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Title: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: hercuteness on June 01, 2006 08:30:22 AM
**EDIT**

in honor of Crafters With Kitties.  quick and dirty PS.



What's more kitschy than a beaded curtain?  How about one made with Pom Poms!



I strung black yarn with pom poms of various sizes and spaced them out.  I was going to string them tightly together, but I liked the bubbly look this gave it. . .and my fingers hurt from stringing pom poms.


i laid the strings out on the floor and hot glued them to big fat popsicle sticks to make the curtain "rod."  then i tucked the whole shebang up into the workings of my stupid vertical blinds.  I think it's much improved, don't you?


i used some jersey loops laced together to make the curtain tie-back.  neato! 


here are some more close-ups.

i broke two needles and burned myself with hot glue.  pretty normal crafting day for me, though.

i hope you like it!

 ;D




Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: Samsara on June 01, 2006 08:33:01 AM
What a fab idea! It looks so cool! Hmmm...might have to have a go at this myself  ;)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: sewitup on June 01, 2006 08:33:27 AM
this is an awesome idea !!! Did you go through the poms ? I might try this idea for my toddlers room ! Thanks for the great pics !!!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: hercuteness on June 01, 2006 08:38:06 AM
yes i went through each pom pom. . .that's how i ended up breaking the needles. . .the smaller pom poms didn't want to cooperate and i got frustrated and wiggled the needle too much.

incidentally, the pom poms are suspended of their own free will. . .i didn't knot the yarn between each pom, though you could certainly do that.

 ;)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: kaleesi on June 01, 2006 08:43:30 AM
I love it! I love the contrast of the black with all those pretty colors too!
Total genious ;)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: goatgoddess on June 01, 2006 08:46:55 AM
Wow that is cool! love it!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: SonjaBoo on June 01, 2006 08:51:20 AM
That is fabulous!  I have been eager to see what people come up with for this challenge-- your entry is great!!  :D


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: artymoi on June 01, 2006 09:19:58 AM
Very cute!   


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: sead on June 01, 2006 09:25:32 AM
Too cute!  And if you ever get tired of them as curtains, you've got some great cat toys! ;)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on June 01, 2006 09:30:08 AM
Genius!

I'm gonna have to make me something like this...I have been collecting "unique" beads of a certain color-scheme for the past 6 years or so, and still don't have enought to make the curtain I want...but this! Inexpensive and way beyond cute


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: junquette on June 01, 2006 09:37:26 AM
that is very unique and I agree the the bubble idea it looks like it's floating to me.  My cat would have a hey day with those!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: jenne_girle on June 01, 2006 09:50:32 AM
That's awesome! My cat, and my toddler would have the pom poms off in no time, but I want one anyway! :)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: dexterchickk on June 01, 2006 10:14:05 AM
Too cute!  And if you ever get tired of them as curtains, you've got some great cat toys! ;)

That was the first thing I thought of!  I've always wanted bead curtains but anything dangly is just asking to be destroyed by my cat.  This would be a cheap and easy bead curtain that would be awsomely cute and be okay for my kitty to attack.  Win win.


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: eirle on June 01, 2006 10:17:21 AM
I LOVE it! What a great idea!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: imreallyjustsam on June 01, 2006 10:25:59 AM
like it?  i LOVE it!   ;D


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: funkyandfried on June 01, 2006 10:27:27 AM
Oh neato! It's very floaty and looks just like... MAGIC POLKA DOTS!! Heck, you could do it with fishing line and make it SUPER MAGIC YOWZA POLKA DOTS. I may have to steal this idea. Ahem.


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: hercuteness on June 01, 2006 10:31:02 AM
wow, thanks!

i don't know if any of you have seen this. . .it seems to have made the rounds on the internet for a year or more. . .but the inspiration for this curtain came from this advert:

http://www.bravia-advert.com/

the quicktime DL is on the bottom right side of the screen. 

 ;D


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: kiwiblue on June 01, 2006 10:39:01 AM
LOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEE IT!!!! so crafty cool  :P


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: tomatedepingles on June 01, 2006 11:43:32 AM
this rocks!

my cats would destroy it in 3 seconds
but its still awesome :)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: RubyTuesday on June 01, 2006 01:43:02 PM
I've seen one before but the pom poms were all uniform in size and spacing but i prefer yours with the different sized pom poms randomly spaced, it looks great - the wonderful mixture of colour and the tiny little pom poms really bring it to life  :)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: *k* on June 01, 2006 03:58:42 PM
this rocks!

my cats would destroy it in 3 seconds
but its still awesome :)

my thoughts exactly!!!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: lisiepeasie on June 01, 2006 06:42:59 PM
Pretty curtain! :D I'd love to look at that all day!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: Kitty Pryde on June 01, 2006 09:12:29 PM
that is awesommmmme!!!!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: Penguinhorde on June 02, 2006 05:37:57 AM
That's fantastic. I want one I want one.

Don't have anywhere to put one really, but I might not let that stop me.


