T-shirt pom-poms, how do I hate thee?

A few months ago, I came across this great little craft idea┬ámaking T-shirt pom-poms and thought they’d be a hot tamale of a Christmas present for someone. What’s more, they looked fantastically easy to make. What a fool I was! Each time I came to cut the pom-poms off the cardboard they just fell apart. I went through five T-shirts and had to go to a charity shop to buy more.

But, I refused to be beaten by a stupid T-shirt and eventually had a bit of success. Here’s the end result:

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I still don’t understand why they don’t look as fluffy as the ones made by Craftaholics Anonymous, however. Have you ever attempted this very annoying craft? If you’ve got any tips that would help me out, I’d definitely appreciate it!

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