Little Yarn Flowers

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
  • Scissors

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!

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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.

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Cut through the loops of the yarn so they are now straight pieces.

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(Sorry the picture is blurry here)

Then give your pom pom a haircut so the pieces are even.

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(Remnants from the pom poms haircuts)

Finally, take a pom pom and glue it to a stick with your glue gun.

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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

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