This is one of those crafts conceived in a few moments that took a long time to make, partly because I massively underestimated the volume of pompoms needed and had to wait to reorder! I made a giant Pom Pom Monogram as a door hanging for Dimples’ birthday this year.
I made the large letter A, using the same technique I used for making a Number Door Hanging from LBG’s party last year. I drew the letter free-hand- but you could use a template if you were unsure – onto a leftover cardboard box. I coated the finished letter in several layers of papier mache, which added a better surface for sticking the pompoms too, but also provided strength as I planned to hang the monogram over the bed in her pretty new bedroom.
Then I set to with a glue gun, about 3000 pompoms and The Archers omnibus. I placed the pompoms randomly, both in size and colour, as I went, starting in a corner and working out to the edges to prevent me from sticking the little felt balls on in serried ranks. I also started by gluing the interior of the top half of the A- the trickiest space to access, first. I did the inside of the legs following the same logic.
I completed the face of the A before finally getting to the sides. There was a two day delay whilst more pompoms arrived and I could finish with the feet. The rear of the Monogram is pom-pom-free so that it sits flush on the wall, and I was also careful not to keep the pom poms along the rear sides flush with the side rather than sticking out, for the same reason.
In all I used about 30 glue sticks and 3500 pom poms for the letter which is approximately 2.5ft tall. You could make a smaller one 🙂