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!
On the blog Creative Jewish Mom we found these fabulous geometric stars. Check out Saras great stars here, or check out our slightly developed stars below.
You need yarn, cardboard, scissors, glue and solid colored paper.
1. Start by drawing out circles on the cardboard. We used a paper cup as a template. Cut out the circle and then cut slits evenly in the circle. How many slits you want is up to you, but make sure the slits are evenly spaced. Our circles got 8 and 12 slits.
2. Now is the time to start creating patterns. Thread the yarn in the different slits and watch a pattern grow on the circle. Sara of Creative Jewish Mom has a detailed description of how to make her stars. We got up our patterns by experimenting. The ends of the yarn are then tied together in back.
3. We have chosen to decorate our stars further. Fold a paper into a fan and glue the edges together.
4. Paste the cardboard star to the pleated paper.
They look almost like medals. By cutting different slits and using different colors of yarn and paper the stars can be varied infinitely. Something for a rainy day, perhaps.