Jan 2, 2011
Make it: Pompoms!
Making these fluffy balls this week, I thought I'd share how easy it is to use up yarn remnants by making pompoms. You could use them to top a toque (that's a knit hat to you, my American friends), sew them in a row down a polkadot onesie to make a last-minute clown costume, hotglue to a styroform wreath form for a cool Christmas decoration...I could go on.
The materials needed are few: some yarn, a piece of cardboard, a pair of scissors, something circular to trace and a pen.
1. Find something circular in your home that's about the size you would like your pompom to be. I used a little bucket of my daughter. Trace two circles like so:
2. You need to draw another circle inside the big one, about half the size of the original circle. I used a spool of thread as a guide here, but you could just freehand it. There's really no need to be perfect (not when you're making pomspoms, not ever).