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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


Wear it in your hair or clipped onto your clothing.


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