Mar 09 2012

Craft Tutorial: Pom Pom Mushroom

Pom Pom Mushroom top

Today’s project is quick and fun; give it good ten minutes, and you’ll have a cute pom pom mushroom :)

You’ll need:

  • scissors
  • yarn (red, white and cream)
  • 2 pom pom makers in different sizes
Pom Pom Mushroom tool

I’m using these two pom pom makers by Clover (45mm and 20mm). You can use whatever size you want, and you can make the smaller pom pom (for the stem) without a maker indeed (for how to make pom poms with a folk, please read this post). However, you will need a pom pom maker for the cap because you need to make a ‘half’ pom pom.

Instructions:

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1) Wrap the white yarn 5 times at the bottom of the bigger pom pom maker, tie a knot, and trim the edge.

2) Wrap the red yarn evenly around the pom pom maker. Tie a knot and trim the edge.

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3) Wrap the white yarn 7 times each on the right and left side of the pom pom maker, tie a knot, and trim the edge.

4) Wrap the red yarn evenly around the pom pom maker. Make sure that there aren’t any white yarns showing. It looks really chunky, I know, but this will make the pom pom nice and dense.

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5) Close the maker, and set aside.

6) Make a pom pom with the cream yarn in anyway you like (but don’t tie it just yet).

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7) Cut through the yarn around the circle. This is my favourite bit! You can see the dots on the cap :)

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8) Cut a separate piece of white yarn, and slip it through the makers (the one for the cap). Tie a tight double knot.

9) Open the maker and remove the pom pom.

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10) Next, with the same piece of yarn you just tied the cap, tie a double knot on the cream pom pom.

11) Carefully remove the cream pom pom from the maker. As you can see, the cap will get in the way, but you will get there. Make sure to tighten the wool tie after each step, just in case!

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12) Tighten the wool tie once more; now the cap and the stem will be sitting tightly together.

13) Now, it’s trimming time! Trim the stem first because it’s easier to do so while the cap has longer yarns (well, for me, anyway).

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14) When trimming the cap, you’ll probably have these untidy dots at first.

15) To tidy them up, use the tip of the scissors to re-position the yarns in the right place. Also, roll the mushroom between your fingers several times so that you won’t miss odd bits of long yarns. And when it’s nice and tidy, you’re done!

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Welcome to the mushroom party :) You can adjust the size of the dots by how many times you wind the white yarn (less the smaller, more the bigger).

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Yap, the mushroom party just got bigger! I still don’t know what I’m going to do with the new shrooms…

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Maybe I should add some goggle eyes…(bet they’ll look like mushrooms from Super Mario Brothers)? Any ideas, anyone…?

 

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6 Commnents to “Craft Tutorial: Pom Pom Mushroom”

  1. I know what you mean, Bethany; Mario is the only video game that I can actually play (very badly, though) :)

  2. This is adorable!!! It reminds me of Mario, and, although I’m not really a video game kind of girl, Mario is my absolute favorite video game. :)

  3. Thanks Christine :)

  4. These are SOOOOO darn cute!!! I had no idea we could make pompoms!

    I sure hope you come and share this over at The DIY Dreamer!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-6.html

  5. Thank you Katherine :)

  6. These are so cute. I have always made pom poms with a piece of cardboard this is terrific!! Hugs and happy weekend wishes. Katherine P.S. Its giveaway time at Katherines Corner!

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