{How to} Make a POUF!

Pouf is a technical term. Trust me.

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

While I’m processing photos and mentally recovering from the Slumber Party today I thought I’d share this fun and super simple project with you guys.

I made these for the shelving project I’ve been working on. (Inspiration for POUF! found here)

I was planning on using old book pages but while I was thrifting and hunting I kept seeing sewing patterns for dimes. And then it hit me. I could just use sewing patterns instead of books – there’s usually a bit more, visually, on a sewing pattern and the ones I found had some added color as well. Happy!

You’ll Need:

Styrofoam balls
Hot glue gun, glue
Sewing pattern (one per pouf)
Ribbon

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Start by cutting up your sewing pattern into squares (sorry, no photo) and crumpling each square as you go so that you end up with a bit of real estate in order to flue to the styrofoam ball.

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Make a mess.

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

And glue your ribbon on for hanging.

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

I found that holding each square down for a good 30 seconds was the way to go, but I got impatient after the 17th one … and then remembered why it’s not ok to be impatient with a hot glue gun. Using a pencil to hold it down will help you avoid burns. I wouldn’t have the slightest idea why. Ehum.

You’ll be left with this lovely bit of sewing inspiration to use in your home.

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

For a variation with much less individual gluing going on – just take the actualy pattern (a peice of it) and wrap a styrofoam ball. Crumple on top, glue in place … rinse repeat for a fun little bowl of POUFS!

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Sewing patterns turned POUF!

Enjoy!

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