Add A Soft & Dreamy Finish With Our Pom Pom Dream Catcher
Introducing the first in our absolutely gorgeous new set of pom pom home decor projects, created by the talented Becky Cole! This simply beautiful pom pom dream catcher is ideal for adding a soft, dreamy 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 (optional)
- Embroidery scissors
- Marker pen
- 16cm metal hoop
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 Dream Catcher:
Place your metal ring onto the plastic mesh and draw a half moon shape, using the curve of the hoop as the outside edge. Cut the shape out slightly outside the line you have drawn so that the shape is a little larger than the curve of the hoop.
Cut lengths of ribbon and lace trim and fix them along the bottom of the hoop using larkshead knots.
Cut similar lengths of yarn and attach these in the same way.
Cut 3 lengths of yarn, attach with a larkhead knot, and then plait the wool, knotting it at the bottom. Continue adding until you are happy with the length and texture of the fringe.
Place the plastic half moon shape underneath the hoop and fringe so that both the mesh and fringe are sat at the bottom of the ring.
Start to attach the pom-poms to the plastic mesh, starting around the hoop edge.
Feed the pom-pom tail through the mesh and pass the other tail outside the ring and tie off at the back, securing the ring to the plastic mesh shape. Continue until the mesh is securely fixed to the ring. Where the fringe sits, just part the fringe slightly so that you can pass the yarn tail through and round the ring.
Continue to fill in the rest of the mesh shape with pom-poms.
Cut a small length of yarn, fold it in half, and knot the end. Feed this loop through the top of the ring in a larkshead knot to create a hanging loop.
Your dream catcher is now complete.
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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