How to make pompons?
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Pompons are a great decoration for a variety of products, but above all - for clothes: hats, scarves, etc. These beautiful balls are made of yarn most often. There are several options for the manufacture of pompons, and now we consider them. And we begin with how to make pompons from threads - more precisely, from yarn. Consider two ways, and then we give the option of making the original pompons for support groups.
How to make pompons of yarn
First of all, I would like to note that anyone can make such a decoration, because its manufacturing techniques are fairly simple. So, the first way how to make pompons. We will need: the yarn itself, thick cardboard and scissors. Yarn should be selected, if possible, bulk. At the same time, the type of material is not so important: a blend yarn, wool, and even synthetic one will do. We take the cardboard and cut out two blanks from it, each of which must be equal to two diameters of the pompon plus another one and a half centimeters. Then you need to cut the center of both circles - a round hole should be equal to about a third of the diameter of the whole circle.Now we begin to wrap the thread around our rings in such a way as to completely fill the circles. Try to wind the yarn as tightly as possible, because the density and pomp of the pompon will depend on it. Next, push the scissors between the two circles and cut the yarn around the perimeter of the workpiece. Of course, the yarn at the same time it is necessary to hold, so that it does not move from the cardboard. After we have cut the yarn, you need to fasten it with a thread, passing the thread between the circles around the workpiece and, wrapping the yarn, tie the thread into a tight knot. Do not forget to leave the ends of the thread long enough so that later you can attach the pom-pom to any product. All that is left is to remove the cardboard, for which we make a cut from the edges of the cardboard circles to the center and pull them out. That's all - our pompon is ready. If necessary, trim it with scissors.
This option, how to make a pom-pom on a hat, is much simpler than the previous one, but you still have to make a cardboard blank. Cardboard can be taken and not very dense. The blank is a rectangle whose width will be approximately equal to the diameter of the pompon itself.Approximately - because the volume of the pom-pom will depend on the threads that you use, and on how much it will be necessary to trim the pom-pom after production. Cut the workpiece, make a longitudinal section approximately to the middle. Now take the yarn and slide one end of the thread into the cut so that the length then allows you to dress the resulting pom-pom. Next, you need to wind the thread around the billet until the yarn closes the entire billet to the top. Try to wind the threads as closely as possible to each other - then the pom-pom will turn out magnificent and beautiful. After you finish the winding, tie the threads in the middle with the end you left at the beginning. Then remove the future pompom from the workpiece and scissor the threads on both sides. Look at the pompon - it may well be necessary to trim it so that it becomes beautiful and neat. If a pom-pom seems too big for you, it's time to reduce it. Just do it carefully, because to increase the volume of the pom-pom again will not work - you have to make a new one. This method of manufacturing is also convenient because you don�t have to make a new blank each time - one carton is enough for a lot of pompons.
Pompons and sport
Pompons for competitions you need to make, if you are an active member of the support group of a particular sports team. The so-called cheerleading (from the English. "Cheerleading", that is, the leadership of a support group) is a sporting competition between different support groups. Of course, for this action you need a special props. And one of the required attributes of any support group, of course, are pompons. Only pompons are not made of cloth, but plastic, which can be made from any multi-colored bags. And it is about the technology of their manufacture, we now talk.
How to make pompons from packages
So, take a few plastic bags of the desired color and lay them out. In order to properly expand them, first cut off the handles (if any), pull out the bags and fold them along. Then packages need to be cut to get a flat rectangle. After that, fold the bags in half, but this time across. Now we cut the free part into strips. We cut the strips in the direction of the fold to about the middle of our product. It is necessary to try so that the strips are smooth, that is, of the same thickness.After you have cut the bags in this way, roll the whole construction with a straw and tie up the handle with adhesive tape or tape. That's all: our pom-pom for the support group is ready. As you can see, the technology is simple, however, if some things were left incomprehensible to you, you can always find videos on the Internet on how to make pompons for cheerleading.