creating with Jules- fabric pom pom flowers
I think I’m a little addicted to pom poms, so I love to think of ways to use them in my craft projects.
For these pom pom flowers you will need:
Thin garden wire (I used 1mm)
Thicker garden wire for the stem
Fabric in various colors
You will also need pen & paper, pliers, scissors, needle & thread, and a sewing machine.
First, make your pom pom. I just wrap wool around two of my fingers and then thread a strand of wool between the fingers to tie together tightly. (Just make sure you wrap loosely enough to fit a strand between the fingers!) Pull the wool off your fingers, then cut through all of the loops, and trim to neaten.
Take a long piece of the sturdier wire, which will be your stem, and poke through the pom pom. Bend the end of the wire over, placing a bit of craft glue on the end, and pull the wire to ‘hook’ the pom pom securely to the end. I also bent the end up of the bottom of the stem wire, to make it less pointy. Make the stem fairly long, as you can always fold it up if it needs to fit a smaller vase.
Cut 5 pieces of the thin wire to 14” (35cm) lengths. Using the diagram as your guide, draw a template for the petals. Cut ten petals from your chosen fabric. Take two petals, place right sides together and sew around the curved sides leaving the ends open. Trim the excess seam and clip around the curves as shown.
Turn right side out and fold a thin length of wire and push it inside the petal. With a needle and thread, sew all around the edges of the petal, making sure the wire is at the very edges to hold the wire in place. Along the bottom of the petal, do a loose running stitch and pull tight and secure thread to gather.
Repeat for remaining petals.
Now place your petals evenly around the pom pom and stem, and wrap the wire around the stem to hold in place. Use the pliers to clamp the wire on nice and tight. Using craft glue, and a thin strip of fabric, wrap all around the stem from the base of the flower to the bottom of the stem.
Now repeat for as many flowers as you like, and enjoy!
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