How wonderful! Anji over at the Pom Pom Emporioum has made this WONDERFUL tudorial for us! Scroll down to the bottom, to see my “quick and ready go at it”! And now to Anji:
Hi my name is Anjie, over from http://www.pompomemporium.com/ doing a guest blog exchange with Maggy.
Fabric flowers – Alliums from pom poms
Last week I wanted to make some pom poms from fabric, in particular try out some purple organza I had. I have noticed fabric pom poms seem to be a popular decoration at weddings at the moment, I get a lot of hits on my website from search engines looking for fabric pom poms for this purpose.
To start with I tore the organza into long strips (the width of the fabric) of about 1.5cm wide, tearing makes the fabric nice and ‘hairy’. From the strips I made my pom pom in the traditional way, winding the fabric round and around two cardboard discs (a basic pom pom tutorial can be found here.
The finished pom pom looked like an Allium flower, it just needed a stem.
Wooden skewers from my kitchen fitted the bill, just the right size, a quick coat of green acrylic paint and I had a stem. I was very pleased with the result so I made two more. White pom poms given the same treatment might look like dandelion seed heads.
Aren’t they simply GORGEOUS? I love the so simple idea of painting the stems by holding them in place with blue tack. I tried these with “normal” fabric and it doesn’t work, as it is too thick! So it really has to be organza – especially for that whispy look. Not having any organza and wanting to give everything a go, that I post, I did it with some tissue paper: Not as amazing, but still pretty. Thank you Anji for your FABULOUS post! Please DO pop over to Anjie’s as a “thank you” and explore the other wonderful things she makes!