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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: November 27, 2013

DIY holiday gifts: Pom pom socks and gloves

Here’s what you need for the Pom Pom Socks craft:
A pair of cozy socks (I bought a few from Target for $4 a pair)
Oversized pom poms (available at any local crafts store)
A needle and thread

Place the pom pom where you’d like it to go. I recommend placing them on the outside of the sock so that when they’re pulled on, there are two fuzzy pom poms on the outside of your feet.

If you want your kiddos involved in this, feel free to have them place the pom poms with glue dots and Mom or Dad can help stitch it in place so it holds tight. Sew through the inside of the sock and out through the pom pom. Repeat this a few times until it’s on nice and tight!

Here’s what you need for the Pom Pom gloves craft:
A pair of mittens or gloves (I bought a few from Walmart for $1 each)
Bag of assorted mini pom poms (available at any local crafts store)
A needle and thread 

Place the pom poms where you want them to be. I like them best on the cuff of the gloves, but creating a pattern on the front of the glove is a cute idea too.

Again, glue dots are a great way to place them but they do need to be sewed on to stay extra sturdy. A few stitches on each pom is all it takes.

And you’re done! This is a super easy and fun project to do with the family. Let me know if you try it and share the photos! Stay tuned next week for a hand striped scarf project!

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