If you’ve been looking for the easiest-ever tutorial on how to make a pom pom, you’ve found it. No special tools. Only some yarn and scissors needed.
I’ve seen tutorials showing you how to cut a pom pom “template” out of a cereal box. I’ve seen the ones showing you how to get the exact. same. perfection. with every pom pom.
This is not one of those tutorials.
*Let it be noted that if you’re a perfectionist and doing projects to absolute perfection every single time is essential to you, this post might not be your jam. And that’s ok. I get that my hodge-podge way of doing these isn’t for everyone. No hard feelings.*
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Come on in and let me show you how I make my pom poms.
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This is the fastest tutorial for how to make pom poms ever.
- Choose chunky yarn in the color(s) you like. (<— lots of color options here!)
- Cut long length (about 8-10 inches) of yarn and lay it flat on your table. You’ll need this in a minute.
- Wrap yarn around your three middle fingers 30 times.
- Cut yarn where your last wrap ended.
- Carefully remove wound yarn off your fingers and center it on top of the yarn you cut in step 2.
- Tie the length of yarn tightly around the middle of your wound yarn.
- Using sharp scissors, cut your loops of yarn so they “poof” out.
- BE SURE you don’t cut your “tail” of the yarn from step 2. (I like to hold the tail for this next step)
- Now give your cute little pom pom a haircut so he looks well behaved and respectable.
For those of you who are like me and are *visual* learners, here are some pics to help you out. 😉
- wrap yarn.
- tie in the middle and leave tail.
- cut loops.
- trim (leave tail)
Repeat the above steps until you have the most delightful pile of pom poms.
Now you can do anything with them! You can sew them around the edges of a pillow; you can embellish a throw blanket, or make the fastest garland ever!
You can see my FB live where I make this garland at the end of this post. 🙂
Here are a couple different ideas for a garland – but really, the only thing holding you back is your imagination. You can display your garland anywhere!
First, I strung it going up my stairway. (I used tiny push pins to hang it)
Then I slid the pom poms closer together (I love that they’re adjustable, even after being tied on tight) – and hung them on my mantel. I used the same tiny push pins to hang the pom pom garland.
I think I prefer it here. It gets a little lost going up the stairway – but so fun to move it around and play with it. I encourage you to do the same. 🙂
Have fun in your home, sweet friend – and use inexpensive ideas to add texture and playful elements! Your home should make you happy…and sometimes all it takes is a ball of yarn and a pair of scissors to create something that’ll bring a smile to your face. 😉 Get even more pom pom ideas here!
Pom pom All The Things!
No time to decorate?? You’ll want to check this out. Lots of fun ideas for when you don’t have TIME to decorate.
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Are you more of a visual learner? Watch how to make this pom pom garland here-
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