It’s time to update this pom-pom chandelier article from 9 years in the past, just one of the initial that went “viral” on my blog site in 2013. The cause I preferred to update this write-up in distinct currently is due to the fact this chandelier was motivated by conventional Polish chandeliers termed Pujaki (made from paper) and I definitely want to highlight and honor the remarkable state of Poland and celebrate their persons and their traditions. We are ending the 2nd week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Poland has now taken in excess of a million displaced Ukranians in a exhibit of compassion and solidarity. This is how we rise to help many others in have to have. I want we would do far more of this when the refugees are Brown or Black, but I am hopeful that Poland’s act of generosity will spark very similar steps towards refugees of all hues in the potential.
In Poland, peasants utilized to make these Pujakis throughout the wintertime months in preparation for their biggest holiday, Christmas! Whilst ordinarily produced from paper and straw, mine was made from pom-poms due to the fact I am obsessed with these fluffy small fellas.
Read through on to discover out the resources I made use of, and how I created this pom-pom chandelier.
Supplies desired for Pom-pom Pujaki
~ Embroidery hoop (mine was 8″ diameter)
~ Ribbon to wrap close to the hoop, I utilized black striped grosgrain (or go away it basic)
~ Pom-pom makers (optional, you can make pom-poms any way you normally do)
~ Very good scissors
~ Embroidery floss or thick yarn that can suit via the needle (I utilized a metallic string that was really hard to perform with, I would not endorse it)
How to make a Pom-pom Pujaki
This job is fairly of a obstacle. I simply call it a labor of love. It just normally takes a little time, and then a small engineering. Not at all tough, you just will need time and persistence.
1. Make heaps of pom-poms. I created 54 for this chandelier in different dimensions. I selected 6 distinctive colours and white (or more like cream) to act as a relaxation for the eye. I made use of pom-pom makers which make points seriously effortless, but you can use whichever method you like. The pom-pom maker package comes with guidelines, but you get the plan from the pics.
2. Future, lay out your pom-poms in the order that you like. I made use of 3 distinctive sizes. I also measured and marked the hoop frivolously with a pen so I would know particularly where to attach them.
3. So much, really uncomplicated. But now comes the difficult component. Commencing with the greatest pom-pom, press your needle very carefully through every one. When you get to the smallest, loop the needle by the guide ring, and then again down all of the pom-poms. Depart a lengthy tail at the conclude, about a foot. You will use this to attach to the hoop. Make absolutely sure that each and every of the six strands is exactly the very same duration. You can evaluate every with the upcoming as you go.
4. When all six strands are looped by the ring, dangle 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 over the hoop and then secure it by going back again through the pom-pom. Soon after you really feel that it’s tight sufficient, trim the string. Following, attach the strand opposite from the first a single you just did. The hoop must now be secure. Go in advance and connect all of them. I applied a little bit of material glue on the inside just to double protected the string.
5. Now slash 6 parts of string that are about 4 feet very long. Just take the center of each piece and loop it about the hoop at the put the place the 6 pom-poms satisfy the hoop. Make a few knots. Now there should be six double strings hanging down.
6. Just one by a single, thread the two ends into the needle. Again, thrust the needle carefully as a result of the four dangling pom-poms. When you have achieved the past a single, safe the thread by likely back by means of the base pom-pom. Trim the string.
Now you are finished! There are most likely numerous various approaches to get this accomplished, so if you discover a far better way, by all indicates do whatever you assume is effective very best. This is just the way I did it.
I adore our boho-stylish Pujaki!
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