Several days ago I posted this picture on our Take Six FB page.
I asked if anyone could hazard a guess at what I was making.
I’ve seen them a lot online lately.
Two people got it right, but one of them (my sister)
was a cheater!! 😉
straw wreath form
You probably don’t need a tutorial on how to make pompoms…
but I did. So I used this one!
I was amazed at how much a straw wreath form cost,
so I checked Value Village. All I had to do was pull off
some pink felt flowers and I had this straw wreath form ready to go!
It is about 16″ in diameter.
The pom poms below are a bit different.
The one on the left has been all neatly trimmed up
after I made it.
The one on the right has different length strings.
It isn’t so “prim and proper”!
I made some of both.
For this size pom pom I wrapped the yarn around 3 of my fingers 25 times.
Once I had made up 3 balls of yarn into pom poms,
I randomly glued them to the form.
I used 62 pom poms, and 18 small glue sticks.
However there is no magic number, or colour.
It all depends on your own personal taste.
I love it on my old doors!
The picture below is the one my sister, Lisa, made.
She used 2 colours of yarn, and many more pom poms
closer together which gave it a nice full look!
The Story Behind the Doors
Several years ago my daughters set out to comb the neighbourhood on a “Free Cycle” weekend. Anything you didn’t want could be put at the end of your driveway and someone could just take it…for free! It’s a great way to recycle unwanted items. When the girls arrived home they seemed excited. They told me to go downstairs, and they were going to bring something in the basement door. I started to get excited. In they came…carrying these two long antique glass panelled doors. I started to dance and squeal. Oh my goodness…they were gorgeous! (If you like old things, with the paint peeling off!) What wonderful girls I had to just know that their mom would LOVE these doors. All of a sudden, Nicole began to say how awesome these doors would look standing in her bedroom. After all her dad had just built her a desk out of old pallets. The doors were perfect. GULP!!! I tried to recover quickly…but obviously not quickly enough. The next Christmas, Nicole had a surprise for me in the dining room. I couldn’t go in there until it was my turn to open her present. Guess what it was… 😉