September 7, 2012

Pom Pom Hairpins

I have a super quick, fun, easy craft for you today -- a tutorial on Pom Pom Hairpins!

These are part of the Lightning Fast Craft series - click this button to check out other super quick crafts (love those!!)

I was sent some Bonbon packs from Lion Brand Yarn - these things are genius!  There are tons of craft projects where you need small amounts of several different colors of yarn.  You of course don't want to buy a whole skein of yarn in tons of different colors when you only need a little bit - that's why these Bonbons are perfect.  They come in lots of types and colors:
The packs reminded me of rainbows.  And then my kindergartener had a "rainbow" week where they dresses different colors each day - I knew that the yarn packs would be perfect to make a set of Rainbow Pom Pom Hairpins to accessorize her outfits.  And my older daughter had to have some too:

If you've never made a pom pom, give it a try - so easy!  Since these are small scale, I used as serving fork to wrap the yarn around.  The bigger the item you wrap around, the bigger the pom pom.  So leave a tail hanging down and start to wrap until it's as thick as you want:

Then cut your yarn, leaving a tail.  Tie the start tail to the end tail, around the bundle of yarn:

And slide it off your fork:

There are two bundle loops of yarn on each side - just cut those open.  (By the way, these scissors are amazing!)

It will start out looking like this:

But just fluff and trim it into a nice ball shape:

Then all you have to do is thread a bobby pin onto the string that is holding the middle.  That's it!  Pin in hair and enjoy the fun!

Since this is for lightning crafting, I KNOW you can make one in less than 15 minutes, and I challenge you to try to make a whole rainbow in under that time - it's doable!  Love those quick crafts.

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

8 Fabulous Comments:

I'm a huge fan of pom poms! These are so cute. My daughter finally started keeping clips in, she might just need one of these!

I bet you my girlies would enjoy making these....super cute Mandy!

How cute. I love all of your rainbow clips. :)

Super duper cute. I'm going to have to make some for my daughter!!

these are so cute I love this idea!

I just saw those little Bon Bon packs and loved them but had no idea what you could do with them. These are adorable!

Super cute! I'd love for you to link up this project at Do Something Crafty Friday:

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