Thursday, 19 May 2011

Twine Pompoms

I've been having a bit of a thing with string lately. Sandra from Gotta Craft sent me some of the new MME twine and I think it's lovely. I made a few little pompoms for the blog and I thought you might like to see them too:

I pulled out a little bow maker I've had since my miniature making days


I wrapped the twine round about eight times


I threaded a needle with embroidery thread so that it was easy to pass it under the twine. Then I tied a tight knot.


I slipped the pompom off the bowmaker and fluffed it up.


Then I used it to dress up a Crate paper journaling card for a quick tag.

35 comments:

jennifer said...

Very cute pom-pom, and a great way to use that string! x

Jimjams said...

So clever Siân - what a great little device. Now I need to know how it makes bows please!

Heather said...

who's a clever girl then! I love your craftiness Sian xx

Sandie said...

These are so cute, Sian! My granddaughters would love making these too, and they would make gorgous flower heads. You've got me thinking!
By the way I love the twine too. Lots of loveliness!

Lynn said...

Simple but very effective. Clever.

Angelfish said...

I hadn't thought of using twine to make mini pom poms. I've only done them with fibres wrapped around my fingers. Much easier with that handy little gadget:)

Lizzie said...

Now that is Clever! I used to make pom-poms when I was a kid, but they were so complicated - wrapping yarn round and round and round, through two circles of card... yawnnnn...
But this looks so Easy, yet so very effective. The journalling tag looked really gorgeous when you had finished (and of course, yellow is my all-time absolute favourite colour).
Lovely Sian and thank you for sharing your clever idea with us all!

helena said...

adorable - and what's this passing mention of 'from my minature making days' - sounds like there is a story there !

cate said...

lovely little pom poms, but I'm curious to know how the bow-maker works!

Jenna Upson said...

fab idea! thanks for the tutorial x

Cheryl said...

very inventive - and much quicker in mini than those giant pompoms you make as a kid :-)

JO SOWERBY said...

loving this idea, can visualise a glee celebratory LO with these, now where's my cheerios outfit?
Jo xxx

dogmatix said...

love them. they are so cute :)

scrappyjacky said...

What a great idea,Sian....so cute...and would lok great on gift cards as well.

Louise said...

ooh these are lovely, I can see pom pom's popping up all over now x

Beverly said...

TFS such a cute and easy way to create pompoms, would have never thought of making them into flower heads!

WendyB said...

Love the pom poms, am intrigued by the bow maker too :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the journaling tag! You lost me on step one of the pom pom . . . get your bow maker (LOL!). I would love to come visit your studio and see all your awesome tools.
Rinda

Ladkyis said...

Isn't it strange how butcher's twine is suddenly so popular? I love that idea and might just get my granddaughter to make some pom poms one day after school - oh, what about today LOL

Alison said...

I had some twine arrive in the mail today..and hadn't thought of pom-poms.....I want a bowmaker!!!!
Alison xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

pom-tiddley-om! Love them xxx

Jennifer said...

Oh these pom poms are too cute!! What a great way to use twine!! A lovely card and I just totally love the look of twine on cards! My card making is helping me to use up my life time supply of twine that I ordered! ;)

Melissa said...

Great pompoms and so simple - I need to try this with my new twine!

Gem's Crafts said...

Very cute, and how clever!

alexa said...

Very neat! I bet you're glad you held onto that bowmaker ...

JulieJ said...

I'd never thought of using my bowmaker to make pompoms. Now i know how I can make those little chrysanthemums I've wante dto make.
thanks for the tip

laurie said...

so cute - rustic but cheery!

Carmen said...

Oooh I've missed so many of your posts! I've never seen pom poms made this way - only the way where you cut the cardboard circles and thread wool round and round and round and round and round... Yours are very cute :)

Been spending a lovely 10 minutes sitting here with a cuppa and catching up, love the story of your sampler and the dinged tin. Such precious memories captured forever.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

That little bow maker gadget thing is pretty wonderful! Never seen anything like that before. What a great use for the twine, such lovely pom-poms!

Rhona said...

I've never seen pompoms made like that before - so much easier than wrapping round cardboard circles! Great idea Sian xx

Bubbles said...

Great idea! Love the tag too :)

Becky said...

I love it!

Lisa said...

what a clever idea! and super cute to add to all sorts of things. as a child, I was fond of making big fluffy pom poms but these mini versions are so much fun! TFS

Sandra said...

I so enjoy your ideas

Curlywiggles said...

You are a genius!! Love it.

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