Magical Mondays with Megan!

So, when Monday rolls around, I want to share with you something that I have done that is creative within the last week or so. Thursday’s are meant for more thoughtful posts, and hopefully I’ll get there someday and Monday’s are more fun! I was trying to use alliteration in the title, but I just don’t know if that will stick. If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments!

Today I had the pleasure of teaching myself to make a pom-pom! If you (like me before today) think poms are slightly cute (depending on size, placement, and the like) but don’t know how to create them.. Fear not! I have made a small tutorial for you! It even includes pictures :)

Here is what you will need to create your own, one-of-a-kind pom!

-yarn of desired color (or colors)

-scissors

-your hand

Alright, are you ready? Let’s get to it!

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo we first start out with the yarn and hold it over your fingers like so. You will be wrapping the yarn around your fingers to create the pom-pom! Depending on however many fingers you choose to wrap around, your pom will be larger or smaller than mine.

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Start wrapping, and make sure to overlap the starting end with your yarn. When you do this, you won’t have to hold onto the end all the time!

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Soon you will have something that looks like this! You want to make sure to wrap it lots and lots! The more your wrap it, the more dense and full your small woolen ball will be! Next, you want to snip the end you have been wrapping with:

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After that has been cut, you will cut yourself another piece of yarn. It does not matter how long it is, just as long as it will be able to wrap around your wad of furry fibers!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the tricky-ish part.. So get ready. Lay your freshly cut piece of yarn across your almost-pom. This will be on the back-side of your hand. Place one end between your first and second fingers.

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Then, push the other end through the other side between your first and second fingers. I have not found an easy way to do this yet, but as long as you have something like a pencil to push it through, you should be okay :) Once you have done this, it should look like the picture above, where you can see both sides of the string on the palm-side of your hand.

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Pull it tight and tie a knot! I wrapped mine around twice to try and secure it because then..

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We are going to slide the almost-pom off our fingers and tie the knot really really REALLY tightly!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI suggest tying a knot on both sides, just to be safe :)

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Then you will snip the tying thread to about the same length as the rest of the pom.

Here comes the fun part!!

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Do you see all the little loopies? Well, cut them! Cut them all! And right before your very eyes, a pom will appear!

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Sure, he’s a bit shaggy and shapely, but if you like that sort of thing it’s perfect! A haphazard pom – perfect for any occasion!

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If crazy and mismatched ends aren’t a part of your groove, don’t fret my friends. It is so simple to trim the ends of the pieces that seem a little too long. Consider it hedge trimming for your personal and colorful hedge of pom-land!

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BAM! Your very own pom! Feel free to make many, many more! They are so cute, and can make great decorations! Plus, the scraps you can use if you like to sew pillows or anything that should be stuffed!

Now in the beginning I mentioned you can use multiple colors if that was your fancy. This is true. Just make sure you hold all of the colors at one time and wrap them all as if it were one thick piece of yarn! It still works great and then you have multi-colored-goodness!

Have a great day and enjoy your poms! Until next time, Megan :)

 

 

 

 

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