DIY: Fabric Pom Pom Tutorial
What you need:
Chinese lantern (my lantern was 9.5". You could very easily make your pom-pom smaller)
fabric--I used 3 yards for my 9.5" lantern.
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks--lots and lots
Something about 3.25" across to trace a circles onto the fabric. I used my sandwich cutter.
Patience---LOTS AND LOTS OF PATIENCE.
|Chinese Lantern before I started applying fabric.|
|Trace your circles onto your doubled up fabric and then cut into squares, then cut into the circles.|
|Fabric doubled up and ready to be cut into two circles.|
|This is a pile of about 200 circles.|
I made about 700 circles! I cut while I watched TV.
|Add a small dab of hot glue to the center of the circle.|
|Fold in half.|
|Add another dab of hot glue to this folded piece.|
|Fold in half again. Hold until the hot glue cools a bit and the glue is set.|
|Do over and over and over.......|
|Put the glue directly on the lantern, alternating the direction you place your fabric piece.|
|Hold your fabric piece until the glue sets.|
|About a quarter of the way through the the process. |
Be sure to alternate the direction you put your fabric pieces.
Once the lantern is completely covered, tie a ribbon from the lantern frame and hang.
|After you do it about a gazillion times, you will have this super cute fabric pom pom! |
Now I'm off to make two more for my music studio!