Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuestorial: Pom-Pom Flowers

The last Tuestorial was all about bringing nature into your home for Spring and this week it's all about faking it! There are areas of everyone's home or workspace that gets no sunshine, is exposed to messes, or you just have a black thumb. Today's Tuestorial will cure your Springtime blues and give you some artificial happiness!

Materials Needed:

  • Yarn (in your choice of color)
  • Floral wire
  • Scissors
  • Foam 
  • Glue (optional)
  • Your choice of vase or container
White on white, and ready for some color!
Step 1:

Once you have your vase or container ready, cut the foam to fit the bottom. This will provide a support base for the wire and perky flowers!

Step 2:

Take your yarn and wrap it around your pointer and middle fingers about 100 times. This will provide a small yet "fluffy" pom-pom. Once you are finished wrapping, cut the end of the yarn (leaving a few inches). Carefully remove from your fingers and take the cut end through the opening to secure. Tie a small knot and check to make sure it is snug. 

Cutting the folded ends
Making it the perfect size!
Step 3:

Spread the folded ends to create a circle. Take your scissors and cut all the ends open. Once all folded ends are cut, begin to trim the pom-pom down. You can adjust it to any size you would like at this point. I decided to make smaller, fluffier pom-poms.

Pretty and colorful addition to my dark corner!
Step 4:

Once your pom-pom is the shape you want, cut a piece of wire to the height you desire for your container. Place the pom-pom on the end of the wire and stick it in the foam. You can glue the pom-pom on the wire if you want it make more secure.

Repeat steps 2 and 3. Become a pom-pom pro and make as many as you need to fill your container. Once it is full, set it out and enjoy. No watering necessary! 

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