I snatched up quite a bit of free/very low priced yarn this summer and have a big bag staring at me in the sewing room. Mittens and other items have been made from this stash, but I have had the most fun making pompoms. The girls have made them, too. We used cardboard forms we made ourselves, pinterest is full of ideas, and we used a really nice tutorial on mr. printables.
I discovered I can get a little weird with the trimming. It's hard to stop, and when I think I am done, I find more fluff to trim. So I have started timing myself, working only for a few minutes and then moving on. I have enjoyed making these much more since I have set a trimming time rule for myself. It's the little things.
We plan to tie them to gifts and make key chains to clip to bags and zipper pulls. I bought a pack of these Metal Swivel Clasps on a whim and have used them for so many projects. They will be perfect to attach the pompoms to—making them easily clip-able.
- we have been watching the 16 Holiday Life Hacks over on mental floss, and laugh every time. We adore all the life hack videos over there and use uncooked spaghetti to light candles all the time.
- I love these delicately illustrated free prinatble holiday gift tags by Kelli Murray