It’s time to talk trends, and this month’s in-the-know guest is Suzy Plantamura. I was tickled when I saw the trend she selected, as it happens to be a personal favorite of mine—pom poms! Yes, you’re in for a puffy treat.
Take it away, Suzy!
Let’s face it—I’m a girly girl and I love everything pink, frilly, and feminine. Lately, I’ve been in love with all the pom poms I am seeing used in home décor and in all kinds of crafts projects. They are super easy and inexpensive to make out of many different materials and they add a happy, playful feel to any project!
Pom poms are used to adorn different home décor items such as the edges of pillows and curtains. They can even be used to create an entire rug soft enough for a baby! Find a free pattern for this cute pom rug at Lion Brand Yarn.
These Pottery Barn Teen pillows will make resting your head so much more fun.
Pom poms are the perfect party decoration and are often used hanging in clusters over tables, as centerpieces, or even as decorations on the cake itself! Here, they make a great addition to a mermaid birthday party, as seen on Kara’s Party Ideas.
Who knew it was possible for cupcakes to get sweeter with a little pom pom on top? 6 Bittersweets shows us it’s very possible.
The softness of pom poms lends to a romantic feel, so they are also commonly used as wedding decorations. Check out this example, highlighted on Colour Lovers.
And, as Martha Stewart reminds us with this clever idea, we mustn’t forget the getaway car!
In this example, featured on Go. Be. Do., guests throw pom poms at the wedding couple after the ceremony—what a perfect thing to toss in the air to add to the celebration!
You can easily make your own pom poms with all different kinds of materials that you probably already have around the house. Try using cupcake liners to make a pretty centerpiece like this one, found at Kara’s Party Ideas. Or try the same idea using coffee filters. You an also use felt, fabric, tissue paper, twine or yarn…the possibilities are endless!
I wanted to try and make some pom poms myself, so I used this tutorial from Meet Me at Mikes and made them with twine. There is a video at this link as well to make it really easy to learn how to make perfect pom-poms every time no matter what material you are using.
Just using twine, a fork, and some dental floss, I made miniature pompoms to hang on the top of my layout. They add a playful, party feel to this birthday page.
Pom poms are such an easy way to dress up any celebration. Try creating your own one of a kind embellishments for your scrapbook projects with this girly trend!
Love it, Suzy, you pom princess, you! Thanks for taking the time to discuss this happy trend. I’m definitely inspired, as I’m sure our readers are.
—Megan Hoeppner, creative editor, & Suzy Plantamura, CK Dream Team designer