Friday, August 19, 2011

Twine Technique: Pom Pom Tutorial

There is nothing better then something soft and fluffy coupled with bright and fun! That's what we have when you combine the new Doodle Twines with the Petite Print papers and my Cricut machine. Here's a close-up of the project, but you can scroll down and see the whole project. But first, I was so excited to share this new technique I learned, pom pom making!!

I just received my first set of Doodle Twin and new this was the perfect project to create with using this fun product.

And I thought it would be fun to give you some sort of size reference, so these are my most favorite Fiskar scissors next to one of the new Doodle Twin Spools. Isn't it the yummiest little spool of twine??


I saw this fun idea one day when I was surfing around Pinterest and have been dieing to give it a try with the new Doodle Twines. It's super easy and you'll love the end result.

Step 1: Wrap twine around fork.


Step 2: Wrap it 20-25 times around the fork.

Step 3: Cut a small piece of twine and thread through center of fork and tie around both sides of twine and tie into square knot.



Step 4: Pull off fork and it should look like this.

Step 5: Cut through loops and it should look like this...but wait you're not done.

Step 6: Fluff pom pom as much as you can and then start trimming until it starts to take ball foam.

Here is used the new Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge to create these 3D flowers, which were perfect for my fun mini pom poms. Once they were assembled (see steps above), I simply threaded them through the center holes of the flowers and hot glued into place.

I thought it would be fun to decorate this $1.00 frame from Ikea. I didn't have a good photo or quote to add to the center yet, but the start of my craft is by far the fun pom pom flower centers. 

Let us know if you try this fun Doodle Twine Technique!! Post your pictures to our Facebook wall too and we can all enjoy your creations inspired by this post today. 

Have a great weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Those are so cute! I love the colors and texture. I hope I don't use up all of my twine making pompoms, now. ;)

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  2. oh my goodness those pom poms are so darn cute! oh and i LOVE that twine.. I NEED every color--yes i said it I NEED! them!! hehehehehhe

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  3. OMG I love this, just wish I had me some twine to make those cute pompoms...

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  4. ACK!!! LOVE that. I am going to need LOTS more twine. Wonder if my two boys would like some pom pom socks. LOL!

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  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!! I see LOTS of things with pom-poms in the near future! hehehe!

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  6. That is super cute! Love Love Love!!

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  7. My head is exploding with ideas! Wow! LOVE them!

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  8. So fun! I can't wait to try this...and can't wait to get some of those adorable little spools!

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  9. Where can I find the twine?? I've been all over the web looking for it and I'm getting really frustrated!! HELP!!! :)

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  10. What a cute and fun technique! Thanks!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. wow! that technique really makes the flowers look real! thanks for sharing!

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  12. what die cuts did you use for the flowers

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  13. That has to be the simplest instructions for pom poms I have ever seen! Almost inspires me to make some.....

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  14. Well I'm a pom pom fan from way back and this has just sparked my interest again... totally love the way you've done them around the fork and the whole project is the cutest darn thing... Love it!

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  15. I just love that techique I have to try it, thanks for sharing your talent with us
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  16. What a totally genius project! LOVE the pom poms and can't wait to make them!!! I have to say the fork idea was the bomb diggity as well!!!

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  17. How adorable! How cool that you used a fork....so clever!

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  18. What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. Awesome idea! I can't wait to try it!

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  20. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing, now I'm ready to make some.

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  21. Yep, I am totally trying this!

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  22. You can go to this website to order the Bakers Twine

    http://www.thebakerstwine.com/

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  23. Lovely pom poms ! These are so cute and adorable! !


    Martin Jonson
    Sydney,Ausrialia
    pom poms
    paper pom poms

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