Thursday, 23 January 2014

Make Your Own Pomting (AKA Pompom Bunting)

Summer school holidays continue here in Australia, and I've been working hard to keep the Two Cheeky Monkeys entertained while also trying to rest and recuperate (being sick is no fun, especially when it's nice and sunny outside).  So as you can imagine, I've been coming up with craft projects that the Monkeys can do with no or limited supervision.  A big hit this past week has been making "pomtings", or pompom buntings!

image pomting pompom bunting pom-pom tutorial diy garland

These whimsical garlands of pompoms were ridiculously easy to make, so I'm only going to share a very simple outline for you (plus I temporarily misplaced my camera charger and couldn't take any decent photos!!!).

To make your own pomtings, you will need:
- a bucket load of pompoms (store bought or homemade)
- baker's twine
- a darning or tapestry type needle with a large eye

Once you've gathered your supplies, all you have to do is tie a knot in one end of your twine (leaving about 5-10cm spare twine at the end for hanging your pomting) and start threading the pompoms on until you are happy with the length.  If you are using homemade pompoms, be very careful to make sure you are threading the twine through the centre of your pompoms, or you may find that they won't be properly secured.  Tie a knot at the other end of your twine (again leaving enough spare twine for hanging) and hang your new creation up in a spot that needs a bit of cheer!  The Cheeky Monkeys simply hung their pomtings over their beds with a few pieces of washi tape.

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