It’s time to replace this pom-pom chandelier put up from 9 years in the past, one of many first that went “viral” on my weblog in 2013. The explanation I needed to replace this put up specifically at the moment is as a result of this chandelier was impressed by conventional Polish chandeliers known as Pujaki (made out of paper) and I actually wish to spotlight and honor the unimaginable nation of Poland and have a good time their folks and their traditions. We’re ending the second week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Poland has now taken over one million displaced Ukranians in a present of compassion and solidarity. That is how we rise to assist others in want. I want we might do extra of this when the refugees are Brown or Black, however I’m hopeful that Poland’s act of generosity will spark comparable actions in the direction of refugees of all colours sooner or later.
In Poland, peasants used to make these Pujakis in the course of the winter months in preparation for his or her greatest vacation, Christmas! Though historically made out of paper and straw, mine was made out of pom-poms as a result of I’m obsessive about these fluffy little guys.
Learn on to search out out the supplies I used, and the way I made this pom-pom chandelier.
Provides wanted for Pom-pom Pujaki
~ Embroidery hoop (mine was 8″ diameter)
~ Ribbon to wrap across the hoop, I used black striped grosgrain (or go away it plain)
~ Yarn (I used 6 colours however you are able to do something you need) – this is the neon pink yarn I used
~ Pom-pom makers (elective, you can also make pom-poms any means you often do)
~ Good scissors
~ Embroidery floss or thick yarn that may match by means of the needle (I used a metallic string that was exhausting to work with, I might not advocate it)
How one can make a Pom-pom Pujaki
This mission is considerably of a problem. I name it a labor of affection. It simply takes slightly time, after which slightly engineering. Under no circumstances troublesome, you simply want time and persistence.
1. Make a number of pom-poms. I made 54 for this chandelier in varied sizes. I selected 6 totally different colours and white (or extra like cream) to behave as a relaxation for the attention. I used pom-pom makers which make issues very easy, however you need to use whichever technique you like. The pom-pom maker equipment comes with directions, however you get the concept from the photographs.
2. Subsequent, lay out your pom-poms within the order that you simply like. I used three totally different sizes. I additionally measured and marked the ring frivolously with a pen so I might know precisely the place to connect them.
3. Up to now, fairly simple. However now comes the difficult half. Beginning with the largest pom-pom, push your needle fastidiously by means of every one. Once you get to the smallest, loop the needle by means of the guide ring, after which again down the entire pom-poms. Depart an extended tail on the finish, a few foot. You’ll use this to connect to the ring. Guarantee that every of the six strands is strictly the identical size. You may examine every with the subsequent as you go.
4. When all six strands are looped by means of the ring, dangle the ring up on the ceiling. Now it’s time to connect the strands to the ring. Re-thread the needle (now you should have two strings to string). Wrap the string across the hoop after which safe it by going again by means of the pom-pom. After you’re feeling that it’s tight sufficient, trim the string. Subsequent, connect the strand reverse from the primary one you simply did. The ring ought to now be safe. Go forward and connect all of them. I used slightly bit of material glue on the within simply to double safe the string.
5. Now minimize six items of string which might be about 4 ft lengthy. Take the center of every piece and loop it across the hoop on the place the place the 6 pom-poms meet the ring. Make a pair knots. Now there needs to be six double strings hanging down.
6. One after the other, thread the 2 ends into the needle. Once more, push the needle fastidiously by means of the 4 dangling pom-poms. Once you’ve reached the final one, safe the thread by going again by means of the underside pom-pom. Trim the string.
Now you’re executed! There are most likely many various methods to get this executed, so should you discover a higher means, by all means do no matter you suppose works finest. That is simply the way in which I did it.
I really like our boho-chic Pujaki!
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Did you want this put up? Listed below are some extra concepts with pom-poms: