Post By: Rebecca Perkins
So... it's been a couple of days and I think I've finally digested my sisters bucket list... did you take a peek at that thing?! Sheesh, it's impressive... and I'm not trying to be an ass here. Honestly, I'm truly motivated by her... I mean, this is a girl who at 7 years old started her own legit flower business, and now I'm lucky to be a part of this new venture here at The Hobbyist LIfe... I wish I had awesomely specific long term goals like she does... I'm more of a 'let me try and get through today' type of person... like my goals for today were (1) to hopefully not sit on a pee sprayed toilet seat curtesy of one of my boys (living with all boys is full of precious moments), and (2) to drink a whole cup of coffee without microwaving it like 5 times. I know, I know... those are some lofty goals there, but to each their own, so no judging ;)
So, in the spirit of being motivated I finally got on the ball and finished this little DIY project I started a few weeks ago... a homemade pom pom rug... I saw this little cutie on a blog a few months ago, and I thought, hmmm... I could so do that... plus, I already had a butt load of yarn left over from another project...
I just love this funky little rug, it adds a bit of whimsy to our house... even though I'm not exactly sure where I'm going to put it... hmm... maybe in the babies room...
*Wool yarn of various sizes, textures, and in the colors of your choosing
*Pom pom maker (I bought it on Amazon, but you can pick them up at any craft store)
*Non-stick rug mat (I ordered mine on Amazon, but you should be able to find one at your local hardware store... and there are various sizes for purchase)
So... start by tying the yarn on the pom pom maker, then start wrapping the yarn around one side only, and continue wrapping until you've filled the curve from end to end... then do the same on the other side... the more you wrap, the fluffier and fuller your pom pom will be!
when both sides are completely wrapped, close up the pom pom maker, and while holding it firmly, run the scissors down the center, snipping the yarn as you go *DO NOT LET GO... then cut a piece of matching colored yarn, and pass it through the center of the pom pom maker... pull the yarn tight and knot it, then wrap it around again, knotting tightly once more... when it is knotted tightly, open the pom pom maker from one side, then pull off the other side, and fluff that ball of yarn... and boom... you've got a cute ass little pom pom... then using the strings that are hanging off the pom pom, tie them through the rug mat... the possibilities are endless with this little project, so let your creative juices flow :)
my littlest loves this rug, he sits on it rubbing his chubby hands on the fuzzy little strands... it's like the cutest thing ever... well, it will be until he starts ripping it apart, leaving behind the sad remains of my handiwork :/
It's been pouring buckets of rain since Monday, no joke... POURRING, and my little house is cursed with bad lighting, so just trust me when I say the colors of this rug are much more vibrant than they look here...
Well my lovelies, enjoy your weekend, and look out for a delicious post coming real soon :)