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DID keyring
A while ago I found the above market picture on pinterest and it totally inspired me. It's a picture of giant pompoms which the women in Bolivia make and wear and I just thought they were sooooo great. The colours, the size, the idea, everything. So I endeavored to make a project to replicate them. I totally intend to make giant ones one day but judging by the size of them I would have to stock up on a lot of wool so for now I will make do with these gorgeous key chains.

Posted by AllyEbdon from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See AllyEbdon's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 1
    Step 1

    First the basic pompom. First hold two pencils together. With your thumb secure one end of your embroidery thread.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wrap your thread around until it in nice and plump.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut your thread. Now take another small length of thread and pass it between the two pencils.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tie a knot around your thread.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Slide your pom off the pencils and double knot the thread to secure it further.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now take your scissors and cut all the loops open.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should be left with a scruffy pompom looking a bit like this.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now tidy up your pompoms with scissors and scrunch it up a bit until you're happy with how it looks.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make a few pom poms until you're ready to make a tassle! Follow the same wrapping method as with the basic pompom method except this time use three sharpies to make your tassle bigger and plumper.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now pass a piece of thread under just one of the sharpies. This leaves a larger area for the actual tassle section.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 11
    Step 11

    Slide your tassle off your sharpies and tighten the thread.

  • How to make a ribbon charm. Pompom Keyring - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut the loops on the larger side your tassle and you're done!

    Now simply pass a needle and thread through all of your pompoms and your tassle and add a loop at the top and you're done. Yay!

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