Perhaps my greatest life achievement was my mastery of the wool pom-pom at an early age. At ten I was well able to cut out those disk of cardboard, wrap them in wool damn near perfectly and snip the loops ALL on my own. By thirteen I was able to do the finishing tie-off unguided, I kid you not. Turns out my mad cardboard-disk-making skills have been made redundant and home-made pom-poms are something anyone with a hand or fork can make. If you have the former, the tutorial to the left from Roxy will talk you through how to pom-pom like a pro. Here’s a video if you didn’t catch how mind-bogglingly easy that is compared to the old fashioned way.
To the right, a tutorial from Babble for mini pom-poms using a fork. If I had been able to cut cereal-box circles small enough to make mini pom-poms when I was thirteen my customised jeans would have been banging. So what’s a grown up to do with the inevitable mountain of pom-pom’s we’re about to create? Turns out, quite a lot. Sure, MYK Berlin‘s utterly fantasmic pom-pom rugs and chairs (above) and the ever so cutesy offerings on Etsy will be way better than what we could make, but it’s worth a try. Here are my favourite big-person ways of adding some serious ‘pom (is there no way of making them sound cool?) to your pad.
Imagine how soft a rug made out of fluffed clouds of wool would feel on your feet every morning. Now imagine a bunny sitting on that rug. Now open your eyes.
Pom-pom rug and pom-pom chair above; MYK Berlin.
Pom-pom rug tutorial; Cut Out and Keep. Pom-pom rug DIY instructions; Lion Brand (free sign up necessary).
POM-POM HANGING ART
Colourful pops of woolly pom-poms? Yes please. A cat trying so, so hard not to play with the beasts? Sure!
Pom-pom hanging art by Marsha Golemac @ Three Nations.
Pom-pom wall hanging tutorial; Vicious Kitsch. Pom-pom window hanging kit; €18.50, Acme Party Box.
Pom-pom flowers don’t mockingly wilt in days like the interest your courter once showed you. Real flowers are assholes.
Pom-pom flowers in vases; Flickr.
Pom-pom flowers in bottles; Country Living. Pom-pom flower bouquet; Tamiesnow.
Pom-pom garlands…everywhere…need I say more?
Pom-pom tree garland; Honestly WTF?
Pom-pom living room garland; Design Sponge. Mini pom-pom garland; Life Gluten Free.
POM-POM TABLE DECORATIONS
Aw would ya look at the ickle wickle…tiny pom-poms are cute. Cute enough to distract from the fact that I bake but don’t have a kitchen scales? Probably not. But you can keep the pom-pom decorations if I poison you.
Pom-pom placer holder; €6, Imeondesign.
You might also like; DIY knitter planters made from a sweater.