Hello there lovely Buttoneers! It has been a while but I am back and a little more organised with my Create 28 craft blog challenge. If you are a newbie Buttoneer, you can catch up here! So, about a week ago I decided that I ought to be a bit more focused about this blog challenge. It had suddenly dawned on me that I was quickly watching the weeks pass and happily making little doses of crafty goodness but that I hadn’t actually mapped out what I was going to make and if I even had enough weeks to make them in before my birthday in June.
I am normally a really organised person, so the fact that I was just bobbing along, barely keeping my head above water was a little stressful and my brain went into anxiety mode. So, I sat down (with my fiancé and a large mug of tea) and put together a rough list of 28 things I wanted to explore for this challenge and how many weeks I had to make them.
I swear it took me a week to get over the shock and pure panic my little smushy face portrayed in the fearful moment when it dawned on me that I might have bitten off more than I could cram into said smushy face.
Which brings me to today – a sensible today. A ‘if I want even the slightest chance of completing this challenge I had to be realistic’ today. A today where I tell you that I am going to start combining my different items into single blog posts. Don’t worry, this doesn’t really affect you lovely Buttoneers too much. I am still going to aim to make 28 different crafty handmade items before my birthday; I am just going to share them with you in little groups. The blog post writing is getting in the way of the actual making, what with the photographing, editing, writing, the tea drinking, the social media etc etc, so this way I am putting more focus on the making at the same time as keeping the quality of my blog posts. For example (and so we can all move on) today I am sharing three pom pom garlands with you. I was meant to be sharing Two – One in each colour combination but I got a little carried away with the pom pom making! So Number 5 in my Create 28 challenge is one colour combination and number 6 is a different size and a another colour combination.
Voilà! – 2 items just in 1 blog post = more time to make numbers 7-28 (fingers crossed!)
Okay, so speech over now and without further ado…N.5&6 in my Create 28 craft blog challenge….
Do you remember waaaay back when I made a pom pom garland out of some tiny pom poms my mum had cut off her socks? We had a little Pom Pom Party? Well, those fluffy little creatures stuck with me and I just had to make some more, this time with fuzzy little handmade pom poms in different little sizes.
No. 5 in this challenge is my nautical inspired pom pom garland with bright royal blues and crisp white yarn/wool. Each handmade medium sized fluffy pom pom is hugged by two small sized pom poms in the same colour and these patterns alternate in colour throughout the garland, first with white followed by blue and so on. The whole garland holds 27 pom poms in total, 18 small pom poms and 9 medium pom poms.
This pom pom garland is approx. 200cm long (I will also be listing a 190cm one in the Eliston Button Etsy Shop too!) from loop to loop and I think that the brilliant royal blue yarn/wool contrasts beautifully with the crisp white and creates a fresh, bright feel to wherever it is lovingly hung.
No. 6 in my challenge is my Denim Blue, Deep Purple and Cream Wool/Yarn Pom Pom Garland.
This pom pom garland has gorgeous tones of denim blue and deep purple with a touch of warm cream at each end. Each handmade medium sized fluffy pom pom alternates in colour starting with one colour and changing to the other until each end, which holds a small cream pom pom as a finishing touch. The whole garland holds 19 pom poms in total, 17 medium sized pom poms and two small cream ones.
This pom pom garland is approx. 145cm long from loop to loop and I love the gorgeous denim blue toned wool/yarn that compliments beautifully with the rich deep purple and creates a warm, cosy feel to wherever it is lovingly hung, completed with a small fuzzy warm cream pom pom at each end.
As an extra bonus dose of crafty goodness and as I mentioned before, I got a little carried away
watching ‘Pretty Little Liars’ on Netflix making pom poms in front of the telly, I was able to string together a smaller version of No.6 without the cream end poms, to add to the Eliston Button Etsy Shop too! Hooray!
The whole garland holds 12 pom poms in total and is approx. 110cm long from loop to loop.
There is something about those fluffy little balls of crafty goodness that just make you smile.
Thoughts of parties, home décor and lots of fun are definitely words I also combine with thoughts of pom poms which is why I was excited to create pompom garlands to hang in your home.
You don’t need a special event or occasion to brighten up a room, a mantelpiece, a wall or even a door frame with a pom pom garland. You need just a cup of happy thoughts, a pinch of excitement and a dollop of play which will allow your pom pom garland to create a burst of fun to any area of your home or party.
The furry little fluffle pom poms are hand-sewn onto a double thread of looped wool/yarn which gives a delicate appearance but has a strong hold. A loop is tied on to each end for ease of hanging and pom poms are secure in their places, but are easily pushed along the string to form a smaller garland or to spread them out a little bit more!
I had a lot of fun playing with pom poms for these garlands and am thrilled that I was able to cover No.5 & 6 in the Create 28 craft blog challenge in one week with this new method! What do you think? Did you enjoy this crafty adventure? What colour combinations would you chose? More importantly where would you hang a fluffy dose of handmade crafty goodness in your home? I would love to hear all about it!
I will launch the Pom Pom Garlands into the Eliston Button Etsy Shop straight after this post! Go! Go! Go! 🙂
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!