Pompom Pumpkins |Keeping it Real

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pompom Pumpkins

At the end of last week my kids school launched a challenge: create a piece of fall decor over the weekend, using only what we already had at home.

Pompom Pumpkins


Now, I rarely change our home decor according to seasons. Other than at Christmas, everything stays pretty much the same. I may add a thing or two here and there but, realistically speaking, I just don't have the time or the energy for seasonal makeovers. 

So creating something out of the blue, using what we had at home - and, on top of that, something that the kids could make or at least help making - wasn't an easy task for me. After some internal debate (and an early Saturday morning brainstorming session while everyone else was still sleeping) I decided we could make pompom pumpkins. 

I fished a small orange ball of yarn from my bag of yarn leftovers and found a green pipe cleaner in my stash as well. I would have preferred the pipe cleaner to come in a darker shade of green, but I stayed true to the challenge and used only what we had.
Pompom Pumpkins

I do own a couple of pompoms makers, but this time we just made the pompoms the easiest old fashioned way possible: rolling the yarn over our hands, trying a knot and then cutting the folds: 

Pompom Pumpkins

Pompom Pumpkins

Pompom Pumpkins

Then we tied the pipe cleaner to the pompom and cut of the excess. Since I had yarn to make three pompoms and there was only one pipe cleaner, we made sure to cut it in a way that would allow us to make three pumpkins.

Pompom Pumpkins

Pompom Pumpkins


Then we just trimmed the pompoms to give them a bit more shape.

Pompom Pumpkins

Pompom Pumpkins

And here are our pompom pumpkins, all three of them:

Pompom Pumpkins

I wasn't totally happy with the shape of the pompoms - but then, I've never been really good at making pompoms, not even when I use the pompom makers.


Pompom Pumpkins


The kids, however, were happy, so that's all that matters.

Pompom Pumpkins

And the best thing about those pumpkins? The pipe cleaners are so easy to bend that you can use the pompom pumpkins to make a garland, just hanging them over a piece of ribbon:

Pompom Pumpkins

Pompom Pumpkins

In time, I may get myself a new ball of yarn and pipe cleaners and try to make a few more pumpkins, because it was a really fun project, but for now we'll settle with these.

Happy Tuesday, 

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18 comments:

  1. You made the cutest pumpkins Teresa. Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.

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  2. These look great will definitely have to try these with my daughter. I can remember making pom poms with my nan! #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Thank you Sarah. These are fun, so enjoy!

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  3. I love these! I actually bought some little pom pom makers off ebay a while ago and you have just reminded me that I need to grab some wool! #twinklytuesday

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  4. I used to love making pompoms when I was little. And these are just so funky! #sharethejoylinky

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  5. I am always on the lookout for new ideas for activities for children, so will be doing this soon#trafficjamweekend@_karendennis

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    1. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did!

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  6. These are brilliant - super easy to make, a great use of leftover yarn scraps (oh, how I wonder what I'm going to do with yarn scraps!), and they brighten up your home for the season too. Way to go!! #sharethejoylinky

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  7. These are so fab and look so cute! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  8. These are the cutest little pumpkins! Thank so much for sharing at Celebrate It!

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  9. These are so cue. What an adorable garland. I'm bringing back my Monday link party @ DIY Home Sweet Home (first one will be Oct. 16th) and I would love for you to stop by and link up your pompom pumpkins or any new projects your working on! http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I will be there for sure, thank you for the invitation. Following you on G+ to make sure I won't miss the party!

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