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. 😀
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
My dress is from a vintage/antique shop in Mooresville, IN. I think I paid $8 for it.
To Make the Pom Pom Scarf:
-Pom Pom Maker
-Fabric for 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.
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. 😉