I’m always on the lookout for quick, fun and easy crafts to do with Carter. I came across this super easy DIY for geometric confetti and thought, “Hmm, this would make a big mess (yet easy enough to clean up). Carter’s going to love it!”
Here are the simple steps:
Gather up some tissue paper (colour of your choice) and stack them on top of each other. Line them up so that the edges are square (I had to trim the tissue a bit to achieve this).
Cut them into about 2″ wide strips. They don’t have to be perfect, I just eyeballed it.
Once you have your strips, start cutting them into triangles. Again, they don’t have to be perfect.
See, I told you it was super easy!
You can store them in a mason jar if you choose.
Now for the fun part! Toss them up in the air and go “Weeeeeeeeeee!”
|Justin T. by Moon Fries | Black leggings by H&M |
Have fun and please excuse the mess!
This season yarn pom-poms are everywhere and they are really a cinch to make! All you need is some yarn and a pair of scissors.
You can make adorable garland on a strand of twine, or use them as gift toppers. Or come up with your own creative use for them!
Step 1: Hold the end of the yarn on your palm using your thumb. With your other hand, start wrapping the yarn around your fingers (you can use 2, 3 or 4 fingers depending on the size of pom-pom you want).
Step 2: Wrap the yarn around your fingers for a minimum of 40 times (the more wraps, the more dense your pom-pom will be). Don’t wrap too tightly. You will need to slip the bundle of yarn off your hand eventually.
Step 3: Cut another piece of yarn about afoot long.
Step 4. Turn your hand with the yarn bundle palm down and thread the foot long piece of yarn through your index and middle finger.
Step 5: Turn your palm up and tie a tight knot around the bundle. Make sure it’s in the middle of the bundle.
Step 6: Slip the tied bundle off your hand
Step 7: Tighten the knot even more and turn bundle over and tie a knot on the other side
Step 8: Cut all the loops in the middle, all the way aroud the bundle. But DON’T cut the two ends of the foot long piece of yarn (you will use those to fasten the pom-pom onto whatever you want.
Step 9: Cut around the pom-pom to make all the yarn pieces uniform in length
Step 10: Rub the pom-pom between your hands to fluff it up
- Monica Martin :: Kindred Work + Shop
Photos by Harmony Pyper