First up let me wish you a Happy Easter! I hope your weekend has been a great one with family and/or friends! Our weekend has been a quiet one spent mostly at home, nothing really out of the ordinary for us, but I love any time I get to not drive into work ;)
Today Zack actually woke up a decent hour, heard his footsteps and quickly told him to wait in my room while I “went and made sure the Easter Bunny had actually gone” (which translates to, I want to open all the blinds so I can try and get decent photo’s of you searching for eggs…). Took Zack around…15 minutes to find all the eggs and he literally ran from room to room. Not sure how many more years we have left of this, I know at some point I know he'll figure out the Easter Bunny and Santa deal, but hoping it lasts a couple more years atleast :)
After making pancakes for breakfast I went down the shop’s to buy some wool. Why? Because I was on a mission to make pompoms! Weird I know, but I woke up this morning with this need to make me some pompoms. I’m guessing the late night scrolling of Pinterest is to blame. Now I know it’s not rocket science on how to make pompoms but I thought I’d share how I made mine. I don’t have any fancy pompom maker and I hate using the cardboard templates so instead I use a bangle!
So to make the pompoms I need 3 things – my favourite colours of wool, sharp scissors and a bangle!
I hold the bangle so that four fingers grip one side of the bangle, then I just loop the wool over the middle of the bangle.
Keep looping the wool over the bangle until you are happy with the thickness (more wool = chunky pompom).
Once I'm happy with the thickness I just slide my fingers out of the bangle and sit it on the table. Sometimes the wool will try to slide off the edge but just push it back. I use 2 strands of wool to tie in the middle – given you have to pull tightly, sometimes I find 1 strand will break so it's safer to use 2! I knot one side then loop through and knot again (can always get it tighter on the second go).
Cut the "tops" of your pompom on both sides. (As a side note it is really hard to get photo's of yourself cutting with scissors when you need two hands to do so...ha!)
Once both sides are cut the pompom always looks a little crazy here so you have to trim it up. Channel your inner hairdresser and go to town. I do this over a bin because its messy and wool fibers go everrrrrrywhere.
Easy as! Each pompom takes me somewhere between 5-10 minutes. I spend more time cleaning up the little bits of wool that goes everywhere than I do making them :)
I actually had no plan for what to do with the pompoms once they were made but some awesome ladies on IG suggested a garland and so that's what I did! Just used a needle and twine, threaded it through the centre of each pompom and voila!
I love the end result; really adds some colour to the room and particularly what was a blank white wall!