• How to Make Yarn Pom Poms

    by  • November 22, 2011 • Crafts & DIY Decor

    So even though there are already plenty of tutorials out there on how to make yarn pom poms, I decided that I’m going to explain it anyways! (Okay, I mostly just wanted to test out my camera & lighting set-up for more tutorials to come…but I hope it’s still helpful!).


    For a small pom pom: begin by wrapping the yarn around two fingers, holding the end down with your thumb until it stays by itself.


    Wrap 40 times, then cut it off.


    Carefully slide the whole bunch off of your fingers and center it another piece of yarn about 4-5 inches long.


    Tie the piece around the bunch as tightly as possible and make a knot.


    Then snip all of the loops in half until each strand is free.


    If you want a more wild looking pom, you can just cut off the long strands that you used to tie it and leave it as is. But for a standard pom, give it a trim all around until it has a nice spherical shape.


    And you have yourself a pom pom!


    From here there’s lots of things you can do with them. You could hot glue the poms to sticks or floral stems to create pom pom flowers (I think yellow ones would be especially cute) –


    Or glue them to bamboo skewers or toothpicks to make cake toppers, like these ones I made for my sister-in-law’s baby shower that I mentioned the other day (I’ll explain later how to make the other toppers too) –


    (They also made an appearance in the diaper cake that I explained how to make here.)

    Yarn pom poms would also look really cute strung together to make a garland. I’m thinking about making one for our Christmas tree this year. Which makes me think…they would make a great addition to gift wrapping! So many possibilities…

    To make a larger pom, wrap the yarn 65 times around three fingers and repeat the same steps.


    They’re so easy to make – you all should try it! The best thing is that you don’t have to concentrate too hard while you’re making them, so they’re perfect to make with a bunch of friends or while watching a movie or something. Has anyone else made them before, or plan to? What did you create with them?


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