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Do It Yarnself

I am slightly embarrassed with my attempt at title humor.  Forgive me? It’s no secret that the writing portion of blog posts is not my strong point so just move on along  and get to the pictures!

Yarn poms are definitely not a new idea, and neither are yarn pom flowers.  I’m trying to practice my craftiness, though, so I bought two skeins of yarn and went to work! I thought the yellow ones could sorta-kinda-maybe be an alternative to Billy Balls (Craspedia) if you find yourself with more time than money in your wedding planning journey. 

Obviously you could spend more time shaping them for a more polished look.  I really love how the white turned out though! It reminds me of cotton.

I basically followed these instructions for the pom flowers, but cut the strings down once the loops were tied.  Then I shaped and shaped and shaped! (Hey, if you have any ideas on what I can do with tons of scrap yarn fuzz, let me know!)  Green floral wire was my quick stem for today’s purpose. 

The yarn ball flowers are just yarn wrapped around a small styrofoam form. 

For cost estimating purposes, here’s my breakdown:

Yarn ~ $2.29 per skein (you could make approximately a zillion poms out of 1 skein)
Styrofoam balls ~ $3.00 for 12
Floral Wire ~ $2.50 for 115 feet

Ta-da! What do you think? I hope you don’t hate it because they will make a cameo appearance again tomorrow in a centerpiece idea I’m working on…

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10 responses

  1. wow you made those??? love them!!!!

    February 9, 2011 at 3:27 AM

    • Yes and I have the yarn dust to prove it! Ha.

      February 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

  2. Ariella M.

    My grandmother used to make little yarn poms like that when she made stuffed animals. I can’t really remember how she did it. Those would look cute with my crocheted wedding bouquets!

    February 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM

  3. Wow, those are adorable!! Great job girl. :)

    February 9, 2011 at 11:59 AM

  4. These are adorable! Love them! :)

    February 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM

  5. Those are beyond adorable!! I love them!

    February 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM

  6. These are super cute! Love them!

    February 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

  7. These are so cute! I love them, what a great idea….they remind me of the yellow billy balls! :)

    February 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM

  8. Ha! I love your joke! And I love these even more! Super, super fun and seemingly really easy! Fab post, my dear! {A}

    February 9, 2011 at 10:22 PM

  9. OMG – I am dying right now! You are just too cute. Seriously, I just started making some of these for a guest post I am working on! I adore them…and they are such a great option as they last forever ;-))))

    xoxo
    kristi

    February 10, 2011 at 2:47 PM

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