Daily Archives: December 10, 2013

Christmas Countdown – Day Ten

Here we are at Day Ten of the Christmas Countdown and now I can really relish the Pompom obsession!

Last year on the Advent Calendar I featured my Pompom Makers which take a lot of the hassle out of making them, you can find out more from the link below.

Pompom garland on tree

Planet Penny Advent Calendar 2012 – Day Ten

I’ve just tracked the source of my love affair with Pompoms.  I was in my second year of my Visual Studies Degree, and I had just received issue 3 of Selvedge Magazine – December 2004 (I have every one from the beginning!) and this was the cover…

Selvedge Magazine 04

Selvedge on Pinterest

I fell in love with the camel from the feature inside…

decorated camel

I made quite a lot of pompoms at the time, but never found a camel to decorate!

However, it’s obviously becoming more and more apparent I need a stag’s head for the wall…

Christmas Countdown Day 10 Pompoms


The image below is one of my very first ‘pins’ when I joined Pinterest,  Wouldn’t it look fabulous garlanded round a Christmas tree?

pompom garland Christmas Countdown day 10



If you decide to make your pompoms in bulk the following tutorial is very useful…

making pompomsin bulk Christmas Countdown day 10


I was interested to find this image which shows the beginnings of a pompom wreath.  the maker pointed out she had only got this far and had used up 30 odd pompoms already so I think you’ll need to start now for Christmas 2014!

pompom wreath Christmas Countdown Day 10

Black Cotton Candy

More inspiration with no source but Pinterest, alas…

pompom garland Day 210 Christmas Countdown


This would look wonderful as a whole twiggy pompom tree…

Pompom twig


I’m now itching to go and dig out my pompom makers and I’ve got far too many other things to do!

I’ll be back tomorrow, have fun….x




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