Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Pom Pom Tiddley Pom

A few weeks a go I decided I wanted a pom pom garland for my stairs this year instead of the green fake one I've used before.

First I bought the wool, in semi Christmassy colours

I knew there was a quick way of making several pom poms at the same time, much quicker than wrapping round cardboard that I used to do as a child.  I tried making a frame out of an old wire coat hanger but it was a bit hazardous with the hook so I bought  frame from multipom.

You wrap the wool around the frame and then tie it at equal distances - I wrapped 110 times and made 4 pompoms at a time

Then you cut in the middle of each tie, do a bit of trimming and fluffing up, and voila, pompoms!

I then threaded them together to make a garland.

Now they are tied onto my stairs (with the ends tucked well out of sight to avoid becoming a cat game!)

I chose the colours not just to match the chair but also to co-ordinate with the vintage glass baubles that I brought back from Mum and Dad's one weekend, treasures found in the loft.

They are now hanging on the tree, along with some modern ones.

It's slightly wonky, but who cares!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a brilliant 2016


Celia Hart said...

I wondered why you selected those colours ... I knew you must have had a plan ;-)

The result looks fabulous... Are you sure those cats can't untie the ends?

Marigold Jam said...

What a clever idea to make the pom poms so quickly. Looks very festive.

lp_ lisa said...

Oooh top tip for pom-poms, I will definitely be trying that. The garland looks fabulous, I think I would be tempted to leave it up all year. Wishing you a very lovely Christmas Su xx

Mystic Quilter said...

Pom Poms -what an excellent idea and they look so festive strung along your star rail!
Merry Christmas to you!

Jo said...

Well I've never seen pompoms made that way before, what a great idea. The garland looks fab and so does your tree. Fingers crossed that the pompoms aren't discovered by the cat. Sending wishes for a very merry Christmas.

annjennyg said...

What a lovely idea. Our little granddaughter would love those pompoms. Wishing you a happy Christmas.

Janneke said...

So lovely the home made pompoms on the stairs.
Wish you a Merry Christmas!

busybusybeejay said...

That looks great.I have one of those Pom Pom makers but have never used it.I didn't know what to do with lots of Pom poms.Other ideas,please?

Toffeeapple said...

Oh, I must get one of those dohickey things, never know when you need a batch of pom-poms. Your garland looks lovely. Merry Christmas and all that!

elaine said...

Sheer genius - they look lovely as do your beautiful ornaments. have a lovely Christmas Su - see you on the other side.

Gina said...

What a clever way of making pom-poms and they look fabulous. I hope you had a good Christmas Su