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Pom Pom watermelon craft

crafting with Mollie Makes magazine

Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new. It’s been ages since I made one of the craft kits which came with my magazine. Issue 103 came with a cute tiger keyring and Issue 104 came with some clothes patterns I didn’t want to make.

Pom Pom watermelon craft

Mollie Makes issue 105 included a plastic pom pom maker, 23m of yarn in 4 colours along with instructions to make strawberry or watermelon pom poms, hoop ear-rings or a bag charm. My kids love watermelon so I decided to make the pom pom watermelon craft.

I’ve made pom poms before and the pom pom maker is super simple to use. I wrapped the coloured yarn around the two halves of the pom pom maker.

Pom Pom watermelon craft

Then snipped the yarn to make a fluffy watermelon ball.

Pom Pom watermelon craft

I tied a length of yarn around the middle so I could hang my finished pom pom.

pom pom watermelon

It was probably the quickest craft I’ve made in a long time. Hopefully next months kit will be a little more time consuming and value.

Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine, you can check out all of them here:

Embroidered tiger keyring
Pretty paper stars
Felt Party Bear
Kitsch Festive Loom Kit
Embroidered Necklace Kit
Toucan Keyring Kit
Paper Ice Lollies
Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Cross stitch wooden banner kit
Pom pom love birds kit
Floral Hoop Kit
Reindeer Tree Decoration


  • Reply
    Tanya Brannan
    May 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Oh my gosh. I haven’t made pom-poms in years but this little bit of kit looks so quick and easy. My daughter has a watermelon dress and we found some shoes the right colour, but I would love to make some pom-poms to add onto them to make them super cute! It is a bit of a shame that it wasn’t as involved as it could be, but really cute no less.

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    May 8, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Oh my these are ridiculously cute- they’d be mega cute on a keyring or handbag! I haven’t made pom poms for years!

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    May 22, 2019 at 10:18 am

    […] I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new. Issue 105 came with a kit to make a cute pom pom watermelon which only took a few minutes, I have been looking forward to the next gift for […]

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