I've gone a little pom-pom crazy since I bought a pom-pom maker a few months ago. I love making pom-poms in different colors and finding new ways to incorporate them into my crafting. I had a bunch of red pom-poms left over from another project, so I used them to add some fun to summertime accessories.
Even though back-to-school shopping is in full swing, I have no intention of giving up my flip-flops any time soon. But I do think pom-poms gave my red-and-white pair an extra touch of cuteness. I used red worsted-weight yarn and a 1 5/8-inch pom-pom maker to create the pom-poms shown here. (Visit my Pink Pom-Pom Garland post to learn how to use a pom-pom maker.) After I trimmed and fluffed the pom-poms, I just tied them onto the flip-flop straps. And yes, they do tickle!
As you can see, the necklace is also a super-easy project. I just tied five pom-poms, evenly spaced, to the links of a silver chain I had in my jewelry-making supplies. A clasp finished it off, and now my pom-pom necklace is ready for a summer party.