It’s February already! Seems like the new year had started just yesterday. How fast months pass (Sigh). It’s a brand new month again so time to start all the new year resolutions once again, to commit to your goals once again, to see rays of bright sunshine once again.
I feel the month February is the most color coded month of the year. Everywhere you look around, you see sparks of red. What with Valentine’s Day and all. I personally don’t favour this day, I mean, what’s in a day to show your love. Where does the love go another 364 days. Love is to be expressed 365 days in a row, 24 x 7. The power of love should be felt each day, not for a particular reason or season. So Valentine’s Day is a big no – no for me. But speaking of the color red, I love Red. It’s gorgeous and makes me happy. So I have decided to post projects in red this month. I often notice that the color red brings an instant smile on a person’s face, be it a red dress, or a red bag or a red lipstick or this pretty little mat with bursts of red.
Lately, I have been obsessed with pompoms. They are so unbelievably easy to make and look so cute. Soft and squishy. I saw a similar rug like this on etsy and I knew I had to make one. I wanted to make one as soon as possible and lay my foot over it. I would say a fabulous treat for the feet. And you know what, I was totally right. 😀
Though I didn’t make it “as soon as possible” but when I did make it, I was like “wow”. It came out so beautifully given that it is so easy to make. It’s truly said, simplicity is the keynote of true elegance.
The one that I saw online was a very small one made for a toddlers bedroom. Since I wanted it for my room, I made it quite big. The only part that took some time is making the pompoms. Actually they take a lot of time if you have to make many. But they are fun and easy to make. See this tutorial here to make them.
I chose 4 colors of yarn for my project. Black, red, white and grey. I made the red pompoms a little bigger in size than the rest of them.
Soft yarn in different colors
Start by making a lot of Pom poms. Dedicate a day or two to just making them. Once all is done you can go to the next step. Make sure to leave long wool strands behind the Pom Pom. You need it to tie it to the net.
Start tying it up to the net. Tie the Pom poms as close to each other to get that squishy and full effect. ( be careful not to leave any gaps, the net shouldn’t be visible at all)
And the end product — Ta da!!!
If you give this project a try, do let me know how it turned out! Happy Pom – Pom – ing!!! 😉