Olympics Inspired Top and Pom–Tutorial

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Molly’s 5th birthday is this weekend, and they are arranging an Olympics inspired “5 ring” birthday at a gymnastics center to celebrate. Our gift will be the birthday girl’s “ringed” top and accessory to wear for the day. I didn’t take photos of the process for the top, but I can give you the basics. I cut of the top part of a tank top from Old Navy. Then added rows of ruffled knit spaced with white knit segments.

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I do have a photo tutorial for the pom accessory, however. Cut 1”x 30” strips in each of the fabric colors. Then, wrap each strip tightly around a small box.

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Carefully slide the loops off of the box and tightly tie a short piece of knit around the middle of the loops.

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Insert your scissors into the ends of the loops and cut them.

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Trim away the ends until you have a nice round pom shape.

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Slip a barrette in the loop you tied around the middle, and you are done! Edited to add: Add a dab of hot glue to secure the pom in place.

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Wear it in your hair or clipped onto your clothing.

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3 comments:

  1. I just discovered that my daughter & your oldest daughter are very similar in age :)

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  2. Love this! Perfect outfit to cheer on the Olympics!
    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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  3. So adorable!! You did an amazing job!!

    I featured you on my blog today, feel free to check it out: http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/07/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-42.html

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