LED Pompoms

Introduction: LED Pompoms

We are going to teach you how to make a very nice room decoration using only pom-poms and LED fairy lights. If you are not familiar on how to make a pom-pom, follow the steps below carefully, but if you already know how to make a pom-pom than don't bother reading the first 3 steps. The colour code you use for this project can be you own choice. Enjoy!🙂

Supplies:

  • Red wool
  • White wool
  • Blue wool
  • Yellow wool
  • Green wool
  • Purple wool
  • Orange wool
  • Pink wool
  • Black wool
  • Turquoise wool
  • LED fairy lights (blank)
  • Scissors
  • Pompom maker

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Step 1: Making the Pompom Maker

(you can skip this step if you already know how to make this or you already have a pair of pompom makers)

What you will need:

  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • rubber
  • ruler

First, you will need a piece of cardboard that you are able to fit 2 pom pom makers. Draw the bottom sides of the pompom makers 3cm and the space between them 4cm, the height 9cm, and the top part of the width is 10cm like shown in the picture. cut it out. Please do not forget to put an extra small piece of cardboard on the makers so that you will not struggle putting the wool to tighten the pompom!

Step 2: Wrapping the String for the Pom-pom

for the 2nd step, you will need:

  • 1 or 2 coloured strings of your choice
  • a pair of pom-pom makers

put the pompom makers together (like shown in the picture) and start getting the wool colour of your choice and start wrapping it around the pompom maker.

Step 3: Cutting the Wool

you will need:

  • your 'what you made in the first step' thing
  • scissors
  • a extra piece of string
  • 4 hands

Hold the pompom maker and cut the wool like shown in the picture and make sure you cut it right in between the pompom makers. After that make sure you don't let go of the cut string, cut a string that is relatively long and wrap it around the middle of the pompom (like shown in picture). Wrap the string around in between the 2 pieces of cardboard (Note: you can do that if your pompom makers are not completely destroyed), tie the string as tight as possible and take out the pompom holders. And now do this as many times as you want to make the amount of pompoms that you want.

WARNING: you will most likely cut the pompom makers (out of cardboard) into pieces!

Tip: That is why we suggest you to buy real, plastic pompom makers... otherwise you will end up with a mess like on the last picture...😅

Step 4: Putting the LEDs in the Pompoms

What you will need:

  • LED lights
  • all your finished pompoms (if they are)

Try find the weak spot in the pompom because then it is easier to fit the LED light in. Try to be aiming for the middle of the pom pom where you wrapped around the string earlier.

Step 5: The End

That's all, people!

Hope you all liked doing this or at least that it worked out!

😁

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