Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How to: Make Pom Pom Push Pins

What's better than an Anthropologie find? An Anthropologie DIY! I found this Pom Pom Pushpin how-to off this BuzzFeed article with all kinds of Anthro DIY's. I chose the poms cause they were cheap, easy and quick to make! The original instructions came from One Sheepish Girl, but this is how I did it!
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Flat push pins

1. Take your yarn and wrap it around the fork, similar to how you wrap spaghetti on a fork.
2. The width of the yarn depends on how many times you should spool it before stopping, but with my skinny yard I used a little less than two yards of yarn. Once you feel like your pom is fat enough, cut the string. Cut a 5 inch string to tie the bundle around the middle, threading it through the middle of the fork. Tie it as tightly as possible. 
3. Next, cut all the loops with your scissors. 
4. Your pom will start to look something like this, don't worry if the strings aren't all even, you can trim it up later. 
5. If there is a noticeable gap in your pom where the string is tied, you may have to put a little hot glue along the middle and lightly pinch the two sides together. 
6. Take a push pin and put a dab of hot glue on the flat side.
7. Carefully stick the pushpin, flat side forward, onto the pom pom. I recommend using the flat-ish side of the pom where the knot is tied. 
8. Now trim all the wonky pieces of yarn. Don't be afraid! The shorter you trim the more it looks like a pom pom ball you'd buy in the store.
There you have it- a pom pom push pin! Perfect for decorating your office, dorm, bedroom or kitchen, as well as a gift for anyone who needs a little extra fluff in their life! 

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