Fork Pompom Garland by Emma Scott-Child
Did you know that you can make a pompom with a fork? It’s a quick way to make a mini pompom.We made a few, then joined them all together in a garland which looks pretty when you hang it around a mirror or a window.
You will need
1. Start by winding some wool around a fork, leaving the gaps at the bottom. Make sure you don’t let it unravel off the end of the fork.
2. Thread some dental floss through the middle gap at the bottom of the fork. This will be the thread that holds the pompom together. I use dental floss because it is incredibly strong so you can pull it very tight.
3. GROWN-UP JOB Tie the dental floss tightly around the wool. This is a grown-up job because it needs to be really tight. Get a helper to place their finger on the knot and tie a double knot.
4. Keep the dental floss ends long; these will help you to tie it onto the garland later.
5. Using the small scissors, cut the wool on one side of the fork. It will spring up like a pompom. Cut the other side as well. Slide it off the fork.
6. Trim the stray bits to neaten it up and make it spherical.
7. Make as many pompoms as you want! Use the dental floss threads to tie the pompoms onto a long piece of wool to make a garland.
8. Now you have a long garland of pompoms!
Fork Pompom Garland is from designer and founder of Ladyland art club, Emma Scott-Child, taken from her new book Quick Crafts for Parents Who Think They Hate Crafts.