I found this white yarn at my favorite yarn shop a little while ago… it’s a mohair blend and so wonderfully fluffy – I knew we’d be able to find the perfect project for it.
White yarn, cardboard, scissors and collected sticks is all you’ll need.
To make a pompom, cut some recycled cardboard into a circle. The circle must be roughly as big as you want your dandelions to be. Make a hole in the center of the cardboard circle and cut around the hole to make a small circle. Then cut a pie-shaped slit in the cardboard circle. This is your pompom maker.
To start, cut a length of yarn about 6 inches long. Set in on your cardboard pompom maker, sideways, crossing through the middle, like in this photo. This piece of yarn is gong to be covered by the pompom and is going to be used at the end to tie off your pompom.
Wind the yarn around the radius of the cardboard circle, using the slit to get into the middle each time. Around and around many, many times until your cardboard is totally fat with fluffy white yarn.
When the cardboard circle has been wound to capacity, find the piece of yarn you placed lenghtwise at the beginning, pull it tight and tie it into a knot.
Now, insert your scissors into the yarn pompom and cut around the circumference of your pompom, freeing the yarn from the cardboard.
Your pompom might be a perfect circle, but sometimes it’s not. I hold my pompom over the trash and trim it into a perfect circle with my scissors.
Then we searched our garden for some wonderfully rustic looking sticks and stuck them into our pompoms with our hot glue gun… Voila!!! Super sweet dandelions that will keep in a vase forever ;-)
They are very pretty on our dining room table.
Blessings and magic,