When I was a kid, I loved making yarn pom-poms. I once made so many I decided to try and have a yard sale and sell then for 25 cents a pop. I think I sold a few, probably mostly to my mom. I really love making yarn crafts still as an adult and recently decided to try and remember how to make these yarn pom-poms again and was surprised as how easily I remembered the steps! These easy yarn pom-poms are fun to make and are great for making different crafts and even more fun to teach your kids how to make!
To make these Pom-Poms, you will need:
These pom-poms are very easy to make and can be made bigger with more yarn and smaller with less. Please forgive my pictures, it’s hard to take pictures on handed! I chose just regular yarn to make mine.
Step 1: Wrap the yarn around your hand, leaving some hanging from the beginning so you can tie it off at the end. I did four fingers to make a slightly larger pom-pom, but you can do two if you want a smaller one.
Step 2: Begin wrapping the yarn around your finger, being sure it’s not wrapped too tight.
Step 3: Keep wrapping. I ended up wrapping mine around 70 times, the more you wrap the thicker and fluffier your pom-pom will be.
Step 4: Cut the end of y9our yarn, again leaving a little tail to tie it off.
Step 5: This part is the trickiest part of the whole process, but gets easier each time you do it. To tie together your pom-pom, you need to slide off the yarn, being sure to keep it together. Then you will use the two ends and wrap them around the middle, tying it tight. I wrap mine around twice to be sure it’s snug.
Step 6: Tie the pieces extra tight and then get ready to cut!
Step 7: Cut the looped pieces on both ends to turn it into a pom-pom! You’ll have to trim all the way around to make it a little neater and making sure that the pieces are all the same length.
See? Easy and cute! Now you can glue some eyes on them to make little friends for your kids, or make a bunch of colors and fill a pretty bowl with them for a simple centerpiece, or make a wreath out of them like I did! Tomorrow I’ll show how I make the wreath and what it looks like when it is all done.