Hi again, everyone! I hope your spring is off to a beautiful start! Abby back with the second part of my two-part T-shirt Pom-Pom series!
In today’s post, I’m going to take the pom-poms we made in my last post and make them into a fun statement necklace, as well as share some other ideas on how to use your growing collection of pom-poms!
- T-Shirt pom-poms
- Felt or sturdy fabric for backing (scrap denim would work great here!)
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Cutting Pliers
- Jewelry hardware – jump rings, chain, whatever you have lying around
In my last post, I shared a way to make pom-poms using some cardboard cut-outs, but if you have them on hand, pom-pom makers work just as well. I got mine off Amazon, and they are seriously so easy to use.
The set I picked out came with four different sizes, and I used three of them to make the pom-poms for this necklace: the three biggest sized pom-pom makers.
You start by wrapping your t-shirt yarn around the open pom-pom maker as many times as you’d like. I wrapped t-shirt yarn on my pom-pom makers about four times.
Once you have both sides of your pom-pom maker wrapped in t-shirt yarn, you’ll close the pom-pom maker, and then begin to cut around the pom-pom maker, guiding your scissors in the divide within the pom-pom maker. When you’ve cut all the way around your pom-pom maker, you’ll tie around the center (in the divide of the pom-pom maker) with a bit of yarn or string.
Once you’ve made all the pom-poms you want for your statement necklace, you’ll lay out your pom-poms in the pattern/arrangement you’d like.
Once you’ve landed on an arrangement, you’ll transfer the arrangement on to your sturdy fabric backing and trace around it. I chose hot pink because I thought it contrasted well with my black and white pom-poms, but only if I wanted people to see it.
I used a pen to mark where my pom-pom centers would be and poked through the felt with my pliers.
Then, I pulled the yarn from the centers of my pom-poms through the felt to secure them to the backing.
Finally, I connected some jewelry chain to my felt backing with some jump rings for the finished product!
Ta-dah! I love this project, because any number of pom-pom arrangements would make an amazing statement necklace. And as I was writing this post, I thought of a few other jewelry items that could be made with pom-poms: earrings, a fancy headband, an alternate to a floral corsage, a fun keychain for a bag or backpack. The list goes on. Not to mention all the decorating that can be done with pom-pom garland: in a bedroom, on a mantle, layered over curtains. If you need further inspiration, I’ve compiled a quick mood board below with some inspiration I’ve pulled over the years (with sources).
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Until next time – Happy creating!