Friday, November 4, 2011

Fabric Pom Poms

Spoiler Alert! : I'm sleepy (a.k.a. this will be a short post)

Today was a long day at school.  We had parent/teacher conferences so we were there until 8pm.  I'm a little too tired to write a long and detailed post.  Sorry, this little project will have to do.

This little pom pom was made using straight pins, felt circles, and styrofoam.  Honestly, it could not be a simpler process.  If I can do this, you can do this.

I found this tutorial from Once Wed via Pinterest (big surprise, right?).  In this tutorial they used hot glue to secure it all together.  I love hot glue, but I think it's a pain to work with because all the little stringy pieces get EVERYWHERE.  Plus, I was using a styrofoam ball, which gave me the option of using straight pins.  Once I cut out all my cirlces, I started folding and pinning.  Before I knew it, I was done.  This is a 2 1/2 inch ball, but the felt added about 2 inches to the diameter.

The only problem is that I did it in hot pink thinking I was going to screw it up.  I didn't want to use the felt I really needed for the practice pom pom.  This hot pink ball is currently on it's way to Charlotte (but Char, if you don't want it that's totally fine).

I plan on making some more pom poms using the 2 inch balls I have and sticking them in the tree.  I don't think I'll even hang them on the branches.  I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to just shove them in.  Only time will tell...


  1. Looking forward to seeing the fully decorated tree!

  2. Ohh wow, I have been reading your blog this whole weekend (with breaks, as life keeps interrupting me) I've only reached June this year though. Must-keep-going!
    Just wanted to give back since you have inspired me SO SO SO much!
    I am also a huge nerd, I miss Firefly, and each Christmas I watch Star Wars. oh and yes, I love to create things and improve my home (that I share with my bf and 2 lively dogs) I think I also might have Tetrisitis..

    Anyway, you have a fan from Iceland :) I'm your new blogster (blog+stalker)
    P.S. I somehow stumbled onto your blog from Pinterest(Hneta)

  3. Hi Beta! Hello from Pennsylvania! Thanks so much for reading my blog! Though, I must tell you, don't read much further back than November...earlier posts are pretty terrible. Just being honest!

    It's nice to know there are fellow nerds out there! Star Wars is a definite favorite! I'm so glad I could inspire you and I can't wait to see your projects on your blog! And thanks to Google Translator, I'll actually be able to read it!

    Say Hello to Iceland for and give your dogs a pat on the back from me! Us dog lovers need to stick together! -Virginia