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Pompom Christmas
Twenty To Make series
Alistair Macdonald

Search Press
7 August 2015/ ISBN 9781782213468
How-To Books/ Crafts / Holiday: Christmas

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Deck the halls with pompoms in this follow-up to the previous Twenty To Make Fabulous Pompoms (also reviewed on this site). Make decorations for tree, table, walls and more using just leftover yarn, pipe cleaners (aka chenilles) and those cardboard circles.

For those unfamiliar with making pompoms, there are two pages showing how to use both the traditional card circles and the modern pompom makers. The rest of the book is filled with twenty projects, each featuring a page-sized photograph of the finished item displayed, a smaller picture of it on its own, instructions, and what you need. This includes tools as well as materials, always a good touch so you have everything you need before you start. The instructions are very detailed and can look daunting beside a fairly simple model, but include everything for foolproof crafting. Projects include a robin, snowman, Santa and Mrs Claus, bunting, a Christmas tree, stocking, party glass markers, napkin ties etc. All use inexpensive items, many of which crafters might have left over from other projects and show that you can do a lot with a little. Children and adults will both have a ball (or perhaps a bauble) making their holiday decoration personal with this wee book.

If you cannot find a good range of origami materials locally try for a list of suppliers.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2015