My yarn-buying mishap has left me with a redundant stock of acrylic yarn in colours that were chosen to match the living room rug. As I have an eternal love of bobble trim, I’ve been wanting to make my own pom poms for ages and that’s what fuelled my recent impulse purchase of a pom pom maker.
So, with some free time on my hands yesterday I got out the pom pom maker and my acrylic yarn and got to work. I simply followed the straightforward instructions on the pom pom maker (you wind the yarn around the arches, close them up, cut down the centre, tie with a small length of yarn (the instructions said to use cotton thread but I couldn’t manage to tie them tight enough and yarn worked much better), release from the maker and trim any longer pieces.
I made seven in different colours and then threaded them into a piece of off white yarn using a large needle. I tied a knot over each one to secure it in place. I’ve shown the finished garland here hung over our screen but its final home is actually over the window in the living area. I’m going to make a matching one for the other window in the open plan space and I think they add some extra colour and fun to the room. I’m already thinking of new pom pom projects to try!