Are you Irish? Although I don’t have any Irish in my blood, I just LOVE St. Patrick’s Day! I guess I’m just obsessed with lucky charms, rainbows, and pinching people who don’t wear green! I also love anything “cloud”, so this year I decided to make some no-sew cloud utensil pockets with pom-pom rainbows for our St. Patrick’s celebration. It has been an extra cloudy winter here, so I figured I would embrace the weather and find a way to celebrate!
These could also be used for any party involving rainbows…Rainbow Brite, My Little Pony, just plain rainbows, etc. They are such a cute addition to your table setting, and every March 17th, you can bring them out again!
Although I used them as utensil pockets, they could also hold favors, gold chocolate coins, or even leprechaun bait!
What You Need
- White felt (8.5×11”)
- Cardstock (8.5×11”)
- Assorted pom-poms (9 per cloud)
- Small beads (3 per cloud)
- Fishing line
- False eye lashes (1 set per cloud)
- All-purpose tacky glue
- Permanent marker
- Sewing needle
Fold a piece of 8.5×11” cardstock in half, and draw a cloud shape, or find a cloud online and print off a template.
Fold your 8.5×11” piece of felt in half, and trace your cloud template on one side, using a permanent marker. With the piece of felt still folded in half, cut right inside the lines to cut out your cloud. Now you should have two felt clouds.
Using a needle and fishing line, thread 3 pom-poms in different sizes and colors onto the line. Spread them out with a couple of inches in between each pom-pom.
Tie one end of the fishing line around the bottom pom-pom. Cut the fishing line off the spool about 2-3 inches above the top pom-pom. Thread a bead on the top end of fishing line, and make several knots around the bead, leaving a couple inches between the bead and pom-pom.
Repeat step 4 two more times, so that you have 3 strands of pom-poms, with a single bead at the top of each strand.
Squeeze a line of glue onto one felt cloud about ½” from the edges, but leave a good portion of the top of the cloud un-glued.
Lay the beads from your pom-pom strands over the glue at the bottom of the cloud, and place your second felt cloud directly over the first cloud. Push the clouds together all the way around the glued edges, and squeeze them together until they begin to dry.
Place a pair of false eyelashes on top of the cloud, and move them around until you are satisfied with their placement. The kind I used were sticky enough to stay on their own, but you may need to add a tiny strip of glue to the lashes.
Use a blush brush to apply a small circle of blush to the “cheeks” of your cloud.
Once your cloud is dry, you may add utensils, napkins, straws, or even favors!