I know. It's amazing. A DIY on my blog! I think I've done all of three tutorial type posts since I started blogging. *wink* The reason for that is because what starts out as a cool idea in my head doesn't end up translating well into real life. Such was this project but we ended up with some fun ornaments anyway after figuring out what worked and what didn't.
pom poms in desired color scheme | NOT Mod Podge (I will explain) | hot glue (not pictured)| blank ornaments (found at Hobby Lobby) | lots of patience | a funny toddler
N wanted to show you the pom poms that she selected for her ornament ...
... and how she sorted them by color.
Why, hello, Vanna.
She kept busy with the sorting project while I was discovering that Mod Podge wasn't going to work for this project. N and I both LOVE Mod Podge and it is our go to craft staple but it wasn't strong enough to keep these pom poms in place.
N was not very happy about that.
So, we switched to hot glue which I was in charge of, obviously. N helped by making me laugh, laughing at me as I burned my fingers and fought with the little spider web-ish after effects of hot glue, and by coming up with an expert plan on how to make her pom pom ornament.
"Mommy, just roll the ball in the pom poms."
We worked on her ornament first because toddlers get bored easily. I just covered small areas of her ornament with hot glue and we rolled it in the pom poms. We had just enough and I love how it turned out.
And then it was my turn. I had this vision of a mosaic looking pom pom ornament in my head and it turned out to be pretty close to that. I worked in small sections again since the hot glue dries so quickly.
First, the letter in the darkest pom pom color ...
(the one in the top left was a trial one)
... and then continue with the lighter color pom poms until you end up with ...
It is not perfect but I think my parents will love it. That's part of their Christmas gift, shhhh. *smile* I love how they look on the tree and I think we'll be making more of these next Christmas!
This post is part of ...
... hosted by Claire of Polkadot Pretties!
Be sure to click over to A Night Owl Blog for her fun chalkboard ornament
and over to Cherished Bliss tomorrow for another fun kid's Christmas craft!