Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

T-Shirt Pom Poms

by EricaL (follow)
Erica, Freelance writer, blogger, and crafty Mother. Recycled Fashion www.recycled-fashion.com
5 to 10s (538)      Over 10s (346)      Medium (209)      Recycled (131)      Hard (33)      Pom Poms (3)      Tshirts (1)     
This is a craft activity suitable for older children, recommended approximately 6 years with assistance. Over 10's should be OK to make them independently.



T-shirt pom pom


T-shirt pom poms are a great way to reuse old t-shirts, clean but faded or damaged tees are good for this. No need to buy a new t-shirt if you don't have an old one in the house, you can pick up old t-shirts from charity stores for next to nothing.

They make lovely room decorations, alternatively, smaller pom poms can be used for hair tie decorations attached to elastic hair ties.



T-shirt hair pom pom


Time: 1 hour
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
Level: Medium to Hard

Materials
An old t-shirt
Cardboard (I used a cereal box)
Pen
Scissors
Two circular objects to trace around, a DVD or similar, and perhaps an SLR camera lens cap

Method
Take your clean t-shirt, and cut into strips with your scissors approximately 3-5cm in width.



T-shirt pom pom



T-shirt pom pom


Cut each strip open at one end, so you have one long strip rather than a hoop.



T-shirt pom pom


Draw around your larger circular object twice onto your cardboard. I used the back of a cereal box, and a jar lid to trace around for my circle.



T-shirt pom pom


Cut out your circles. Use your smaller circular object (I used a camera lens cap) to trace around for the middle of your circles, and cut out too. Cut a gap of a few cm in your circles:



T-shirt pom pom


Take one long cut strip of t-shirt, place around the inside of one cardboard circle, and place the other circle on the top. Tip - the bottom t-shirt strip is good for this part because it is double width and more study for the final tie/knot at the end of the project.



T-shirt pom pom



T-shirt pom pom


With the remaining t-shirt strips, wind each one around your card circles. There's no need to knot each piece as you go, when you get to the end, tuck the end of your strip under the last wrap around if you need to, otherwise hold with your fingers. Add the next strip and wrap over the last.
Wind fairly tightly, this will help your pom pom 'spring' into place on completion.



T-shirt hair pom pom


Once you've wrapped as much as you can, and cannot see much of your middle circle gap, then take your two loose ends and tie together in a knot to secure what will be your pom pom.



T-shirt hair pom pom


Take your scissors, place one blade on the inside of your two cardboard circles where you have left your gap, and start cutting. This part can be a bit tricky, sometimes you'll need to cut through just a few of your strips at the time.



T-shirt hair pom pom



T-shirt pom pom


Take out your cardboard circles, and at this point, I would trim off excess pieces on the pom pom to tidy it up.



T-shirt pom pom


You are done and ready to hang and display.

Categories
#Recycled
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#T-shirts
#Pom Poms
#Medium
#Hard
I like this Article - 16
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by EricaL
This is a painting craft project that I did with my 5yr old son, but it is possible for children of ...
16 likes
A simple craft project to give to Dad as a gift for Fathers Day
10 likes
A low cost re-purposed craft activity for Christmas that the kids will enjoy
9 likes
A fun activity to do with your child, or older children could give it a go by themselves
19 likes
This project would be considered a parent craft, or for the over 10's as it involves glass
16 likes
This is a craft project I made for my own newborn baby room as a wall decoration
15 likes
view all articles by EricaL
Articles by EricaL on Other Hubs
Sophie the Giraffe aka Sophie la Girafe, the baby teether toy that originated in France back in 1961...
227 views
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 3007
[ Submit a Comment ]
Thanks!
These are great!
Featured Articles
Why not take an orange and turn it into an easy Jack O Lantern to celebrate Halloween this year? You...
by Lucy
10 likes
Trending Articles
Here's a craft to turn empty toilet rolls into creative decorative items for Halloween
12 likes
These magical mermaid mirrors are made by setting a small mirror into a shell
12 likes
Small children can be included in Halloween preparations with this easy cotton wool ghost which they...
by Lucy
11 likes
Create some quick and easy chocolate Halloween bats - perfect for a Halloween party treat! Look out...
11 likes
If you don't have a pumpkin to carve for Halloween, you could always try making this glowing lan...
11 likes
Why not take an orange and turn it into an easy Jack O Lantern to celebrate Halloween this year? You...
by Lucy
10 likes
Here's how to make an interesting bronze-effect sculpture using
10 likes
This is an easy no bake treat
10 likes
My youngest son is really into monsters at the moment
9 likes
Peg dolls are a classic craft project, and the pegs can bought from most art shops
9 likes
Categories
Under 5s (508)
Over 10s (345)
Any Age (322)
Baby (10)
Links (1)
Easy (642)
Medium (209)
Hard (32)
Featured on Other Hubs
Trending on Other Hubs
The weight loss industry is a multi billion dollar gold mine
14 likes
Do you ever find yourself collecting lots of shells on a trip to a beach and then wonder what you're...
10 likes
You can easily dress fashionably when you are in your 20s
8 likes
New on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version