POM-POM BOOK­MARK

Colour­ful and jolly, th­ese are fun and easy to make from left­over wool

Country Living (UK) - - A Month In The Country - WORDS BY ALAINA BINKS PROJECT BY JANET PALMER PHO­TO­GRAPH BY SUSSIE BELL

1 Draw and cut out two cir­cles, 6cm in di­am­e­ter, from a piece of card­board.

2 Draw and cut two smaller cir­cles in­side each piece, 1cm-1.5cm from the edge, to cre­ate two rings. Place them on top of each other.

3 Pull a length of wool through the cen­tre and over the edge of the rings, pulling it taut. Work your way round to cover the card­board, over­lap­ping the wool slightly as you go. You will need to neatly tuck the end un­der­neath the next strand to be­gin.

4 Once cov­ered, go around the ring again in the same way to add another layer of wool. Re­peat this un­til there is very lit­tle space left in the cen­tre.

5 Gen­tly cut around the edge of the ring us­ing a pair of scis­sors, with the blades be­tween the card­board edges.

6 Loop another piece of wool around the pom-pom, be­tween the card­board rings, and tie to se­cure, leav­ing enough of one end to slot into a book.

7 Cut and re­move the card­board rings and fluff up the wool to form a pom-pom shape.

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