A DIY Wool Pom Pom Trivet. The first time I saw these I was on a Seattle Shopping Extravaganza with my dear friend Monique. I always park under the Seattle City Center on 5th Street. I love stepping off the escalator into 3 floors of shops and boutiques. When exiting, you can head right towards the famous Pike’s Place Market on the Pudget Sound, left towards Nordstrom Rack, the original Nordstrom, and Barney’s, or you can head south down 5th street toward one of my favorite stores. I call it THE MOTHERSHIP…Also known as, ANTHROPOLOGIE.
FYI: If you live in the Seattle area, be sure to ask for Sean at the downtown Anthro. He is fabulously talented when it comes to Sparkle and Charm. He would be happy to shop personally for you or help you style your favorite Anthro picks. PS He has one of those personalities that is contagious. You will find yourself smiling for hours after you leave the store.
…After a day of shopping, eating, people watching, street dancing, and a whole lot of laughing, Monique and I headed back to Seattle City Center. Just before the elevator doors there is a little shop called Fireworks Gallery. They have a plethora of kitchy trendy goodies. Keeping true to my Seattle shopping day traditions, Fireworks Gallery is always a last stop. That is where I saw these trivets. With one look at the price tag (23-ish dollars), I knew I could make these for less.
Well, I was wrong. The wool pom poms needed to make these are just at $20 for 100.
My inner “Gwyn Sparkle Spin” kicked in. It went something like this…
“Gwyn, you know you want to order these colorful wool felt pom poms. They will bring JOY! They are pretty. It will be so much fun to open the package and organize the colors. (I Heart Organization!) You could scatter them down the center of a table or a buffet to add a pop of fun color. Wouldn’t those be cute in a bubble gum jar? You could make a garland. You could make a necklace and earrings. A wreath! You could make coasters! You could use the trivet under a flower arrangement. If you order 200 felt balls for $35.00, you can make a couple of extra goodies for your hostess gift closet. Most importantly, you must support beautiful women who rolled these pretty wool felt pom poms. (Video Below)…GWYN YOU NEED THESE!”
Inner “Gwyn Sparkle Spin” WINS! I ordered the wool pom poms. In fact, I have now ordered well over 300 of them and I do not have any regrets.
Sparkle! Sparkle! XX-gwyn
PS I encourage the “Inner (insert your name here) Sparkle Spin.”
Let’s make the DIY Wool Pom Pom Trivet!
Here is what you will need:
64 multi- color 20mm Wool Felt Balls (pom pom’s)
*I ordered mine on Amazon. If you want to make your own, see the video below of the two precious little girls making homemade felt balls. It will make you smile.
32 seed beads in your favorite color/s
How to make your DIY Wool Pom Pom Trivet:
1. Line your wool pom poms up in a color pattern forming eight rows of eight.
2. Thread your needle making sure you have a triple knot at the end.
3. With the threaded needle, pass through the center of a corner pom pom.
4. Pick up a bead.
5. Stick the needle back into the pom pom beside the bead. Push though the wool pulling the thread out the opposite end of the pom pom. This secures your bead.
6. String the next 7 pom poms in the row.
7. On the last pom pom, pick up another bead and stick the needle back into the pom pom beside the bead. This time exit the side of the pom pom towards the next row of 8 pom pom’s.
8. Stick the needle into the side of the next pom pom and pull the needle out through the top.
9. Pick up another bead, stick the needle back in beside the bead, and continue to pull the needle out the opposite end.
10. Heading down the row, string the next 7 pom poms.
11. When you reach the end. Grab another bead and repeat this process heading up and down each row until you have strung and beaded all eight rows.
*You will thread your needle several times in the process. Be sure to hide the tie-off so it will not show.
12. Now, stick your needle back through the last beaded pom pom and exit out the side.
13. Pick up a bead and repeat the process as before securing the next 8 rows.
Tip: Pull your thread snug but not too tight.
That is it!
Credits//Author, Creator, and Photography: Gwyn @SparklingCharm.com
PSS This is a great video of beautiful ladies making these wool pom poms.
Bonus Video: Check out these two darling little girls teaching two techniques to make your own wool felt balls. (pom poms)