We’ve been making quick and easy pom-poms in art class all year. The best part about making these is that they don’t have to be perfect. I actually love when they look a little shaggy, especially for this simple pom-pom mobile.
Supplies needed to make quick and easy pom-pom mobiles:
~ Small piece of cardboard
Make your pom-pom loom:
Follow the loom instructions from this post where my art students make pinecone and pom-pom mobiles.
Make the braided tail:
This is hard to explain, and I’m a bad explainer. But it’s an easy concept once you get it.
So before you tie the string around the middle of the bulk of wrapped yarn, cut three very long pieces of yarn and lay them down on top of the wrapped yarn, with the middle being right at the slot in the loom. These long pieces of yarn should be twice the size of what you want the final length of braided yard to be. My long pieces were about 36″.
Now cut a smaller piece of yarn (about 10″), loop it through the slot and then cinch the wrapped yarns, including the three long yarns. Double knot. Now fold the three long yarns in half to make six yarns. Divide them in twos, and braid.
Got that? I will make a video tutorial this week and post it up here when the sun actually comes out again. We’ve had a deluge of rain!
Once you slide the yarn off the loom, it has a shaggy dog look. Trim until it’s round.
Make at least three or more, trying different color combinations.
Playing around with the colors is my favorite part. I actually made about eight of them and narrowed it down to just four.
Hot glue gun some mini pom-poms on the braided part. Then lay them out on top of the branch. Fold them over the top and use some more hot glue. Then trim.
Doesn’t this pom-pom mobile look like something that you would see hanging in Anthropologie? I want to do a craft night and make these! It took me less than an hour. Easy peasy, and a great gift, too.
Hope you make one!
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I have been a fan of mobiles ever since my mom bought a day-glo chicken mobile for me in 4th grade!
I love the soft organic look and feel of these.