Monday, December 8, 2014

Pom Pom and Paper Bow Session!

This past Friday at the Farm we made pom pom garland and paper bow garland.  This wasn't as popular as some of the other sessions, but I think those of you that came were pleasantly surprised at just how cute both garlands were!  Both crafts were rather easy as well, however, they were also very time consuming.  I think maybe 5 ladies were able to finish both sets of garlands.  I am really hoping you guys were able to finish your other set of garland at home this past weekend!

We started off with a bit of instruction.  We used clover pom pom makers to create our pom pom garland.  Once you get the hang of it, they are rather easy to make.  My kids love making these as well.  They come in all different sized from super tiny to a jumbo size.  We have pom poms coming out the whazoo here at the farm!
 You can use any type of yarn to make your pom pom garland.  Some brought sparkly yarn, some baby yarn, and some brought colorful yarn.  Each set was so different and SO happy.  Pom Poms make me happy!

I wanted to keep everyone rather close for this class so people could chat and create together.  Since it required mindless winding of yarn there was lots of talk and fellowship which also makes me happy!  

 I didn't take many pictures of final products.  I don't know why I didn't because this was one of my favorite sessions...but I didn't.  I wish I would have so you can see just how cute these both are!  I used the pom pom maker to make a huge pom pom for a gift we wrapped a couple of weeks ago....I told you the possibilities were endless!  The paper bow garland is just made with scrapbook paper.  Use used Christmas paper, but you can use any kind.  Wouldn't they look so cute hung over a baby crib?  Or hung from your windows?  Ahhh!   I need to go make some for myself!

 Nellie was Oh so kind, again, to create a free downloadable printable for you so you can make your own paper bows at home.  This is what you do:
#1 Gather materials:  Glue, paper clips, scissors, pencil, bakers twine and paper of your choice
#2 Print out your Template
#3 Cut out your template
#4 Trace your cut out template for the bow garland on the BACK of your scrapbook paper
#5 Cut out your bows
#6 Assemble.  Start by folding over the large bow pieced to the middle.  Wrap around the small middle piece and attach the 2 "legs" on the back.  Secure each section with a dab of glue.  We used school glue so they would lay nice and flat.  If you don't hold the bow together in the middle it will just pop open until the glue dries.  We used a paper clip to secure the bow together until the glue dried.  Pull the paper clips off when everything is dry and attach bows to a piece of bakers twine or yard with hot glue.  Boom.   Paper bow garland complete!  You can make these as long or as short as you would like.  You could even make one and use it on your Christmas gifts this year.
You can download your paper bow Template HERE

Thank you to all that attended!  I found the clover pom pom makers at JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  They hardly ever go on sale so use a 40-50% off coupon! Oh, and I forgot to say that we used baker's twine through the middle of the pom poms with a larger needle to attach them together!

Happy bow making and pom pom making!  Off to prep next sessions craft list for you all!

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