[Jessica, Lynda and Rhonda at Anthropologie]
The Covet Garden team recently held a DIY workshop at Anthropologie at The Shops at Don Mills. We had an excellent turnout, met many cool people (both attendees and Anthropologie staffers) and basically had a great evening making pompon necklaces.
We wanted to share the good times with everybody. Here’s our DIY pompon tutorial so you can to create your own ball of fun!
What you need:
• a large serving fork with four tines
• a small pair of sharp scissors
• 6 inches of strong string (we used waxed string)
1. Start by wrapping your yarn around the fork about 30 to 35 times.
2. Slip the yarn up the center of the fork, and using the string, thread one end through the middle gap in the fork tines at the bottom and bring the end up and through the middle gap in the tines at the top.
3. Tie a tight knot in the middle of your fork with the string. This is what holds your pompon together.
4. Slide yarn off the fork.
5. Use scissors to snip the loops at both ends of your yarn ball ensuring that you get them all as they are layered from wrapping around the fork. Then trim the pompon until you get the perfect shape and size.
Note: Don’t cut the string tails! This allows you to use them to tie your pompons onto other things like a present or a length of chain to make a necklace.