I love pompoms. Can't get enough of them. I had my husband making pompoms this winter. He's good at it. He doesn't mind either. He just keeps winding the yarn .. what a trooper!
I came up with some paper birds that I loved a lot and then while all these pompoms were laying around I thought about using the pompom for the bird's body. BINGO! Super cute. At least I think so. I hope you do, too.
First thing is to make a 3" pompom of a color that matches some pretty scrapbook card stock paper you have hanging around. There are pompom makers that you can buy and I've bought different ones. To me, it is WAY more work and complicated than just cutting an old fashioned piece of cardboard from a box, 3" by 6". Then, after winding about 50 times around with yarn, take the yarn off the cardboard and tie a knot in the middle with a piece of yarn. Fluff it up and trim it with scissors so it's round all the way around like a little fluffy ball. That's the pompom.
Here is the tail. You basically fold a pretty piece of paper, 3" x 12" back and forth like a fan shape like the kinds you made in school when it was 90 degrees in the classroom. Then I kind of cut it on an angle - it's a big difficult to cut through all the layers of the fan but worth it because it adds a big of realness.
The wings are easy to cut out (also of card stock) and I don't even use a pattern. It's the shape of a leaf, an oval with a point on the end. The head is a bit more. How did you draw a bird as a child? That's right. After a few tries, you will have it. We must get away from all this pattern business. There's no need for it. Cut away, happily, like when you were 5. It will happen, people. It will. If you absolutely must, you can look for a bird pattern on the internet. I'm sure there's no lack of them and then just cut out the head and a small extension to glue into the pompom ball.
I used hot glue to attach everything to the pompom, It's quick. That's why I like it. I don't like to wait for glue to dry. Sometimes I use Fabri Tac because it's thick and grabs fast, is not water soluble and attaches paper and fabric really well... some have gone through the washing machine cycle and everything stayed put!
I think that these would be super cute as a garland, do you?
Need to cool off where you are? How about this EASY SANGRIA? Very delicious.
Look at my refurbished and made over record holder into a party and picnic cart.
I LOVE frozen desserts in the summer. It's the quintessential dessert for the summer party. Here are some very awesome frozen desserts for you to peruse.
Blueberries are coming in soon. This blueberry breakfast bake is just the ticket for weekends,
Finally, do your sandals look like this? It's embarrassing but these are the way mine looked at the beginning of summer. My mother taught me an easy way to clean sandals with a suede insole.
Hope you are enjoying the warm weather and bright sunshine. Best wishes,