Monday, August 11, 2014

Pom Pom Bags Tutorial

I recently held the Stampin' Day Away that I donated to St. Thomas More's International Night. My mom bought it, so I got to stamp near my hometown with a great group of stampy folks! I wanted to give them awesome gifts for attending as well as a bag to hold their projects:

A close up of the bag:

 As they arrived, each stamper picked out a bag and I added their name to a tag. As you can see by the top picture, each bag was a little different, but had the same theme. I used banners simply on the kraft bags. The pompom is made of paper and glued to a jumbo paperclip, so it can be removed and used somewhere else. It would be a fun bookmark. I think I'll use the extras to sort papers to grade!

Stamps: None
Paper: 2013-2014 In Color Paper Stack, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantelope, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: none
Accessories: Sticky Strip, White Organza Ribbon, Paper Snips, Chalk Talk Framelits, Little Letters Framelits, In Color Sequin Assortment, Fringe Scissors

Want to make your own pom poms? Well, it's your lucky day.

First, I used a 4" by 12" piece of Designer Series Paper and folded it in half. I adhered the layers together with a strip of sticky strip.

Second, I added another sticky strip on the outside layer, but DIDN'T TAKE OFF THE RED STUFF YET.

Third, I used my Fringe Scissors to cut up to the tape line.

Fourth, I used a bamboo skewer to "open" the loops. I found that if I slid it down by the tape, I could separate more at a time with ease. My picture shows me trying to separate each one at the top of the loop and that was time consuming.

Fifth, Squished the loops so they had some loopyness to them.

Sixth, I pulled the RED STUFF off of the sticky strip.

Seventh, I rolled the bottom of the around the skewer, sticking it the sticky strip to the paper.

 Eighth, I stuffed the roll of the pompom in the loop of the jumbo paperclip. I then put a line of Crystal Effects around the curve to adhere the pompom to the clip.

Ninth, I added a little 1/2" by 2" ish paper strip over the top of the clip to cover up the glue. Very cute.

and TENTH, I tied on a little piece of White Organza Ribbon and then I used the paper clip to hook the pompom on the bag!

For the rest of the bag, I used Fast Fuse and banners I cut out of assorted paper pieces. I also added a little banner of the white organza ribbon (which is hidden in this picture). 

Happy Creating!


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