Water is wet, kittens are cute, and I love pom-poms like a fat kid loves cake.
The thing about pom-poms is, you don’t even know you love them until you see them together. One pom-pom is sorta sad…but ten pom-poms is happy…and a hundred pom-poms is like WHOA.
As part of another project, the folks at Darice were kind enough to send me some major, major craft goodies, including these hollow paper mache letters and a muppet’s weight in pom-poms. I had seen the paper mache letters floating around craft stores for a while, and I liked them well-enough, but I never bought one as I never knew what to do with one. As soon as I saw the pom-poms, I knew this had to happen.
Did you see that? At the top -- that's a coin. That’s right. Not only is it a big furry fabulous thing, it’s a piggy bank! Once again, form follows function. If you make one these and someone asks you why you have a big silly muppet letter on your desk, you can tell them to lay off, because it’s the most practical thing you have going: your very own rainy day fund.
Okay, okay, okay, you can skip the piggy bank part and just hang it on the wall. But don’t say I never give you options. If you want to convert a paper mache letter into a piggy bank (pom-poms or not), all you have to do is insert a slit at the top. Want access to your money later on (without taking to it like pinata)? cut a simple flap on the side and hot a glue a ribbon tab. It'll stay shut until you yank on it to get your money out.
Good question, Yentl!