I have been decorating my house for fall. Truthfully, I don’t really like decorating for fall. I know there will be a lot of haters out there, but fall is not my favorite season. The days are getting darker and even though I am supposed to be enjoying the present moment, I know what is coming down the pipeline… winter. But unfortunately, summer must end. My summer decor starts to feel out of place in the fall and I have the need to cozy things up a bit.
As part of my decorating this past weekend, I decided to take on a little craft project and make some of these pom pom flowers in a fall color that I have seen around the internet.
What you’ll need:
- Yarn (I used Red Heart, any inexpensive yarn will work)
- Glue Gun (my favorite crafty tool lately)
- Some small sticks from a bush in your yard
You first need to make the pom poms. I found the easiest way to do this is to simply wrap the yarn around two of your fingers. I wrapped anywhere from 50 to 70 times depending on how full I wanted the pom poms to be. Don’t wrap too tight, otherwise you won’t be able to get it off your fingers and your fingers will turn blue!
After wrapping the yarn, slip the yarn off of your fingers. Cut a single piece of yarn about 6 – 8 inches long and tie it tight around the center of your looped yarn.
Cut through the loops of the yarn so they are now straight pieces.
(Sorry the picture is blurry here)
Then give your pom pom a haircut so the pieces are even.
(Remnants from the pom poms haircuts)
Finally, take a pom pom and glue it to a stick with your glue gun.
There you have some simple pom pom flowers. They remind me of the flower allium (although those are usually purple) or maybe even mums. In any event, I think they are fun, it was a quick craft project and they brighten my fall spirits. –June