21 May 2013

Fork Pom Poms

After my post yesterday in which I mentioned fork pom poms, a few of your asked what they were or wanted to see the finished product, so by popular request here is a quick tutorial ;)

Disclaimer: These are all over pinterest at the moment so I don't really have anywhere to link to but Lisa Leonard has a sweet tutorial. 

You need: 
Standard wool. I used DK weight but I think anything would work pretty well! 
A fork. 
White cotton for hanging. 
Something good on TV. 

1. Grab your fork and start wrapping the wool around it. Make sure you leave a gap at the bottom of the fork like this... 

2. Keep wrapping the wool until you are happy. Basically the more wool you wrap, the puffier the pom pom will be. 

3. Cut the end. Thread another piece of wool through the middle prong and tie in a knot... 

4. Pull the pom pom off the fork and pull that middle thread tight so it is more of a circle shape. 

5. Get your scissor and cut open all those loops. 

6. Trim your pom pom to get rid of all those straggly ends. 

7. Voila- one sweet little pom pom. I then strung them on white cotton and hung them from my mirror. I think in the summer I will string lots up and hang them like bunting. 

There are so many things you could do with these little pom poms.  They are so addictive to make though. Don't say I didn't warn you! 


Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh these are just so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial, Abi. :o)

scrappyjacky said...

Love them,Abi.

Beverly said...

Great job with the images for your tutorial. Fork pom poms take me back to camp as a child :)

Amy said...

Super cute Abi and I know this is an activity both my kids would love!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Can I just say how much I love that first photo of you! So sweet.

alexa said...

Thank- you Abi! I was one of those who asked :). Brilliant to see and would never have thought of a fork. We used to do them with circles of card, I think ... They will make a lovely display, and a great relaxation from revision!