Good morning you lovely people you.
A few months ago the very talented Lucy Stendall came over to do a little DIY photo shoot with me (and have pug snuggles of course). Our project was for Unique Bride Magazine and I was set on decorating my fiancees classic mini, to try some crafty wedding car decoration ideas.
Trouble is he loves that car more than me. We’re talking about a man who describes cleaning it as “giving her a bubble bath” – honestly, there are no words!
So my only option was to make the softest, fluffiest, wouldn’t scratch a thing things I could think of…. pom poms ;-)
To make them you will need – thick cardboard, scissors and wool
Step 1 – Make two cardboard doughnuts and hold them together. Tie a length of wool through the middle and around both doughnuts then start wrapping!
Step 2 – You’ll need to keep adding new lengths of wool and wrapping until all the cardboard is covered. When you’ve wrapped all the way around to a good thickness hold the centre and cut the wool all the way around the outer edge of your cardboard…
Step 3 – Then slide another length of wool in between the cardboard doughnuts to tie around the centre. Pull tight and knot to keep the pom pom together then you can remove the cardboard and cut any stray lengths to form a cute, fluffy, pom pom!
As modelled by the love of his life…
They’re now being used as pom pom flowers though, which always get lots of comments at wedding fairs / in my office. People can’t resist their fluffiness! To make these just stick them onto a bamboo skewer and display in bottles like this…
Anyone else got a car mad other half?!
Have a lovely day,