We both agree that the look of a fabric pom-pom (like the one I made here) is to-die-for. But guess what. ONE fabric pom-pom uses almost A YARD OF FABRIC to make! Crazy. I experimented with smaller, hand-sewn pom-poms that used less fabric, but when one sister-in-law said they resembled “used tissues” I got a bit flustered with fabric, and moved on to my old friend, paper.
I folded the circles in half, and half again. I then opened the folded circles so that the creases were visible. I squished all four sides, so that the circle resembled a square, and then pressed two opposing sides together. (What?! Photos below… )
But I am bringing all of my fabric attempts, and the dainty needle-felted heart garland I also made (seen here above the paper pom-poms) but ultimately, it’s up to my niece… keep ya posted on what she likes best! (And PS- If she doesn’t love the paper pom-poms, they will be strung above my couch on a permanent basis! I’m love how her colors match my circa 2001 Ikea blanket!