What I am about to show you isn't revolutionary but it may change the way you look at yarn. You see I have been making pom poms since I was a kid. Although I did forget about them for the last 15 years or so. That is, until I wanted to make a shadow box with a Dandelion in it. I quickly remembered making pom poms as a kid and how they looked very similar. But like most things once I completed my art I couldn't stop there I loved the effect these simple little flowers added to so many things.
But before I get ahead of myself, let's start with how to make them:
First I wrapped the yarn around three of my fingers about 55 times.
Then you slide the yarn off your fingers trying to keep it in the same shape. Next, cut a piece of yarn about 5 inches long and tie it in a knot over the ball.
After you have tied you knot, cut all the loops from your ball and fluff.
You can continue cutting around the pom-pom until you are satisfied with the shape. Once you are happy with the pom pom slide a piece of floral wire in the center to make your flower.
Here are a few uses I have found so far for these cute flowers:
Pretty little flowers in a vase
And my favorite use, on gifts.
Brown paper packages tied up with string....
.... these are a few of my favorite things.
What would you use them on?