Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pom Pom Flowers

After making the super fun Christmas Tree Sandwich Kabobs, Trevor and I were eager to try a second project from Open House Merriment. 

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The Pom Pom Flowers are from the 'Christmas is for Kids' chapter, which has 13 simple crafts for kids. We followed the easy step-by-step directions to make the finger poms, then went our own direction to make the leaves. We're using our pom pom flowers as gift toppers, so we didn't attach stems at all.



Pom Pom Flowers

Materials: 




How to Make It:


1. Color the teardrop shapes with the Sharpie, then coat them with Stickles. Set them aside to dry.

2. Cut an 8" length of yarn and set it aside.

3. Pulling the yarn directly from the skein and holding the end with your thumb, start wrapping the yarn around your fingers. Use two, three or four fingers depending on how large you want your flower. The number of wraps you do determines how fluffy and dense your final flower will be.

4. Slide the yarn off your fingers and use the 8" piece to tie a knot tightly around the center of the bundle of yarn.

5. Use the scissors to cut all the looped ends. Trim the pom pom to give it the shape you want.

6. Glue a button to the center of the flower. Add leaves on the opposite side.


A single flower looks good on top of a gift...


Multiple flowers can even be a centerpiece. 


These little flowers are really addictive to make. Give it a try!

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