Have you thought of decorating with colorful pompoms? - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

Have you thought of decorating with colorful pompoms?

It’s impossible for something to be dull or dreary when it is full of bright and festive pompoms. If you feel like your home is looking plain, colorless or severe, whip up these quick crafts and transform your interior design in a pinch.

Before you pick what decorative piece to make, you need to build up your supply of bulky yarn to put together your pompoms. To get started, you should go to the website Yarnspirations to browse through a wide selection of brands, colors, weights and fibers like acrylic, cotton, nylon, polyester, wool and various blends. Options like Bernat Mega Bulky yarn, Bernat Softee Baby Chunky, Bernat Pop Bulky and Patons Shetland Chunky will be ideal for pompoms. A super bulky yarn will get them to be incredibly fluffy and round, whereas a thinner choice will make them floppy or droopy. The convenient website will help you will find lots of online deals on yarn and on crafting tools or accessories, like a pompom maker that can make the creative project go by a lot faster.

 You can easily learn how to make pompoms by wrapping your yarn around the tines of a fork, tying it off at the middle and then cutting the edges with a pair of scissors until it is a perfect sphere. It’s possible to do this technique using only your fingers, but some people find it frustrating to coordinate. Another idea would be to take a rectangle of cardboard and cut a thick line out of the middle — wrap the yarn around the width of the cardboard, then loop your final piece through the gap, tie it off and snip the edges to make a ball. Your first few attempts may not meet your high expectations so have lots of yarn on hand and give yourself time to practice.

There are a variety of pompom craft ideas that you can try out when you feel like adding some more pizzazz to your home’s front doorstep, your living room or even your baby’s nursery. You can put together a fluffy and colorful wreath that will brighten up a doorway all-year round — the website Yarnspirations will have instructions on how to make this and what materials to use. A couple of simple pompom flowers with green-threaded stems will look wonderful sitting in a waterless vase on your coffee table. Create a do-it-yourself pompom rug for the nursery by using baby-friendly yarn to make the fluffy spheres and then tying them through a non-slip mat — this will be a nice soft place that an infant can play and crawl on without injuring their knees.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating with these brilliant and versatile ornaments. They can make a fun addition to fabric corners, they can embellish accessories, or they can coat an entire object’s surface until it is a plush rainbow. You can use your imagination and add them to anything you like, as long as you have a needle and thread or a hot glue gun.


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