Making pompoms is one of those necessary skills in crafting! Do you want cool looking pompoms instead of the usual yarn type? Perfect for spring and summer celebrations like Cinco de Mayo or Fourth of July? Make these amazing raffia pompoms!
You can easily make pompoms out of colorful raffia using your Mini Bowdabra! Imagine the possibilities and what you can do with them! Use raffia pompoms to accessorize just about anything! Hats, bags, sandals and even decor!
Raffia pompom with Bowdabra
Pearlized raffia ribbon (100 yd. rolls)
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
First, gather different colors of pearlized raffia ribbon for a festive look!
Next, cut a couple of strands of raffia in 12-inch lengths for tying and place down into the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under.
Then, place the ends of different raffia colors together (6 strands) leaving on the rolls into the Mini Bowdabra.
Now, begin wrapping them tightly around the Mini Bowdabra tower at least twenty times.
Finally, finish wrapping by placing strands down across the slot into the Mini Bowdabra and cutting off excess raffia.
Then, lift the two strands up tying the raffia as tightly as you can while . . .
Next, pull it up off the Mini Bowdabra Tower. Use scissors to cut the loops and trim the ends.
Trim and shape your raffia pompom
Place dots of hot glue around the center tie and hold strands in place to fluff together into a round pompom shape. Trim as needed.
Have fun accessorizing – like this hat! So cool!
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