Monday, February 27, 2012

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

When I saw this ah-mazing pom pom scarf on Modcloth last fall, I thought it was the coolest thing. Actually, I can mark this scarf as the beginning of my pom pom/ glitter craze. But alas, the Modcloth scarf was a whopping $90, (blergh) and I knew there was some way I could make those cute little pom poms because they adorn pretty much all DIY projects from the 1970s.

So I went to JoAnn fabrics and asked one of the nice little ladies how in the heck I can make a yarn pom pom. She showed me these cute little pom pom makers and I was hooked, it's really fun and easy to make them. I spent an afternoon making pom poms and watching Downton Abbey. :D

Turns out, my project didn't look as wearable as the Modcloth version, despite the fact that I found a jersey knit with a similar geometric pattern. I still like the scarf and I think it's fun-- sometimes the unfortunate thing with DIY projects is they actually look like DIY projects. #WinSomeLoseSome

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
My dress is from a vintage/antique shop in Mooresville, IN. I think I paid $8 for it.

To Make the Pom Pom Scarf:

You need:
-Pom Pom Maker
-Sewing Machine
-Fabric for Scarf
-Straight Pins

Pom Pom Scarf
Step 1: After you've made your pom poms,
leave a little bit of yarn extending from the pom
pom and tie a little knot. Pin the knot to the
edge of your scarf.

Pom Pom Scarf
Step 2: Stitch up those bad boys.
And you got it!

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
Nice circle skirt...

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
...that twirls!

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
The thing is, even if this scarf is a little bit too whimsical, I really love the geometric print of the jersey knit and I might add some non-DIY pom pom trim to it so that I'll wear it more. :/ So this DIY is... TBD. ;)


oonaballoona said...

it's crazy sauce that I'm even thinking of suggesting this...

but what if you dyed the whole shebang black?

Stacie Grissom said...

HAHAH!! It is crazy sauce that you of all people would suggest that!! Is the colorful lady changing her feathers? ;D #kidding That's a good idea, I need to find some of that acrylic dye!

Chris Wallace said...

The pattern on the scarf is lovely, but sadly I couldn't even detect how awesome it was until your last photo! I'm not sure dying the whole thing black would be the solution to your problem. Maybe a bit of silver or white to highlight the pattern and make it pop more! Though it's a fun project as is, would be great for a kid's scarf too!

oonaballoona said...

i know, i think i must have had too much to drink.

now, chris's idea of silver is glorious...

Stacie Grissom said...

Yes!! I agree Oona! :D Thank you Chris!!! #backToTheCraftingBoard

Cass_wilson said...

LOVE the scarf... I wonder if the mod cloth one was larger or not actually cut in a rectangle.

Vivian Daly said...

Lovely post! n_n

Tsetsgee said...

So Creative, so cute. Thank you for your sharing.

James said...

I actually like your scarf better. It's looks DIY, but in that quirky and amazing sort of way.

reategs said...

I know what you mean. Half of my DIY stuff is not wearable! :) In your case maybe the pompoms needed to be smaller? I love the dress though.

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