Yep, it’s that time of the month – Papertrey Blog Hop time! This month the brief was:
“… to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on your project. This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like ribbon, braiding, accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up!”
I had great fun and a total blast from my past with this project. I made embroidery floss pom poms! As a child I used to make wool pom poms – winding a ball of wool around two hoops of card until eventually the crucial moment came where you cut the edges and tied it all together. Well after seeing lots of home decor projects on the web, it appears pom poms are definitely an “in thing”.
I was heavily influenced by this project on craftaholics anonymous where they made adorable pom poms from t-shirts. Anyway, enough rambling, here’s my take on embroidery floss:
I kept the tag simply stamped so you get the full effect of those pom poms! I attached the tag to a reusable gift bag I found which just so happens to match simply chartreuse perfectly! Now how did that happen!
I hope you have a fabulous time as you hop along – don’t get tangled in the floss!
Stamps – PTI big birthday wishes
Ink – PTI raspberry fizz, SU early espresso
Ribbon – PTI simply chartreuse, dark chocolate
Twine – PTI
Dies – PTI mat stack 5
AWESOME!! I love your tag, those pom poms are just perfect!!
I remember making pom poms too. Gorgeous tag!
You taken pom poms from cute to chic. Gorgeous colors. And love that bag.
Pom Poms!! I need to remember that! It’s a wonderful tag, thanks for the idea.
Gorgeous – just perfect!
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Super fun! I LOVE those little poms! Thanks for sharing this creative touch.