Pom-poms are popping up everywhere in party decor, accessories, and they might be the perfect addition for the holidays. Pom-Poms! (Quirk Books) by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright features 25 projects that uses a variety of methods and materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers, and of course, yarn.
A little background from Sarah: "I've always loved making pom-poms whether it was for my ice AND roller skates when I was a kid and lately poms seem to adorn every knit hat I make or gift I wrap. My favorite project to make these days are the pom-pom flowers. They can add a pop of color to any room and they last forever!"
Sarah has suggested a few items:
- Yarn: Have fun with bright colors (an acrylic blend is fine)
- Floral stem wire: Look for it in the floral section
- Scissors: A small, sharp pair is useful
- Crochet thread: Helps with tying pom-poms
- Pom-Pom maker (optional): A useful tool for making a lot of poms, but the book has other methods for making them
- Hot-Glue Gun (not pictured)
You may even be thanked with your very own pom-pom bouquet!
We are big fans of Sarah's other book, Craft-a-Day. Make sure and check that one out too!
Congratulations Sarah and Lexi!