Thursday, 5 March 2015

Dandelions Again

Given the one-woman campaign of genocide I wage on them in the garden I seem to have quite a soft spot for dandelions as a decorative motif. I saw this tutorial for "pomdelions" at Flamingo Toes, and decided I needed some in my life.
Plus I'd just bought a rinky-dinky gadget called a Multipom, which allows you to make multiple pom poms at the same time.

I repeat. Make multiple pom poms. At. The. Same. Time.

So, I knocked out a bunch of pom poms in less time than it takes to say "are you finished with that cereal box yet I want to cut it into circles?".
I left them a bit shaggy instead of tidying them up as per the multipom directions because I thought that was more dandelion-y, and pretty much followed the tutorial, except that I made my calyces from felt not crepe paper, and I hooked the florists wires through and secured with green tape rather than hot gluing them.
Here they are on my hall table. (Next to a less than awesome watercolour of Naomi)


Too much fun for words. Anything in this house that stands still for long enough will soon find itself decorated with pom poms...

9 comments:

Clare - Aimetu said...

they look amazing Christine :)

Gillie said...

Watch out, girls and Mr A.......
Well done, they look great!

Barb said...

Oh like those Christine ,no no no do not start me off on something else. I like the pic of Naomi too.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Very effective

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I really want to see step by step photos of the multipom in action!

We are also battling the dandelions in the garden so I don't think these would go down very well!

Becca Woodthorpe said...

Multi-Pom?! That sounds amazing! I just made my first attempt at patterned pom poms this week,they are a lot of fun :-)

Julie said...

ooooo they are so lovely. Nice pic too, you are clever.

Anna van Schurman said...

Fabulous! Although I kind of hate dandelions--especially the ones in my yard.

Beedeebabee said...

Oh gosh...these dandelions are just too cute!!! What a lovely bouquet they make! You've got a gadget that makes multiple pom-poms at once??? How come I've never bumped into this wonderful gadget in all of my fun exploring at the craft store? I guess I now have another excuse to make the trip!!!...I love your pretty watercolor too! xo