Hope your holiday season is continuing on merrily and brightly. I woke up to another world of white this morning:
But now it's that crazy mix of rain and snow and kind of slushy. We keep riding that fine line between snow and rain - so it continues to be kind of messy and ugly at times. I hope mother nature chooses just pretty snow for Christmas next week though.
But today I wanted to share this fun little craft my daughter and I did together recently. We picked up some red and green yarn and then decided to do some easy "old school style" pom-pom's to make a garland for her room.
I'm a child of the 1970's - and back then it was popular to make pom-pom's by winding yarn around a card (like an index card) and making them fun and fuzzy. So Annie and I set to work and made some festive red and green pom-pom's and then threaded them onto a strand of yarn and made our own fun garland.
We picked out some red and green yarn. We then took index cards (I think we used 4x6 - but use whichever size card you want) as that is what I had on hand. You can reinforce the card in some way - or use something stronger like card board if you have it too.
We then wound the yarn in a circle around the card about 70 to 80 times to make them more full. Then take the end of the yard after winding and cut it and thread it through the back of the circle (the part between the yarn and the card) and tie it off.
Then slide your yarn circle off of your card.
Then cut the circle in half (opposite of where it's tied off).
Squeeze the yarn together to make a "ball" on the top.
Tie off that ball with more yarn.
Fluff out your bottom and you have a pom-pom!
Make as many pom-pom's as you want for whichever size garland, or other project, you want to complete.
Then thread a strand of yarn through the tops of the pom-pom's and you have a garland!
If you're like Annie - add some red and green owls for added whimsy!
Then hang wherever you'd like some added festive color. Annie chose her head board.