The author and illustrator Maira Kalman in her ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ once said “I think it’s nice to say the word “pompom” as often as you can” and I think I have to say I agree with her.
My mum gave me them a while back as she knows I am a ‘potential craft project’
hoarder enthusiast and I wasn’t sure what to do with them for ages…
…Until I found out this old ball of looped wool that I had wound into a ball from a cone and stored in an old vintage suitcase (I really must make a blog post about this) and it all just clicked into place.
I love this wool with its whimsical little loops and wispy blue threads. I knew it would be great as a garland string and the pompom party worked its way into my imagination…
…I threaded the looped wool onto my wool needle and pushed it through the centre of the pompoms…
…Leaving a gap between them to show the beautiful wool.
This took up my morning’s workspace as I photographed them along the way so that I could share them with you, but it was great fun creating something different and something so satisfying to piece together.
I think they look great and I finally found a use for the pompoms that sat on my desk for so long taunting me! They are happy little pompom’s now because they have a purpose. They currently live in my dining room and make it all look a bit more fun!
Have you made a pompom garland before? What would you have made with pompoms? I would love to hear all about it.
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!