Making pom poms is a favorite amusement in this house. It’s easy and everyone can choose their favorite colors. With pieces of an egg carton we’ll turn the pom poms into to ice creams, and the ice creams into a garland ! Festive, don’t you think!
You need yarn, scissors, egg cartons, acrylic paint and a brush. You will also need glue, we have used a glue gun.
1. The middle bits of an egg carton has the shape of an icecream cone. Cut out that piece and paint it with acrylic paint.
2. Then make pom poms. We have used a Pom Pom Maker, but you can of course make them the traditional way. For a detailed description on how you use a Pom Pom Maker, check out last year’s Pom Pom Wreath.
3. A gentle trimming may be needed for the pom pom to be smooth. Make sure to keep the strings you tied the pom pom with. We will use them later. If you want extra fluffy pom poms, hold them over boiling water for a while.
4. When the pom poms are done and the cone dry it’s time to put them together. Apply a good layer of glue along the edge of the cone and push on the pom pom with the strings upwards. Then use the strings to tied the icecream onto a ribbon and the garland is finished.
Voila – a delicious icecream garland!
Tiny delicious icecreams now hangs nicely in our room awaiting a party!