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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fancy Pom Pom Pens tutorial!

These are so cute and addicting to make!
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To begin, we need to know how to make a pom pom!
I take a strip of cardboard...2 inches wide (doesn't matter how long)
and wrap your bakers twine, yarn, 
embroidery floss, thread, rope...around it.
 Keep wrapping!
The bigger pouf you want it to have, the more you need to wrap it!
I say about 100 times...or so.

When it is bulky enough,
carefully slide off the cardboard, keeping it bundled.
Take some wire, more yarn or twine, or a twist tie, 
and wrap it tight around the center of the bundle.
Use wire or something stiff if you are planning to make this into a pen!
 Then cut those loops carefully.  
Essentially you will have a bundle of about 2 inch pieces, 
so don't pull hard or you will pull out your yarns.
 Should look like this.  Then you will need to trim that pom pom.
Cut the yarns to form a ball. 
Now we have a pom pom on a wire...
or string if you tied it off with yarn!
Now, you will want to make a million pom poms!

PART 2:
For the pen tutorial:
I use these pens.
why?  Because they are CHEAP!
97 cents for 10...Walmart
 And because they do this:

 Yes, replaceable...so you don't have to chuck your 
hard work when the ink runs out!

 So, take the pom pom and glue the 
wire right along side the pen.
(obviously the part of the pen that doesn't do the writing)
 Then while the glue is still warm, wrap your yarn or twine 
or ribbon around the pen and work your way down.
 Keep wrapping down until about 1.5 inches from the tip...
to leave room for the lid
{ask me how I know that one!}
Then hot glue a little dab to keep it in place!
It would be fun to do this with different colored ink pens too!

 So next I used this ombre crochet/embroidery type string...
 I love love love how these ones turned out!  
The pom poms are a bit stiffer than 
the bakers twine, but so darling!
More to come tomorrow!





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2 comments:

Natasha SerenityYou said...

love these!!! what a cute idea!!!!

pinned!! would also love it if you could share this on my link party @ www.serenityyou.com

xxx

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Those are super cool! Great idea to make sure the pens are refillable too. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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