How many times have you caught yourself looking outside hoping to catch a glimpse of the sun or really any indication that spring could possibly be around the corner? Don’t get me wrong, winter is absolutely beautiful, but this girl is ready for some warmer weather already! Springtime brings sunshine, color, and my personal favorite part, beautiful flowers. Right now there is a shortage of those beautiful blooms, which is why I decided to make my own.
These bright pom-pom flowers are the perfect antidote to winter, and more than likely you already have all of the materials. So get ready for this DIY project to brighten up your home and get you ready for spring!
• gold spray paint
• bundles of yarn
• glue gun
• green felt
• lace, ribbon, and/or twine (to tie)
- Gather equal length sticks (this is a perfect job for the little ones) and grab a can of gold spray paint.* Any color will look great, just make sure to turn over each stick and fully spray the “stem.”
*Always spray in a well-ventilated area, wear gloves, and cover all valuable surfaces.
- Grab the yarn of your choice and proceed to wrap the string around three fingers 60-80 times. Depending on how many fingers you use will either make the flowers bigger or smaller. If you want a medium size pom-pom I would recommend using three fingers and wrapping the string 70 times around your fingers!
- Once you are done wrapping the yarn around your fingers, cut the yarn. Cut another piece approximately four to five inches long — just enough to loop through your fingers and tie through the middle of the pom-pom.
- Slide your scissors through one half of the poof and cut the yarn. Then cut the other half.
- Proceed to trim the poof to make it even and fluffy. Then roll it between your hands to shape it like a flower.
- Take your hot glue gun and glue the end of the stick. Stick it directly into the middle of the pom-pom and hold it for a couple seconds.
- Cut one to two leaf shapes from the green felt.
- Put a drop of glue on the end of the leaf and place it behind the stick in your desired location. I liked placing them near the poof so they wouldn’t get in the way when we tied our bundle of pom-pom flowers together.
- You can decorate your home with a single pom-pom flower or create a variety of flowers for your very own bouquet. If you decide to make a few, repeat the previous steps. Then, gather a ribbon, place it underneath the sticks, and tie them all up.
- Admire your handiwork and repeat the steps for a full bouquet of colorful flowers!
Additional credit to Kelly Hanelt, who contributed to this DIY.More On