Easy-to-make Pompom Decorations to Pretty Up Your Storage Baskets
Brighten up plain baskets with a ring of colourful woollen pompoms
Using a compass, draw two doughnut shapes on cardboard. They should be about 10cm in diameter, with the hole in the centre about 2.5cm. To make smaller pompoms, adjust the size of the circles. I wouldn’t make them much bigger, because they’d get too fluffy and unstable.
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Now take your wool and start wrapping it around the two stacked cardboard circles, securing the loose end as you go.
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Keep wrapping the yarn until you have a thick doughnut, then cut the thread and secure the loose end. Grasp the doughnut firmly or press it against a table. Slide a blade of the scissors between the cardboard circles and cut the strands of yarn at the same length all the way around.
To secure the pompom, cut another strand of yarn and slide it between the two cardboard circles, pull the ends tight and tie them together. This strand should be fairly long, because it will be used to attach the pompom to the basket.
Now you can cut through one side of the cardboard circles and remove them. To make the pompom nice and round, trim any pieces of yarn that stick out. Take care not to cut the long strand of yarn you used to tie the pompom together.
With the long strand, tie the pompom onto the basket by running the ends of the strand through gaps in the weave. You can also use an embroidery needle if the weave is tight. Knot the ends of the strand on the inside of the basket.