Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Try It Out Tuesday: Pompom Necklace

Hi and welcome to my very first Try It Out Tuesday!! (gotta love alliteration. . .) 

At all the wonderful linky parties I attend, I see tons of awesome projects that I just can’t wait to try out and thus, Try It Out Tuesday is born! Each week I will pick a tutorial that I really want to try and post here about how it goes! If you have or know of a tutorial you think I would like to try out, email me or post a link in the comments section!

For this first week, I chose a super cute pompom necklace made by Rebekah L. over at Somewhere in the Middle. This necklace is super easy to make and *drumroll please* it is free to make! Just use what you have on hand! 

Alrighty, since she already did an amazing tutorial, I am just going to show you how I did it a tiny bit differently so I could use what I had in my craft drawer! 

To begin with, I didn’t have a metal pendant lying around. My improvisation? I used one of those really thin pieces of wood squares that come in giant packs at the craft store. I just drew a circle on it and cut it with some hardcore utility scissors.



And since the wood was ugly, I painted it silver. Oh yeah, and glued a head pin on the back with a loop in the end. To get it to lie flat, just clip of the flat head of the pin.




While I loved the color she used, I had a fabulous deep purple jersey on hand so that is what I used! ($5 for 5 yards at wally world!! Score.)



I just glued down all of my little circles just like she did, fluffed it a bit then trimmed the bits that stuck out and ta-da!!  A brand new pendant! I hung mine on a really cool bulky chain I had to contrast with the cutie-ness of the pompom.


Modeled by my lovely duct tape mannequin! Thank you so much for the fun tutorial, Rebekah!!Be sure to stop over there and check out hers too!!

~ Dani

6 comments:

  1. Very cute Dani! This could be another good girl scout project, especially for my older girls!

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    1. Thank you! I bet they would like them! This one took me about 30-45 minutes but I had to take pictures every 5 minutes so it would be faster for them. Gonna try and make one with lace next. . .

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  2. Oooh, yours turned out gorgeous! Love the color.
    Thanks for linking back to me!
    Rebekah

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    1. Thank you! My whole house would be decorated in that color if my hubby would let me. . .

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  3. This necklace is too cute! I found your blog through Bleak 2 Unique, and am now your newest GFC follower!

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