For Valentine’s or any day of the year, these Yarn Pom Pom Braided Bookmarks with Felt Hearts are a super sweet and fun craft to make and to give.
When my Nana arrived for her visits, Susan and I would scramble to try and carry her suitcases to the guest room.
Some of my clearest memories with my Nana are of sitting on the bed “helping” unpack Nana’s suitcases.
Her suitcases were an unusual pattern, made from a black and white woven wool fabric and unlike any of the suitcases we had in our house.
And on each of them, she had yarn pom pom balls tied to the handles, I suppose so she could clearly identify them when traveling. Although, I am sure no one else had suitcases like hers.
I find it strange that now, at 42, I still remember those yarn pom pom balls and pulling my fingers through the strings as she unpacked her bags for one of her treasured month long visits.
It has been more than thirty years since I wound up yarn balls to make “pom poms.”
I loved winding the yarn into big balls and then forcing the scissors to cut through the wool until, magically, we had created fluffy pom poms that we could turn into yarn animals or whatever else our imaginations could dream up.
So, when I was trying to think of some fun Valentine crafts, I decided to revisit my yarn pom pom days.