And though the girls on the blog made this...
...which is beautiful in itself, I inspired by this photo they linked to:
|Both images via http://honestlywtf.com/. |
So, I went about trying to find a pom pom maker here in Calgary. I couldn't find the one they recommended, the Clover brand. But I found this Lion Brand one at Michael's, so I bought it. It was like $3.
So, plan B. I searched the web for alternatives and came across this Youtube video:
And that technique looked really easy and fast, and BONUS - I could make myself one of those pom pom trees quite easily! So off to Home Depot I went to get some doweling.
Problem: I did not have a 1/2" drill bit. I had one that was a wee bit smaller. I decided to make do because the new drill bit would have been about $30 and I didn't really want to spend that on something I wasn't sure was going to work. So I used my smaller bit and tried to widen the hole by moving my drill around a bit in the circle. It kinda worked. I wasn't really able to get the smaller dowels to go through the whole way like the ones in the video. So decided just to glue gun them in place.
And I just glued the big dowel to a leftover piece of hardwood flooring.
Now that I've tried it and it works, I think I will invest in the drill bit so I can make an adjustable one, like this one:
Then you can make big pom poms and small pom poms and everything in between!
Okay, so I started making pom poms. I sat on the couch and watched the Food Network all night and drank wine and made pom poms. It was quite a nice evening, actually.
|See? Food Network.|
|This is a cute little pouf!|
And then I started to tie them to my wreath frame. And a sneak peak at my cat tent! A post on that is coming soon!
And I kept making pom poms and making pom poms until I got to this!
I sprayed some polyurethane over the pom poms before I put the wreath up to help protect it from the weather.
And that's that! A cheerful pom pom wreath!