Yesterday I wrote about the simple things, so that has prompted today’s simple make for the Advent Calendar. A pompom garland. If you’ve been visiting Planet Penny for a while you’ll know I have had a bit of a love affair with pompoms! The Pompom and Heart Garland which is in this tutorial now hangs in the studio, if I look up in the office I see this…
(if you are having Higgins withdrawal symptoms these links will also take you to a couple of little ‘aaah’ moments from his younger days!)
It gave me a chance to get out my little pompom makers, which I find very addictive because it’s so quick. You don’t have to go out and spend money to do this because there is always the traditional way to make pompoms, but I would recommend these over other gadgets I’ve tried.
There’s no point wasting good quality yarn on these, it’s such a shame to cut it up and cotton in this case is useless because it doesn’t have enough ‘give’ and you end up with something like a little corn sheaf! I used a ball of snowy white acrylic which looked perfectly fluffy and snowballish…
These are just strung on a length of the acrylic, but you could also use some sparkly thread, or even some fishing line so they appear suspended in mid air!
And if you’ve got completly carried away and filled the house with pompoms, you can always give them away on your Christmas gifts!
By the way, thank you for all the comments yesterday, sharing your fantasy Christmas dreams. It’s been lovely reading them. If you haven’t added yours yet, please do!
I’ll be back tomorrow, happy pompom making!