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Dorothy's DIY Decorations

Dorothy's DIY Decorations

Following on from Wednesday’s post about our customer Dorothy’s marvellous knitting. We wanted to share her step-by-step guide helping you create your own festive fluffy pom-pom.

You will need:

  • Cardboard (the side of an old box works just fine)
  • Wool
  • Pen or pencil
  • Tumbler glass
  • Two pence coin
  • Scissors
  1. Place the tumbler on the cardboard and draw around it to make a circle. Repeat to make a second disc.
  2. Place the coin in the centre and draw around it to create an inner circle on each disc.
  3. Cut these out to create two doughnut shapes, with a little slice cut out of each.
  4. Put the discs together with the gaps lined up. This space allows you to easily wrap the wool.
  5. Begin wrapping your wool around the cardboard. Don’t wrap it too tight.
  6. Continue wrapping until the cardboard is covered in a few layers of wool. The more layers you build, the fluffier your pom-pom will be. Once you’ve wrapped it round enough, cut the wool and tuck in the end.
  7. Start snipping through the wrapped yarn all along the edge of the ring. Be sure to cut every strand. Sharp scissors with a small point make this bit easier. As you cut the wool, be careful not to let the cut pieces slip out of the opening in the middle.
  8. When the edges are all snipped, cut a length of wool and tie it around the middle of the pom-pom – between the two layers of cardboard. Pull the yarn as tight as you can without snapping it.
  9. Pull off the cardboard and use your wool to create a loop for hanging.
  10. Trim off any untidy edges.
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3 December 2021

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