Sunday, 7 July 2013

Pom pom = wrong wrong!

...but it ended so right!

It's my turn over at the Inspirations blog and today I'm sharing my tale of a ribbon pom pom that went very wrong but ended up as a rather nice sweetie dish.

I started out by gathering a collection of green ribbons: gingham, grosgrain, sheer, velvet, dots, glitter bling and more!

I attempted to make a pom pom but it looked awful - just like a bundle of dead ribbon!  I un-tied it and sat looking in horror at this pile of ruined ribbon...

Then an idea struck - what if I tied these little bits around another piece of ribbon and wrapped it around the stem of a glass?  And this is what the sorry pile of ribbon became...

So the moral is even if something you are trying to create goes wrong don't give up!  Keep thinking it through and trying different things - you never know what you will come up with!

Have a good day

P.S.  I still haven't given up on the pom pom idea either!  :)  It just needs a bit of tweaking... I'll get there eventually!


  1. Fab idea. Would look great in colours suitable for Christmas or a wedding

  2. That's really pretty, Laura. You could also tie them around a piece of elastic and make a hair scrunchy.

    Thanks for your kind thoughts for my upcoming colonoscopy. Much appreciated! I'm on day 2 of the low fibre diet and tomorrow is the awful preparation day when I take the medicine to clear myself out! Not looking forward to that much - procedure 8.30 Tues a.m. I shall be glad when it's all over!


  3. How lovely, Laura, great idea
    Rosie x

  4. wow that looks great !
    Kate x

  5. Hi Laura! I am so sorry it has taken so long for me to stop by and say hello. I went away for the 4th of July celebrations right after I posted on WOYWW and am just now getting back to everyone.

    Love the ribbon on the glass. I might have to try that myself.

    Thanks for the visit last week.


  6. That ribbon on the glass looks great. I love the shape of that glass too!
    Never give up!


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