My pom pom obsession continues. This time it’s on the tree.
So easy to make. So easy. I may have gotten distracted by a Harry Potter marathon (damn you Disney Family channel!) and before you know it...
So, I need to give credit on the inspiration here. Last summer, Jaderbomb made some awesome pom pom garland with black and white baker’s twine and I thought I WANT THAT. I WANT THAT BAD.
My tree has a lot of crap on it and black and white stripes have way of tying together color chaos. Thing was, I needed a heftier version to stand up to my Christmas tree. Something that wouldn’t get lost in the ornaments. For a while I thought about using alternating white/black beads or buttons….then I was walking down the dollar aisle at Michael’s when I spotted some striped straws. Perfect!
Want to make some? Good news. It couldn't be easier.
No big tutorial here because I suspect you will understand this, but I will give you a couple of tips I came about the hard way.
- Cut your straw pieces shorter than your needle. It'll be easier to grab the needle when coming out the other end. Also, try to cut the straws with a super sharp scissors. Ragged edges make inserting the needles a pain in the butt.
- Your chain will grow longer faster if you use one pom pom between each length of straw, but it will be much funkier if you mix multiple pom poms. Put a purple pom next to a green -- see what happens. I dare you!
- I used button thread here, but you could use dental floss as well. Just make it thick. I would not recommend just regular all-purpose thread, as it will become tangled in storage. Your call.
Now my tree is covered in pompoms (and birds) and I’m giddy just looking at it. More on the tree to come next week.
Thanks again to Jaderbomb for the original inspiration!
Also, anyone looking to make your own pom poms? Here is a super easy tutorial (and a great idea for a winter wreath!)