The design depends on the way you trim the pom-pom:)
We decided to cut it in the shape of a heart and the result was this cute martenitsa necklace. You have to be very smart with the scissors to make you heart look really good.
So this craft is not that easy to make, as I usually use to say 🙂
Make to pom-pom, but make sure that a lot of thread has to be trimmed in order to make a beautiful shape.
Roll enough tread on a thick piece of cardboard paper (we used a hard cover notepad).
Run a strong string through the centre of the pom-pon, loop it twice and pull down tight.
First start with the classic shape of the heart.
After that start making the heart bushy on the front and back side, and trim it with the scissors.
Compare the final result with the size of the note book, that we used.
In Bulgarian folklore the month of March is often portrayed as a plump, cheerful old lady, “baba Marta”. The 1st day of her reign is celebrated with red and white ornaments in various designs – as bracelets, brooches, pom-poms…
The origins of this ritual are lost in time, but the meaning is clear – they are luck charms you give away to wish good health (and good looks, too!) Friends, family, even pets and domestic animals get one.They are also a countdown to spring – you wear them every day until you see the first stork, or swallow, or blossoming tree. Then you take the martenitsa off and tie it to a branch.