As Soft As A Pom Pom Cloud: Add Super Snug Vibes To your Home!
Here comes another of our simply beautiful pom pom home decor projects, created by the talented Becky Cole. This dreamy pom pom cloud is ideal for adding a soft, ethereal finish to bedrooms and nurseries. We just love the gentle selection of colours Becky’s used here – but when you create your own pom poms for this project, you can use any colourscheme you like! Be it soft and neutral, or a vibrant rainbow… the thing we love the most about making your own decor versus buying it, is that you get to produce exactly what what you want. Check out Becky’s tutorial below, and discover how to create this dreamy piece of home decor for yourself.
You Will Need:
- A selection of pom poms in your chosen colourscheme (see below for how to make these)
- Plastic mesh with 2-3mm holes
- Balls of yarn in the same colours as the pom-poms
- Lengths of lace trim and ribbon in coordinating colours
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery scissors
- Marker pen
To Make Your Own Pom Poms:
You will need various different colours of wool, a dinner fork, and a pair of embroidery scissors.
Cut a length of yarn approx. 30cm long. Fold in half and feed both ends through the middle prongs of your fork.
Holding the folded yarn out of the way, start to wrap the yarn around the fork prongs. Keep the tension fairly taut and around a central 2-3cm of the fork prongs so that you will get a nice, dense pom-pom. Keep wrapping until you are happy with the amount of yarn on the fork. Snip off the ball and pull the folded yarn up from underneath, back through the central prongs of the fork and tie to the other end loosely so that the doubled yarn loop is now wrapped around the centre of your wound yarn. Hold the knot securely and push the pom-pom off of the fork prongs. Now tie the yarn tie in a secure double knot, pulling as tightly as you can. Do not trim off the ends. You can also invest in a pom pom maker, to help with this part.
Using your scissors, start to cut around the loops of yarn so that the wool splays out into a pom-pom shape.
Once you have snipped all of the loops, give your pom-pom a haircut until you have an even ball shape.
How to Make a Pom Pom Cloud:
Using your marker, draw your cloud outline onto the plastic mesh, making the bottom edge straight. Cut out your shape using your non-sewing scissors.
Start to attach your pom poms in the same way as we did the rainbow, feeding the tails through the mesh and tying them off at the back in a double knot. Try to mix up the positions so that you don’t have groups of single colour pom poms.
Once you are happy with the positioning, trim away the ends from the back.
Next, make 1 pom pom in each of your 5 colours except this time, when you have finished winding the yarn around the fork, leave a long tail of wool around 30-40cm before cutting off the ball of wool. Tie off your pom-pom as normal and then tie the tails to the long end you have left attached to the pom pom. Now trim away the securing ends and trim the pom pom to a ball shape. You should now have a pom pom with a long tail.
Thread the end of the long tail of yarn through the eye of a tapestry needle. Feed the long yarn tail through the plastic mesh along the bottom edge of the cloud. Do not tie off. I recommend you start in the middle, then the two sides, and then find the central points between the middle and outside pom poms for your final 2.
Once you have all 5 attached, adjust the heights of the pom pom ‘rain’ until you are happy with the look. Once you are happy, tie off the yarn tails with a knot in place.
To finish, use the tapestry needle to weave the long yarn ends up through the mesh on the back of the cloud and tie them off at the back. Cut away any excess.
Your pom pom cloud in now ready to hang.
Hang it on a wall in a bedroom or nursery to add a beautiful finishing touch to your decor, or give it as gift!
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