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Pom pom Christmas

December 11, 2012

I upgraded my Christmas tree this year from a 4ft to a 6ft after a fruitless search for the base to my 4 footer. Well, as of today, I found the base. Seeing as one cannot have too many Christmas trees, I decided to put up the little tree in the guest bedroom. I didn’t really feel like going out to buy more Christmas stuff, so I brainstormed what I could do with what I had on hand…yarn. I have way to much yarn for someone who only knits about 7 times a year. It was only an obvious choice to make a pom pom tree. I felt the need to get rid of my pastel baby colors, so that’s the theme we are going with. On the plus side- I could possibly reuse these as Easter tree decorations. Until Easter, they will probably be used at cat toys. Who ever thought decorations could be so versatile and cheap?

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This is what we are going for

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(Left) Step 1: Gather materials. Hot tea optional, but highly encouraged. 

(Right) Step 2: Cut piece of string. Lay aside.

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Step 3: Start the wrap the yarn around your fingers until it looks like the pic on the right. The more yarn you use the fluffier your pom pom will be.

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(Left) Step 4: Gently slide the loops off your fingers.

(Right) Step 5: Cut off umbilical cord.

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Step 6: Take the string you cut first and lay it underneath  the loop. Wrap it around the loop and tie a knot. Unlike mine, try to make it as close to the center as possible.

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Step 7: Cut loops

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Step 8: Fluff the pom pom. You’re finished.

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Yay pom poms!!

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If you drop any pom poms don’t expect to get them back. They make excellent kitty toys.

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