Orange and black are not the only colors for October. Pink is in the spotlight starting tomorrow. According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, every 19 seconds, somewhere around the world, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. During the month of October, the focus is on awareness, detection, cure – and hope. An easy to make bouquet of bright, pink pom pom flowers of hope can be a reminder to support, share and spread the message of hope.
Pom Pom Flowers of Hope Bouquet
For seven pom pom flowers:
- Two colors of pink yarn – I used Red Heart in bright and pale pink
- Clover Small Pom Pom – 1 3/8” and 1 5/8”
- Pink/White Striped Straws (From Michael’s)
- Low-tem hot glue gun and glue sticks
- 1 pint Mason jar
- Mason Jar Frog Lid Insert (from Jo-Ann)
- Pink patterned tissue paper
- Mod Podge
- Pink Ribbon
Make seven 1 5/8” pom poms, four in bright pink and 3 in light pink. Make seven 1 3/8” pom poms, four in light pink and three in bright pink. Leave long yarn “tails” on each pom pom. Trim pom poms to nice, round shape.
Using pom poms “tails,” tie one large and one small pom pom together, having a light and dark pink pom pom together. Tie tightly and double knot. Trim tails. Place a generous amount of hot glue on the end of a pink and white straw. Separate threads on the bottom center of double pom pom and push end of straw with hot glue into pom pom. Hold several seconds until secured.
You can give a Mason jar a quick pink makeover with some pink tissue paper and Mod Podge. Tear pieces of tissue and Mod Podge pieces onto the Mason jar. Continue adding pieces of tissue, overlapping pieces, until jar is completely covered. Let dry several hours.
Add some embellishment to the jar, if you’d like. I used Perfect Pearls to add some pink pearls around the jar and made a round tag that says “Hope” with pink, sparkly letters and some small pink rhinestones. Replace the center insert of the jar with the frog insert. Tie a pink bow around the lid and add a pink breast cancer awareness bow.
Hope is truly a powerful thing. Pink, in every shade and hue, is not a color for the weak – it is the color of strength, battle and triumph. The pom pom flowers of hope bouquet, along with a bowl of pink ribbons, will be on my desk all month at work and shared with my colleagues. Wear and share pink in October and support hope, cure and strength.
Thanks for visiting today. I encourage you to support the fight against breast and all cancers. Share some hope and strength with someone who needs it – not just during October, but every day.
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