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Fabric Pom Pom Tutorial

PomPomTutorialI’m not sure I ever officially announced on here but Joseph and I are expecting a little girl! Pretty much since the minute I found out, I started pinning ideas for her nursery. One idea I ran across was fabric pom-poms but I couldn’t find good instructions so I ended up winging it. I plan to use these as part of her mobile, but really I could hang these anywhere and be happy.

Materials

For each Pom Pom I used:
1 Yard of Fabric
1 6inch Styrofoam Ball
Straight Pens
Hot Glue
A pencil
Scissors
Something round to make my circles

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To make the Pom Pom, I folded the fabric into a long strip and traced the round object and cut out about 8 circles at a time.IMG_0385

Once all the circles were cut out, I stuck a pin through the middle of each circle.IMG_0386

Folded the circle overIMG_0387

Added a drop of hot glue right where the pin was stuck throughIMG_0388

Folded over again so it was folded into fourthsIMG_0389

Stuck the fabric into the ball

You continue this until the whole ball is full. Every few pins I’d go through and check to see which sides were too packed in and pull out a fabric circle at random to keep them loose and fluffy.

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Wreath Tutorial No Sew Ruffles with Ribbon

So, apparently sometimes I lie. I say this because I said it would be a couple of days before I blogged again but here I am, the very next day.

Bridge, this ones for you!

Materials you will need:

Foam Wreath
Wired Ribbon, a lot of it
Hot Glue Gun
Straight Pens
Embellishments (I used an owl, some fall leaves and a wooden B)
Ribbon to hang wreath

First, with your main ribbon, you’re going to wrap the foam wreath up as such.

Every few wraparounds, use a straight pen to hold the ribbon into place.

Now, the secret on how to get a ruffle with no sew. The trick is to have wired ribbon like so:

I did not cut my ribbon off the spool since I wasn’t sure how much I needed.
Then you want to take one end and start to pull it out

You can sort of see the wire pulled out on the top right.

Keep pulling and the ribbon will start bunching up and turns into a ruffle

Keep pulling and threading until your ruffle is long enough for your wreath. I did two layers or ribbon and secured them with straight pins.

Glue your embellishments on with hot glue.

For the ribbon I hot glued and pinned the ribbon on to make it extra secure.

And that’s how you make a fall wreath.

Have questions? Let me know, I’ll answer ’em!

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