Large Fabric Pom Pom – Upcycled Christmas Decoration

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I don’t know about you but this week is flying by, its almost Christmas. I love this season but I’m not so keen on the volume of items on my to-do-list! In our home our children have their birthday, one ten days before Christmas and one ten days after Christmas. Thankfully my gifts are made – I gave the infinity scarves away to my group of friends who I meet with for compline once a month. They loved them:)

If you are trimming up you may love this fabric pompom. Initially made as part of an application to Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas program, I wasn’t successful in my application for decorating a Christmas tree with recycled decorations but I enjoyed trying.

Who doesn’t love a pom pom?? They can have so many uses for the Christmas season – create a recycled pom pom garland to hang across the mantlepiece or use them as baubles on your tree.

This pom pom is made with former curtains, sheeting and fabric that’s been in my stash since art college days (rather embarrassing that I have fabric stashed for 20+ years!)

You will need:

either a pom pom maker orcardboardd

selection of fabric

thread

To make:

Create strips of fabric approximately a centimeter wide. If you are fortunate your fabric will rip easily and quickly.

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Randomly wrap different fabric around the side of the pom pom maker (follow the manufacturers instructions on the packet).

 

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Once you have filled both sides of the pom pom find your sharpest scissors and patiently cut through the layers of fabric.

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Tie the pom pom together creating a loop for hanging on our Christmas tree.

Large pompom created from fabric scraps

I think pom poms look truly awesome on the tree, and whats more they use lots of fabric long overdue an outing from the cupboard!

Have a very lovely Christmas, thank you for all the reads, shares and comments. I appreciate you accompanying me on my creative journey.

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4 Comments

  1. December 21, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I love your blog. All the ideas are great.

    Regards from CHILE

    • Vicky
      December 21, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words:)

  2. December 21, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    What a neat idea to use up fabric scraps for pom poms to decorate a tree! I can imagine a whole tree filled with these in all different colours!!
    Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas Vicky!!
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  3. December 23, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    This is so cute Vicky! Great photos too.

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