I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley.
Title: Make in a Day Pompom Crafts
Author: Victoria Hudgins
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 19, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads): Add a bit of pizzazz to clothing and accessories with pompom crafts you can make in a day. These handcrafted yarn ornaments are simple to make — no knitting or crochet skills are involved and no prior crafting experience is necessary. Quick and easy projects include a headband and other wearables, baskets, and crafty items for home decor.
Each book from Dover’s “Make in a Day” series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Easily completed within only one day, the beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something special but uncomplicated that offers a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and readily available at major craft stores.
If you are looking for a fun and easy craft for a weekend project, this book has some simple and unique ideas that involve all sorts of pompoms. There are detailed and easy to follow instructions with many gorgeous photos to compliment each project. There are ideas ranging from simple bookmarks to cake decorations and if you are planning a party, this craft book does contain quite a few inexpensive and interesting party decorating ideas.
While I did find this book enjoyable, I do believe that this would be a perfect crafting book for tweens. The projects are very simple and I was expecting some more elaborate ideas for my own decorating and gift giving projects. Also, the author suggests the purchase of different sized pompom makers and I felt that this was unnecessary, as there are so many do-it-yourself pompom making ideas out there.
One idea that I found really useful was to use a fork to create small pompoms. I used this technique to create the bookmarks and pencil toppers. It was really quite easy.
So, if you are in the mood to create something simple, I do suggest taking a look at Make in a Day Pompoms. I would recommend this book to anyone with minimal crafting experience and a desire to make some easy decorations.