I'm not too sure if I ever posted an official DIY day-- so don't mind that I keep posting "DIY Tuesday" or "DIY Friday".....
Anyway, today I did DIY. I followed the awesome tutorial at http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/12/pom-pom-bib-necklace-tutorial-lmm.html
to make my very own Pom Necklace.
It came out so well that my coworker wanted one too... so I made one for her, and a headband for her daughter while I was at it. Once you get a hang of how to make the poms--the project takes about 45 minutes to complete one necklace.
Here are the supplies you need:
Stiff Felt.. like the kind that Michael's has for $1.
Now here is what is important that I didn't do today: Get it in a corresponding color of your fabric Fabric
(scraps are fine.. check out the "fat quarters" at the fabric shop or any scrap that has at least a foot or so)
(I bought a 3 pack at Michael's for $3.50.. I didn't even realize it was a 3 pack when I bought it so it was a score)
Basically the tutorial says to "scrunch the fabric" but in reality you are really kind of folding it up in half and in half again just by grasping it from the middle (once you have the fabric in your hands this will make sense)
It's important to start from the center.
Something else they don't say is that you cut a circle of the felt and start gluing the fabric... but at the end a little felt still might be not covered. To cover it means that the circle will be lopsided (again, you will understand what I mean once you try it)... so instead of trying to squish the piece of fabric to make it work--just simply trim the felt.
I said to make sure you buy felt that matches your fabric because I used black felt and a gray/white fabric and it didn't go over well....You can kind of see the black.... not so noticeable to an "untrained " eye (lol!) but to me it was...so I would have been better to chose a cream or white felt.
It's really very easy-- and cute-- and they are on sale at Urban for $35.00 and my version cost $3 a necklace
Happy DIYing! The pic of my result: