I Love the look of the korker bow and thought it would be fun to do a straight version!
To make this spunky little pom pom you will need:
First things first, pick yourself out some way cute ribbon and ric rac! I made this pom pom to match fabric I have that will soon be ruffle butt bloomers.
Cut at least 21 pieces of your ribbon and ric rac to 3″. Cut the ribbon at an angle.
Seal with your preferred method.
Here is my ribbon after it had been cut and sealed. I actually made two pom poms. My daughter has enough hair for pig tails now and I am LOVING it! :)
Thread your needle, double it up and tie it in a knot.
Take one of your pieces of ribbon and fold it in the center to form a “V” shape.
Take your needle through the fold of the ribbon.
Attatch the folded ribbon to your felt circle. Sew through the felt circle then back up through the ribbon. You can do this a couple times to get it to stand up a bit more.
In the picture above I am taking the needle back through the felt circle, (this must have been bow # 2, sorry for the confusion).
When attaching the ribbon to the felt circle be sure to go through both sides of the fold. As shown in the picture above.
Your felt circle is starting to get crowded. Use up every spare space. After there is no more room on your felt circle layer the ribbon on top of each other.
When you have finished attaching all your ribbon and ric rac, take a few stitches through the felt circle and tie a knot.
After attaching so many pieces of ribbon your felt circle will look a bit crazy. To hide all your stitching hot glue another felt circle over the top.
That looks better!
Cut a piece of 3/8″ ribbon to 4 1/2 ” and line your clip
Hot glue the pom pom to your clip.
Don’t worry if your pom pom is not standing up as straight as you’d like. Stiffen Stuff will solve all your problems! You drench that pom pom with Stiffen Stuff! When I say drench I mean drench! If you have ever watched Anne of Green Gables the Sequel, I am saying that like the old lady, Mrs. Harris. LOL! If you have never seen that movie you’re missing out!
After you have applied your Stiffen Stuff, shape the pom pom by pulling the ribbons to where you want them to be. Clip your pom pom to a piece of ribbon and hang upside down.
I let mine dry over night. It should take at least a few hours if it is pretty wet.
So CUTE! If I do say so myself! LOL. Make one (or two) for your little girl and she will be sure to turn heads!