Everyone knows what pom poms are right? But did you know that you can make them with fleece? You most certainly can, and I've come up with a way to do it! Small pom poms in pastel colors look like beautiful spring blossoms, perfect for Tu B’Shevat! Larger fleece pom poms can be great strung as a garland. I've been wanting to make a bunch to trim a fleece blanket or scarf.
The best news is, with just one simple technique you can make pom poms in any size you like, to use in so many fun ways.
A Note Regarding Fleece Quality And How To Cut Fabric:
If you are using high quality fleece, which is generally quite thick, you can cut your pieces from the fabric in any direction. If you are using thinner, poorer quality fleece, such as that found in many inexpensive blankets, how you choose to cut the fabric is quite important, as if fringe is cut along the weak directon of the fabric, the fringe will get easily pulled out of shape if tugged on. To avoid this, first test your fabric to see in which direction it stretches most by pulling it between your fingers. Then cut your strips such that the length of the strip is along the stretchy direction of the fabric.
How To Make Fleece Pom Poms and Fleece Pom Pom Flowers:
- fleece, in any colors for balls, in pastel colors for blooms, green for leaves
- (fleece can be purchased by the yard, or one can use fleece blankets as yardage by simply cutting off the binding)
- sharp scissors
- a ruler
- all purpose craft glue
- skewers or sticks for making blooms
Basic Instructions For Making The Flower Pom Pom Blooms Seen Here:
Cut a piece of fleece that measures roughly 27” long and 2” high for the larger bloom shown here, or 12” long and 2” high for the smaller bloom. Blooms can also be made using several colors, though make sure that the total length matches that specified above.