Upcycled Crafts: Firecracker pom poms
We had a blast at Thursday night’s Upcycle This! event where the craft du jour was firecracker pom poms. They’re fairly easy to make, all you need is a strip of paper, scissors, some glue/tape, and a barbecue skewer. I got this idea from Martha Stewart’s book of Handmade Holiday crafts, which is available at the library.
To make the poms poms:
– Cut a strip of paper measuring approximately 3″ by 15″. Fold in half once, then in half again.
– Take the scissors and cut thin strips 2/3 of the way across the strip, like you’re making fringe. The uncut part will wrap around the tip of the barbecue skewer.
– Unfold the strip of paper and using glue or tape, attach it to the tip of the skewer. Make sure as you wrap the strip, it stays tight against the skewer. When you reach the other end, affix it to itself or the skewer.
– Taking the scissors, curl down the fringe to make it look more like a firework. You can make it as curly as you like. Enjoy!