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: bourgeois manque on June 02, 2006 05:59:37 AM
You know, I had the idea of doing this, but then I thought, "nah, it's gonna end up looking crappy." I must say though, you pulled it off rather nicely! Awesome job!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: hercuteness on June 02, 2006 06:03:27 AM
*laughing*

thanks. . .i guess!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: Pretendpeterpan on June 02, 2006 09:36:06 AM
i am SO making one of these! so ingeniuous :)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: norianai on June 02, 2006 11:09:34 AM
That is so cool.  I just moved into a new place and my bedroom has three windows.  I've decicided what curtains I'm making for the main window, but I've been stuck on what to do for the little side ones.  I think this is the answer.  I can't wait to get started.  Thanks for the idea!!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: grrrromit on June 02, 2006 11:17:25 AM
My cat would tear this down in minutes, so I can't make one, but I absolutely LOVE the idea! Yay Pom-poms!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: ayeshcube on June 02, 2006 11:18:35 AM
that is AMAZING!!!! GREAT idea!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: Kappy on June 02, 2006 05:12:41 PM
All I have to say is wow. It is amazing how something that looks so simple can look so good. With the Beaded Curtain and the Pom Pom Clock, you almost have a Target worthy decorative theme.  ;D

Kudos on your Kraft!!!

Kappy


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: hercuteness on June 03, 2006 03:14:19 PM
thanks Kap!

that means a lot coming from a crafty naval engineer like you!

 ;D


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: princesakati on June 03, 2006 05:56:37 PM
My cat would tear this down in minutes, so I can't make one, but I absolutely LOVE the idea! Yay Pom-poms!

I know -- I saw the picture and thought "I bet she doesn't have cats"  :D


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: spazcadet55 on June 03, 2006 09:42:27 PM
absolutely fantastic! I'm going to go buy some pompoms


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: Joler79 on June 04, 2006 03:07:28 AM
 :D now have the perfect thing to do with all my left over pom poms - well would if it wanst for the kids - thats great!! I love how its all random but totally works!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: hercuteness on June 04, 2006 11:18:24 AM
awwww. . .does that mean i won't be able to have nice crafty things when i have a kitty one day? 

DAMN!

and geez.  what happens when you have KIDS?

 ;)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: slb2724 on June 04, 2006 04:11:58 PM
spiffy! too bad my cat would eat it within 10 minutes of me putting it up. sadly the only thing better than string is string with stuff on it! :-\


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: batty on June 04, 2006 04:30:55 PM
this is great! I have had the same cruddy THING on my window for years now and haven't really done much of anything about it. I'll have to make one of these! thanks for the idea ;D


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain!
Post by: hercuteness on June 05, 2006 02:21:46 PM
thanks everyone!  i think crafters with kitties must be WAY more creative than those of us without.  look at all the extra obstacles you have to work around!

 ;D


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: Ralph on June 05, 2006 07:32:13 PM
I love it and the kitty action picture!

It made me laugh so hard that my kitty ran away from me!

-Ralph


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: AmyKT5 on June 05, 2006 10:57:39 PM
Ooh...I've always had a soft spot for beaded curtains (probably because my mom never let me have one and now my fiance won't either, bummer  :-\)  I love yours!  So fun!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: jesintexas on June 06, 2006 09:24:49 AM
You did a fabulous job with the pom poms.  The pom pom curtain is a great alternative to vertical blinds.  My dog would totally eat them, though.  (I don't even want to think about it!)  ;)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: Miss_Vicki on June 06, 2006 09:58:55 PM
Tee hee.  My Dad requested a beaded curtain and I didn't know what to do... untill now.  Thanks!

Off to buy pom poms.  Think I'll cheat a little on that front.  My local bead supplier has pom-poms with small clear tubes through for easy stringing.


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 07, 2006 06:01:48 PM
im so making one!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: Jennasaurus on June 07, 2006 07:42:38 PM
Love it!  Looks amazing!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: alyshajane on June 10, 2006 04:53:45 AM
This is such a faboo project! I really want to make one but it'll have to be shorter as I have a kitty who will see the pom pom curtain as a personal cat toy.

Love the edited photo you added of the kitty attacking the curtain! I'm glad I wasn't drinking when I saw that! lol!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: Dorkariffic on June 11, 2006 04:06:53 PM
I love this! It's such a simple idea, but it looks so wonderful! It's amazingly cheerful.


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: Babsy on June 11, 2006 07:47:52 PM
Love it! Definitely gotta make this one  :)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 12, 2006 04:26:35 PM
made it, looks cute and cats love it


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: iampoison on June 12, 2006 07:52:53 PM
The edited picture is adoreable! I may make a pom pom string rather than a whole curtain just as a cat toy.


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: vernzap on June 14, 2006 08:39:51 AM
Great idea! I'm going to have to give this one a try. :)


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: stoliedina on June 14, 2006 06:52:37 PM
verrrrrrrry awesome - never would of thought of it, so i'm glad that you did!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: corn_fed on June 14, 2006 09:05:59 PM
I love it!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: twoheaded_girl on August 10, 2006 05:43:43 AM
Cool. I actually saw a curtain like this last week in a big Swedish store for approx. 50-60 USD. I thought I might do one myself for a second, but then I thought it was too much of a project. But now Im really inspired again seeing yours, its really great!


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: mich._.elle on November 20, 2006 06:01:32 PM
this is very ikea looking *thumbs up*


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: domUNIQUE on November 20, 2006 06:07:55 PM
i just hit THIS ROCKS...drools


Title: Re: Groovy *Beaded* Pom Pom Curtain! **EDIT**
Post by: aonishi on March 21, 2007 12:36:49 PM
I love this so much. you you mind if i mention it at my craft blog ? that is because we had a pompom making tutorial and now we want to suggest what to do with so  many pom poms !


superziper.blogspot.com


creers


andrea