For at least a few consecutive Christmases my grandparents must have been thoroughly unsurprised as they fondled their squidgy gift from me, knowing full well it was going to be yet another pom pom animal to add to their extensive pom pom zoos. I have never forgotten how to make them, though I must admit it has been about 20 years since I actually tried my hand at it.
I've seen loads of pretties involving/lined by/trimmed with pom poms - they are just about everywhere at the moment! With the knowledge that pom poms must be "on trend", I would like to share some of my favourite pom-pom-containing items with you.
Before we start though, I just want to get one thing clear - although we call these fuzzy balls 'pom-poms', they are actually pom-pons - derived from the French word 'pompon' meaning a small decorative ball made from fabric or feathers. There's your fact of the day. You're welcome.
Phew! After all that awesomeness I'm so tempted to make everyone pom pom animals (or other pom pom goodies) for their birthdays and Christmas to bring back all those memories!
Oooh, or how about making pom pom animals like these bad boys by Troy Emery?
Have you ever made pom pom animals?
Would you like me to make you one?!