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Topic: Making pompoms, plain and eyeball. Tutorial included.  (Read 3224 times)
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« on: July 14, 2016 03:29:01 PM »

This is a fun craft to do with kids.
Cut 2 of this sort of disk shape from stiff cardboard.


Start wrapping with yarn.


If you're finding it awkward just fold the edges of your form out of the way.


Lots of rounds will make a denser pom in the end. Different results come from smaller or larger forms, centre holes, thicknesses of yarn and how much you wrap.


Wedge scissors blades between the two disks and cut all the way around the form being careful not to let the yarn fall off.


Put a long piece of yarn between the disks and tie it very tightly in a knot catching all the strands.


The pom will be very fluffy and silly looking so trim well with scissors. Just keep turning and trimming to even out the shape, shake the pom and fluff it up now and then. You can trim off the long strand or keep it to hang the pom pom from later.


This is messy, if you can do it outside all the better. Catch the trimmings in a bowl for easier clean up.


Ooh, pretty!


Ready to try some fun shapes? How about an eyeball?

Some black for the pupil (you could even do a small spot of white in here for a highlight).


Cover that with the colour of your choice.


Cover all with lots of white.


AHHH, the hairy eyeball!


Trim lots and voila! I gave it to my teenager, he totally approved. High praise indeed Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016 05:18:25 PM »

CLM...the hairy eyeball...you are so silly and I love it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016 12:26:29 AM »

LOL - do you have a thing for eyeballs?Huh


Would be awesome to have an eyeball ornament tree!  Or for those to be left as abandoned art... do they make glow in the dark yarn???
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016 04:05:35 AM »

Very cool CLM!  I had no idea you could make eyeball pompoms.

And after seeing the container at you house I have to ask if you have another for these yarn bits.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016 07:01:34 PM »

There are tutorials for all sorts of poms here, fruit, flowers, creatures, different eyeballs. Very cool!

http://blog.mrprintables.com/category/crafts-diy/pompom-tutorials/

I thought I'd try another shape. I don't quite have the placement right but I'll get the hang of it with practice. Super fun, except trimming. That part makes a lot of fluffly floof. I'll use it for stuffing something.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016 05:56:30 AM »

Aw, that face is cute!!  Thanks for the link too CLM!!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2016 05:56:46 AM »

These were probably one of the first crafty things my mom taught me to make way back when. We used to make dozens of them and put them on our roller skates. Great tutorial CLM!
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2016 11:07:35 AM »

You can leave the yarn bits outside for birds - they add them to their nests.

Thanks for the tutorial.
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2016 09:43:20 AM »

I love the eyeball and how neat your finished  pompoms look. Thanks for sharing how you make them. Smiley
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