Gum Flower Pom
by Vicki Runnegar
Everyone agrees that gum flowers are pretty spectacular! You can make your own little gum flower semi-pompoms with this quick and easy little tutorial.
First print out the Gum Flower Pom template and cut out 2 pieces onto medium weight cardboard.
Place the 2 pieces of the Gum Flower Template together, wrap around with some yellow yarn about 1 cm wide and 1 cm high.
Now wrap with the yarn colour that you would like your flowers to be. Wrap so that it evenly covers the yellow a couple of times in width and height.
With sharp scissors cut the yarn between the 2 pieces of cardboard, place a length of yarn between the 2 pieces of cardboard and tightly tie in a double knot.
Now gather all of the of the pieces of yarn together, with the yellow in the center, and the flower colour surrounding it. Tie a length of yarn about 2 cm from the bottom end, snip off excess.
Trim the yellow center, so that it is quite short, and trim the surrounding colour a little to neaten.
Now you have your very own Gum Flower Pom’s.