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DIY POM-POMS

 
 

An easy way to channel your inner child, zone out, relax and put any scrap materials around the house to good use is with some good old do-it-yourself craft-making!

One of my favourite crafty projects is making cute fluffy little pom-poms. To learn how to make some of your own, read on...

 
 
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What you’ll need:

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wool or string

cardboard

scissors

circular object  (for example a jar, a candle, cup etc.)

pencil or pen

 
 

The steps:

Take your circular object and trace two circles onto a piece of cardboard. Draw two smaller circles in the centre.

 
 
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Cut out the large circles, fold them in half and cut the centre out to create a couple of doughnuts.

 
 
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Hold the doughnuts together while looping your wool or string around the cardboard.

 
 
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Do so until you can no longer see the cardboard (and then some).

 
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Now, cut some of the wool to reveal the cardboard.

 
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Slide your scissors in between the doughnuts and cut around the circle.

 
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Your (almost) pom-pom should now look a little something like this:

 
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Cut a new piece of string to loop around your pom-pom, between the two pieces of cardboard. Tighten and tie a few knots.

 
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Remove the cardboard by sliding or cutting it off.

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Cut off any excess and you've got yourself a pom-pom!! Now, all you have to do is contain your excitement!

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