Today’s craft is one of my favourite kinds – a simple technique and few materials that allows you to create something with impact – felt flower pom poms.
These can be adapted to any size, using exactly the same method.
One sheet of A4 felt made me a pom pom approximately 6cm in size. Either using a template, or something round to guide you [I used the lid of a stationery storage tin], cut at least 9 circles of felt.
Once all your circles are cut, each needs to be folded and fixed in place at the fold, twice.
To fix my felt, I used my trusty glue gun [I’ll be posting a review on this next week] – it was the quickest and easiest way, but you could also use fabric glue, or sew the fold in place [staples will also work, but will alter the shape of your final pomp om slightly and be a little less flexible to work with]. Add a small dot of glue in the centre of the circle and fold in half until secure:
points with glue - attach them so that the folds are lined in the opposite direction:
Fix this in place with more glue:
Like traditional pom poms, the more felt circles you add, the more dense the final pom pom.
to decorate bowls/vases:
here, here and here.