There are countless reasons why Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday, but above all I love the emphasis on hand-made gifting. Nothing says romance quite like a blossoming bouquet, so when Anthropologie asked us to come up with a craft project that’d be perfect for February the 14th, we set our DIY sights on creating a handmade floral arrangement that’s just as special — but more long lasting — than your standard blooms. We had so much fun crafting away this past Sunday and can’t wait to share snapshots with you all from the day (check back Thursday!), but today we thought we’d share the tutorial for creating these fabulous pom pom bouquets for you to host your very own crafternoon party! Keep reading for the step-by-step instructions…

  1. scissors
  2. green felt
  3. assorted ribbon and twine
  4. white spray paint
  5. assorted color yarn
  6. found twigs
  7. hot glue gun

1. Wrap yarn around three fingers between 50-75 times. Use two fingers for a smaller pom and four fingers for a larger one, and the more time you wrap the yarn, the more plush your pom will be.

2. Cut yarn from spool, and cut a second piece of yarn that’s approximately 8 inches long.

3. Thread one end of 8-inch piece of yarn through middle finger and index finger. Pull other end of yarn piece up and over wrapped yarn.

4. Turn hand over and loosely tie the two ends of 8-inch piece of yarn, as pictured. This should cinch the wrapped yarn to create a bow-tie style shape.

5. Carefully slide wrapped yarn off your fingers. Pull tied yarn as tightly as possible and double knot.

6. Use scissors to cut all loops.

7. Fluff pom to create a ball shape and conceal tie.

8. Give the pom a hair cut. At this point I like to repeatedly roll the pom around in my hand, fluff it, and trim until I achieve a perfectly spherical shape.

9. Spray twigs with 3-5 coats and allow to dry.

10. Use hot glue gun to attach flower pom to top of twig.

11. Free-hand draw the shape of leaves onto a sheet of green felt and cut out.

12. Use hot glue to attach leaves to twigs.

Cut ribbon and twine and tie stems together. Slide on name tag & gift to a special someone!

36 comments
  1. 1
    Kayleigh | February 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I love this. I might have to do this with my girl group on Wednesday! Thanks!

    Reply
    • Chanel Dror | February 13, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Yes, you must! Let us know how it goes ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  2. 2
    Laura | February 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I had so much fun at the event. Can’t wait to see the pictures!

    Reply
  3. 3
    Ashley @ Yeah. We Bake. | February 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    What a gorgeous model little Miss Pheobe is!

    xo,
    Ashley

    Reply
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    todaloos | February 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Ok, this is a crazy cute idea! The cutest diy I’ve seen in awhile. I got excited thinking of all the pompom possibilities to do. And I agree with Ashley, you do have the sweetest little model, such a heart melter!

    ๐Ÿ™‚
    mikky
    http://www.todaloos.com

    Reply
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    Lotoya Vongrechin | February 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Awww these are super cute, I love yarn, too bad I don’t knit or crochet. Its on my bucket list to learn LOL. Then you hit me with a sweet photo of baby P at the end. Soooo cute.

    Reply
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    Phyllis | February 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Love this craft! And the most precious model ever!!

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    Jacqueline Cote | February 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Love this!!! And how adorable is baby P!!!

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  8. 8
    Elena | February 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    gorgeous bouquet!

    Reply
  9. 9
    Lindsay {Everistta} | February 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    So fun!

    Reply
  10. 10
    Rowaida Flayhan | February 13, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Beautiful idea and bouquet. Love love your model she is so precious

    Reply
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    Deborah | November 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Wow, so simple yet so effective. Thank you so much for the post. I might try this for Christmas.

    Reply
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    Toni Stephens | February 3, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Going to do an adaptation (only 1 hr and 20 kids) for my daughter’s 4th grade class Valentines day party. We’ll be using cake pop sticks instead of twigs. Will it be necessary to use a hot glue gun to adhere the poms? Or is there an alternative. We’d rather not have to use a glue gun with all of those kids around.

    Reply
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    Saniyacutie | July 25, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Awesome,very nice ,looks sooo cute !!!!!!!!

    Reply
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