Easy Pom Pom Tutorial

I’ve just realised I have been making pom poms the wrong way and have found a new and super easy way to make them.  I thought I’ll post this tutorial to help with easter project I will be sharing with you soon.

How to make a pom pom

Wrap wool around 3 fingers, depending on required size.  We wrapped it around 75 times, wrap more for a fuller pom pom

Cut off a 30cm length of wool.  Push one end through fingers and wrap around pom pom.  Do a very tight double knot (if hard to do, remove from fingers to ensure its a tight knot).

Cut the loops on each end and fluff up

The wool in the pom pom will be all different lengths.  Over a plastic bag trim down so they are all the same size, remembering to keep it rounded

I have found the more you cut away the cuter the pom pom looks

As simple as that!!

 

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9 comments

Dennise March 14, 2013 - 8:10 AM

I think I have been doing it the wrong way too, this is fantastic, and no need for any little gadgets. You always amaze me Kat, thank you.

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Melanie March 14, 2013 - 8:53 AM

I always did it wrapped around that awkward cardboard circle. This is so much easier, thanks for sharing

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Katrina March 14, 2013 - 9:23 AM

I tried the plastic pom pom makers, but still couldn’t get them right and it was confusing for the young kids too.

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Lisa March 15, 2013 - 1:18 PM

If you find it hard to tie the wool around your fingers, try using a fork

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Jo Parkinson March 16, 2013 - 9:04 AM

You can also use a rectangular piece of cardboard (just like your fingers).

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Katrina March 16, 2013 - 9:10 AM

Now that makes complete sense too!!

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Lesley Johnston-Börs March 16, 2013 - 8:59 PM

I´ve always used a cardboard circle but this way easier. Thanks for the tip.

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Miriam Faulkner March 19, 2013 - 10:36 PM

This is a brilliant way to make pom poms!! We are hoping to make lots to add to a yarn bombing project at my daughter’s primary school and this will be a super easy way for those who can’t knit/crochet to still be involved! Thank you.

http://moremiriam.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/yarn-bombing-at-grange/

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