom tails.
Your rainbow is now ready to hang.
Hang it on a wall in a bedroom or nursery to add a beautiful finishing touch to your decor, or give it as gift!
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