Anthropologie Inspired Pom Pom Push Pins
August 12, 2013
This week is going to be packed with all things back to school related. Even though I’m not heading back to school this month (though I’m one of those people who would love to be in school forever) I love school supplies, picking out back packs and planning a dorm room! So to start off the week, here’s an easy way to add some fun and texture to your bulletin board.
These simple yarn pom pom push pins are inspired by these Anthropologie push pins. I thought they were adorable but couldn’t see spending $15 for a set since I had all the supplies to DIY it.
To make your own pom pom push pins you will need:
- yarn (any colors)
- dessert or salad fork
- sharp scissors
- super glue or a hot glue gun
There are several ways to make yarn pom poms. There’s even a pom pom maker now! My favorite method is to use a fork. I found that a salad or dessert size fork works great for making small pom poms. You can use whatever method you like!
The first step is making the pom poms. Start by wrapping the yarn around the prongs of the fork (about 15 times is good). Then cut another piece of yarn about 6″ in length and tie it around the wrapped yarn. Make sure to tie it very tight! Then slide the looped yarn off the fork and use the scissors to cut open every loop. Use your hands to fluff out the pom pom and trim any long or uneven strands. This is the most important step in making a pom pom!
Place a small amount of glue on the top of a thumbtack then press it firmly onto a pom pom. Allow it to dry and you’re done!