I find inspiration in so many places. I was inspired to make these rainbow pom pom necklaces after paging through the new Stylo Magazine. Have you seen it? This summer edition is FULL of amazing sewing creations for children. A number of my friends are featured and I just love it. I added like 10 more things to my want-to-do list after going through it. In one of the sections, the children were accessorized with pom pom necklaces and I just had to make some too. (Thanks Shino from Nutta!)
My children ADORE the pom pom necklaces. I made two sizes: one from wrapping around my four fingers and one with pom poms made from wrapping around just two. And while I had my children in mind, I’m thinking of donning the poms myself. The color and texture is fabulous and
Making pom poms is a little addictive so apologies in advance if instead of addressing your responsibilities, you make lots of pom poms.
Here it is!
The pom poms can be made any size by wrapping the yarn around anything you’d like. Of course, the easiest tool is your hand. To make the larger poms, I wrapped the yarn around my four fingers, for the smaller ones, just two. Remember: the more yarn you wrap, the thicker and fuller the pom will be.
Take the bundle off your hand and lay it on top of a length of yarn long enough to tie around the bundle.
Tie the length of yarn around the middle of the bundle. Make sure to tie it very tight. This is what keeps the pom pom together.
Next, slip the scissors inside the loops and cut them. Now it’s starting to look like a pom pom.
Trim it up nice and neat.
Then string them up and where them all the time. Poms go with everything!