Colourful, Fun And Easy Pom Pom Wall Hanging
Here comes another of our simply beautiful pom pom home decor projects, created by the talented Becky Cole. This gorgeous pom pom wall hanging 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)
- 1 x 14cm Metal hoop
- 1 x 8cm Metal hoop
- 2 x 6.5cm Metal hoops
- Balls of yarn to coordinate
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery scissors
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 Wall Hanging:
Using your largest hoop, start to tie pom-poms around the ring using the long yarn tails. Alternate all of the colours until you have filled the ring’s circumference. Split the tails in half and tie each pom-pom to the next to add even more security and to help stop the pom-poms sliding around the ring. Trim away the yarn tails.
Repeat this process with the 8cm hoop, just using yellow pom-poms.
Repeat this process again with the two 6.5cm hoops, one in lilac pom-poms, and one in pink pom-poms.
Attach a hanging loop to the top central point of the largest frame as you did in the first of our pom pom dream catcher projects. Next, tie a length of grey wool to the bottom central point of the ring. Count 3 pom-poms to the left and right and attach another length of yarn to the large hoop at these points.
Attach the yellow ring to the central length of yarn and the pink and lilac rings to the left and right lengths of yarn. Decide on the positioning and tie off the yarn to keep in place. The yellow ring should be the lowest of the three and the pink and purple should sit level with each other. Trim away any excess yarn tails.
Cut three more lengths of grey yarn. Feed one of the ends through a tapestry needle. For the three pom-pom strings you will need 3 dark grey pom-poms, 3 light grey pom-poms, and 1 pom-pom each of yellow, pink, and lilac, all with the securing yarn tails trimmed away to the same length as the pom-pom. They should just look like balls with no tails. If you gently squeeze the pom-poms you will be able to feel where the securing yarn is. To make the tails, feed the tapestry needle, and length of yarn, up through the centre of the securing yarn/pom-pom. Feed a dark grey, a colour, and a light grey pom-pom onto each length of wool and position them evenly with approximately 10-11cm between each one. At the bottom pom-pom, feed the tapestry needle back up through the pom-pom centre and tie off the wool end. Trim away any excess.
To attach the pom-pom strings, take the opposite end of the wool and tie them to the rings at the opposite point to the top strings. Make sure they are all level, and tie them off.
Your pom pom wall hanging is now finished!
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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