Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sew and Tell: yarn pom poms

When you think of yarn pom poms you usually think of ponchos and knit beanie toppers. I think pom poms have been given a bad rap. Rethink the pom pom and use them on a variety of crafts. Here’s what I did with my yarn pom poms.


 A pom pom topiary.



And a pom pom cotton plant.

You can find a tutorial on how to make pom poms here.

So dig out that box of leftover yarn because yesterday’s beanie topper is today’s fun craft.


handmade projects

17 comments :

  1. These are really lovely and such a wonderfully clever idea!! Can you tell me how to make a pom-pom???

    Thank for sharing these!

    Katie
    the30girl.com

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  2. Love the cotton tree! So cute....and I could totally use some of these since my green thumb is well....less then green :)

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  3. What a cool idea! I love it!

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  4. Those cotton plant pompoms are so cute, they look so soft and lovely!

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  5. Thanks sharing your creative uses for pom poms at A Crafty Soiree. I really like the cotton plant. That is so creative!

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  6. This is such a clever idea! I'm including you in my "Friday Favorites-Yarn" post tomorrow!

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  7. The yarn cotton plant is absolutely adorable!

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  8. LOVE these!! What a simple and beautiful idea.

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  9. Very creative - love it!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love this idea :) Great job!!!

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  11. I'm loving pom poms for crafting too, and your cotton and topiary are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing this and the wonderful fabric acorn on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to have you!

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  12. These are beautiful! I can't wait to make some :) Thanks so much for linking to my pompom tutorial too!

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  13. These are awesome! :) Off to click on follow on GFC and browse around! :)

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  14. Your cotton plant is just adorable, do you have a pattern for the bottom part? Also, I tried to get the pom pom pattern & link seems to be gone.
    Thanks.

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  15. Thanks everyone for your comments. The link to the pom pom tutorial has been fixed - see above in the post.

    I don't have a pattern for the bottom of the plant. I glued the pom pom to a twig, added a tiny bit of moss and cut leaves out of brown fabric.
    I'm so glad you all like it.

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