This cute little DIY will get any cake ready for a celebration in no time at all. No candles, no worries – Pom Poms to the rescue!
Get colourful and creative with your wool choices, grab a fork and have some fun. Nothing screams FUN quiet like a Pom Pom Cake Topper, oh and the fork comes in really handy for eating the cake later on.
By Elise Clarkson from Pixels and Sunshine for Families Magazine – Gold Coast
You will need:
- Scotch tape
- Small sharp scissors
- Dinner fork
- Embroidery needle
- 2 Paper drinking straws
- Wool in various colours
- 50cm lengths of wool in a different colour
Cut a length of wool at approximately 40cm and set it to the side.
Pick up the ball of wool and the fork. Begin to wind the wool around the fork, making sure to hold the loose end in place.
Wind the wool around the centre of the fork. Keep winding the wool over the same spot keeping it nice and tight.
Use some scotch tape to hold the loose end in place. Take the length of wool you cut earlier and poke it through the middle fork prong.
Make a single knot and the poke back through the middle prong.
Do this three times and then, keeping the wool very tight, tie a double knot
Holding where you just tied the knot slide the wool off the fork.
Using the scissors cut thru the loops of the wool all the way around.
Fluff up the Pom Pom into a ball shape and give it a little haircut to tidy it up.
Repeat this process with the other colours of wool.
Using the embroidery needle make a hole thru the top of each straw.
Use some scotch tape to help thread the wool onto the needle.
Sew through the Pom Poms.
Thread the needle through the straw and repeat at the other end.
Tie off the loose ends with a few knots and trim to desired length.
Decorate a cake with the Pom Pom Topper. ENJOY!