Pom-poms! My friend Sarah just published a book that gives these whimsical crafts from childhood a cheerful & cheeky spin with grownup projects like a pom-pom cowl, pom hedgehog paperweights and other quirky crafts.
Sarah is the talented lady behind Craft-a-Day, and when she asked if I’d give a pom-pom project a whirl, I gladly agreed. These are the perfect craft-while-the-baby-sleeps, yarn-stash-busting ideas.
I imagined colorful poms would add a fun touch in Emmett’s nursery, dangling from the mobile. I previously had clipped Alphabeasties to a Kikkerland Hanging Photoclip Mobile. Although the cards are gorgeous, they’re not so much fun to look at upside down! Enter, fuzzy-wonderful pom-poms.
I worked on the pom-poms on the couch while Joe was watching football and Emmett was sleeping and was able to make enough for the mobile before Notre Dame lost. I used to make hundreds of yard dolls when I was a kid (a friend and I used to donate the proceeds to the local historical society), and so I opted for the finger wrapping method. Here’s my own dorky tutorial. (Click to enlarge.)
I made the same size of pom in a bunch of different colors and then just clipped them onto the gallery mobile. Emmett seemed to really like watching the fuzzy shapes. They’re so lightweight I’m not at all worried about them falling. In fact, I cam totally see us playing a game where I unclip them and he catches them as they fall. Free entertainment!
Merging the hedgehog pom-paperweight and pom-mobile ideas, I could see white sheep poms being totally sweet. (As in, counting sheep to fall asleep.) They’d just need little felt heads and feet.
Congratulations on a great book, Sarah! Check it out here.