Sunday, 12 October 2014

idea-list #12

A few months ago I picked up a Clover Pom Pom maker from Hobbycraft for free with a voucher from Mollie Makes, but I only just got round to trying it out a week or so ago - and I LOVE IT! The pom pom maker is phenomenally easy to use, fast and so much better than using cardboard as it won't need replacing and the pom poms come out much more uniformed. I think they are only about £5 (they come in sets of two) and definitely worth it - however the instructions with them are pretty pants. Instead I heartily recommend using this tutorial from Stephanie's blog All About Ami.

Now that I can make all the pom poms I want though I need to direction as to what to do with them all! And thus the inspiration for this weeks idea-list :) You can also check out my Pinterest board on pom pom projects and ideas here.

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Pom pom rugs look so wonderfully simple to make, yet really effective. I love the cream rug broken up by the different shades and coloured pom poms, but also the distinctly colourful rug that would brighten up any room really easily. My friend had a great idea of using an old towel instead of a rug base to make this if you are on a budget.
My only issue is I bet once flattened the rugs might not look so great, and also what to do about washing them...saying that, I think I will still make one one day!

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These pom pom flowers are simple but would make a great decoration in any room/on the mantelpiece in a simple vase. They look really fast to make as well and I can think of a few people who will be getting a variation of these yarn-based flowers as Christmas gifts this year. I think pipe cleaners will work just as well for the stems.

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Pom pom garlands would be so simple to make and look so beautiful, I particularly like the ones with varied sizes and colours and would be an ideal stash busting exercise!! I am THIS close to having finished decorating my new bedroom and will certainly be making a pom pom garland to make it feel more homely.

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And finally I never even really thought about making animals from pom poms, but these hedgehogs are beautiful, and the bee would make a lovely friend for Elvis the bumble bee :) you could also make some adorable bunnies around Easter - all of these would make ideal gifts/projects to do with kids!

4 comments:

  1. I love pom poms. I am so jealous of my friend who has a pom pom maker. I feel I need one in my life! I love this list, the hedgehogs have to be my favourite x

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    1. the pom pom maker is really splendid - you should totally buy one and then you can decorate your new house in pom poms :D:D <3 jenny x

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  2. Would never have thought about making a pom pom rug that's such a neat idea. I have a vintage pom pom maker (from like the 50's) kicking around somewhere, i'll have to dig it out.

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    1. oh you totally should, i would love to see what a vintage pom pom maker is all about :) jenny xx

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