A Stylish, Handmade Valentine’s Day

If you have school-aged children, you are probably tracking down Valentine’s Day cards for their classmates or figuring out what prize or candy to send your kid to school with on Valentine’s Day. My #fibrespacetinyhuman is only four, but I’ve already gone through two years of Valentine’s Day with her. I really wanted to find something a bit more unique this year. Luckily, our fun pom-pom maker company has a ton of ideas on their sister site, Mr. Printables.  Their pom-pom-inspired Valentine is so much fun to make with kids and also super cute:

The templates are a free download on the site and include the wool pun cards that you can attach to them. The best part about this Valentine is that it includes a gift that isn’t candy! I’m so excited to pick out the right color yarns with Maddie and get started on making pom-poms for her cards. Here’s what you need:

 

1. Pom-pom maker

We have both the donut style maker and the macaroon shaped pom makers at the shop. ($18 each)

 

2. A fun, colored yarn in “worsted” or “DK” weight

We recommend something wool, as cotton and other plant fibers are very difficult to make pom-poms with. We have plenty of options at fibre space, of course!

 

3. Sharp scissors are a must.

Once you start wrapping many times around the maker, you will need a good sharp and pointy scissor to cut the pom-pom off. You can use your wool yarn to tie off the pom but it also helps to use thread.

 

 

4. Lastly, grab the downloads from Mr. Printables

These are at the bottom of the page. There is a bunny and a bear template, as well as a template for the wool pun cards that you can simply print, cut, and attach to your pom-pom animals.

 

Should using the pom maker be a challenge, they’ve got a wonderful YouTube guide for you!

 

All photos by Mr. Printables and Pom Maker

 

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Danielle is the owner of the fibre space shop and has been knitting since the age of six or so, when she completed her first project – a Cabbage Patch doll scarf. A Pittsburgh native with a degree in international development, she moved to the D.C. area to find a job and quickly established a career in non profit management and fundraising. For extra cash, she decided to turn her hobby into a job and taught knitting classes in the evening at area shops. With a heavy dose of sarcasm and a tough love style of teaching, Danielle quickly developed a following of students – busy D.C. professionals looking for a creative outlet. In October 2006, she struck out on her own with Knit-a-Gogo, Inc. – offering knitting classes and events all over the D.C. metro area. Before she knew it, Knit-a-Gogo had grown out of control and Danielle moved to the next natural step – a full service yarn shop. In July 2009 fibre space was born and has been rockin’ ever since. When she isn’t behind the counter with a mocha in hand and her kiddo Madeline at her side, Danielle is hanging with her hubby or lobbying for small business needs at City Hall.

fibre space™ specializes in unique yarns and fibres from hand dyed, independent, local and U.S.-made sources for knitting, crochet & spinning. Enjoy our wide selection of classes, designer workshops, yarn tastings, movie nights & more. Join the community in our comfy lounge, and let the helpful staff at fibre space™ get you started on your next handmade creation!

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1319 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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