K, so are y’all loving football season this year? We are huge Texas Longhorn fans *Hook ‘Em!!* I recently made some super cute Spirit Pom Poms for the “cheerleader” in your life for The Ribbon Retreat. They supplied the ribbon, and I’m doing all the cheering.
Lots of little girls love to pretend to be cheerleaders. Now they have their own pom poms to play with! But we don’t want to leave anyone else out. Got a son or daughter playing in the game? Moms can make these pom poms, in their child’s school colors, to wave during the game. Or are you cheering along with your student who is in the band or cheering on the sidelines? I’ll show you how to personalize your pom poms so they can be special to YOUR team and YOUR star.
And here’s the great part: this is NO SEW project! Whoohoo!
So, are you ready to make your own Spirit Pom Poms? Let’s get started!
Here’s how to can make Spirit Pom Poms:
Supplies (for two Pom Poms):
*Ribbon or fabric strips*** in your team’s colors
*glue gun and glue sticks
***Side Note: If you want to make this project as close to FREE as possible, instead of ribbon, you can use fabric scraps. Old team t-shirts that are too small or have a bleach stain or whatever are perfect for this project because they are already the right colors! Just cut the shirt into strips into widths 1 1/2′ or less, and you are set!! FREE baby!
Instructions (for one Pom Pom):
Step 1: Measure and cut the ribbon or fabric.
I cut each ribbon THREE times at 14 inches each (15 ribbon strips total). I then cut one more white ribbon at 9 inches. (Now you have 16 ribbon strips in all.)
Step 2: Separate the ribbon into THREE piles using one ribbon for each pile. Add the extra 9 inch ribbon to one pile.
Step 3: Cut each pile in half. You now have SIX piles of ribbons.
Step 4: Tie each pile using twine, thread, or even additional ribbon.
Step 5: Take three ribbon piles and tie them together. Separate and fluff ribbons. Then tie the remaining three ribbon piles together. Separate and fluff ribbons. Now combine these two large ribbon piles into one big pom pom. Cut one more piece of ribbon and tie it around the pom pom. This will hide all of the string or thread.
Step 6: Remember the one 9 inch ribbon? We will use this to customize the pom pom. This ribbon should be hanging a little longer than all the others. Using a paint pen, permanent marker, Sharpie, puff paint….whatever you have on hand (I had a gold pen), write a personalized message on your ribbon. Examples include “Jackson #12,” ”Go Tigers,” ”Jessica – Clarinet,” or “Addison – JV Cheerleader.” Whatever YOU want to say. We are Texas Longhorn fans around here, so I put, “Hook ‘Em!
Step 7: Wrap the pencil with ribbon. Following the pictures below, top to bottom and left to right:
*Put a dab of hot glue on the eraser and fold the ribbon up to the eraser.
* Add a dot of glue to the left side at the bottom. Fold over. Repeat on the right side.
*Twist ribbon in a spiral and glue every inch or so.
* Add a dot of glue down inside of the top of the ribbon and pencil. Twist shut.
Step 8: Generously apply hot glue deep inside the pom pom and onto the pencil. Attach the pencil to the pom pom.
Fluff and separate the ribbon a little more if you need to, and then you’re done!!
Who’s your team? Who do you cheer for? No matter what your team’s colors, The Ribbon Retreat has a ton of ribbons and fabric in every color of the rainbow. Or use your own team t-shirts or other scrap fabric you may already have. The point is to get up and CHEER!Pin It