It is time to update this pom-pom chandelier post from 9 a long time in the past, a single of the very first that went “viral” on my site in 2013. The explanation I required to update this submit in specific today is simply because this chandelier was impressed by traditional Polish chandeliers identified as Pujaki (manufactured from paper) and I definitely want to emphasize and honor the extraordinary country of Poland and rejoice their people today and their traditions. We are ending the next 7 days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Poland has now taken above a million displaced Ukranians in a show of compassion and solidarity. This is how we rise to aid other people in need. I desire we would do extra of this when the refugees are Brown or Black, but I am hopeful that Poland’s act of generosity will spark similar steps toward refugees of all colors in the foreseeable future.
In Poland, peasants utilized to make these Pujakis for the duration of the wintertime months in planning for their most significant holiday getaway, Christmas! Though typically created from paper and straw, mine was made from pom-poms simply because I am obsessed with these fluffy minimal fellas.
Read on to obtain out the products I used, and how I manufactured this pom-pom chandelier.
Provides desired for Pom-pom Pujaki
~ Embroidery hoop (mine was 8″ diameter)
~ Ribbon to wrap around the hoop, I applied black striped grosgrain (or leave it basic)
~ Pom-pom makers (optional, you can make pom-poms any way you ordinarily do)
~ Fantastic scissors
~ Embroidery floss or thick yarn that can fit by way of the needle (I used a metallic string that was tricky to function with, I would not suggest it)
How to make a Pom-pom Pujaki
This project is considerably of a challenge. I contact it a labor of love. It just takes a tiny time, and then a very little engineering. Not at all tricky, you just require time and endurance.
1. Make heaps of pom-poms. I manufactured 54 for this chandelier in numerous sizes. I selected 6 diverse hues and white (or a lot more like product) to act as a relaxation for the eye. I used pom-pom makers which make items actually straightforward, but you can use whichever method you desire. The pom-pom maker kit arrives with guidelines, but you get the notion from the shots.
2. Upcoming, lay out your pom-poms in the buy that you like. I utilised three different dimensions. I also calculated and marked the hoop frivolously with a pen so I would know just where by to connect them.
3. So far, fairly uncomplicated. But now comes the tough element. Beginning with the most important pom-pom, force your needle carefully via every single 1. When you get to the smallest, loop the needle by the e-book ring, and then back down all of the pom-poms. Go away a long tail at the conclusion, about a foot. You will use this to attach to the hoop. Make confident that each and every of the six strands is just the identical duration. You can examine each individual with the following as you go.
4. When all six strands are looped through the ring, cling the ring up on the ceiling. Now it is time to connect the strands to the hoop. Re-thread the needle (now you will have two strings to thread). Wrap the string all-around the hoop and then safe it by likely back again by way of the pom-pom. Immediately after you feel that it’s restricted enough, trim the string. Upcoming, attach the strand opposite from the initial one you just did. The hoop need to now be protected. Go forward and connect all of them. I applied a very little little bit of material glue on the inside just to double safe the string.
5. Now minimize six pieces of string that are about four feet long. Acquire the middle of just about every piece and loop it close to the hoop at the area the place the 6 pom-poms meet the hoop. Make a pair knots. Now there need to be 6 double strings hanging down.
6. 1 by just one, thread the two finishes into the needle. Yet again, force the needle thoroughly by means of the four dangling pom-poms. When you have attained the previous one particular, secure the thread by going back via the base pom-pom. Trim the string.
Now you are finished! There are likely quite a few different ways to get this performed, so if you come across a superior way, by all usually means do whichever you consider will work best. This is just the way I did it.
I love our boho-chic Pujaki!
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Did you like this write-up? In this article are some more suggestions with pom-poms: