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Crafting with Martha and Amy: Pom-Pom Toms

By craftyamy |

ugly pom pom turkeys

For those of you who are new to the series, I’m a crafter. A crafter who is following along with Martha Stewart’s recent holiday release, Handmade Holiday Crafts. It’s a brilliant book with beautiful projects, and I have committed to doing one a week for a year. This week wasn’t so successful. I cut corners, and that never results in anything good. The main problem I was having was finding materials that I needed, so I made some substitutions. I was thinking when I made the substitutions (ad hoc at the craft store) that they wouldn’t be a big deal, but it turns out they are. All I have to say is Martha, I’m so sorry that I butchered your pom-pom toms. Click through the jump to see what they should have looked like and what went wrong.

Pom Pom Tom

Here are the original toms. Aren’t they cute and sweet? My version resembles family members from the wrong side of the tracks. My little toms look like they’ve been through a lot, and that’s because they have. They suffered shortcuts and endless hot gluing – only coming out on the other side to look like this. You really have to check out the slide show to see the details, but I do have one promise for you: I will try harder next time!

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Crafting with Martha and Amy: Pom Pom Toms

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I started with felt, pom-pom makers and acrylic yarn because I couldn't find the wool. I think this was my first big mistake.



About craftyamy



Amy Anderson is a crafty, DIY kind of girl who lives in Atlanta with her pug. She writes for Babble Home, and her work has appeared on Design Sponge as well as in Woman's Day and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read craftyamy's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Crafting with Martha and Amy: Pom-Pom Toms

  1. Debbie Linton says:

    How cute & funny!!! I was very entertained by your slide show. You craft like I do, but you kept going when I would have said the heck with it. Thanks for a few chuckles!

  2. Angie says:

    OMG these are too fabulous. We’ve all been there. Um…at least….the tails look nice…? Maybe you can call them the Toms That Just Barely Got Away. ;)

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