Been meaning to do for a while already, since I had these two balls of yarn leftover from a blanket that I made for the baby boy. Yarn pom-poms are super easy to make, and is a great craft to do with your little ones. They are also super versatile, you can use them as keychains, gift decoration, you can make large ones and make a garland, you can make hair accessories out of them, and I have seen people making a while carpet by chaining them together. I have made two small ones connected on a thin piece of ribbon to hang on my son’s doorknob. I added a bow as well – doesn’t it look so sweet?
What You Need:
- Scotch tape
- 2 sticks
- Stock paper / folder
What To Do:
1. Have your materials ready. I’ve used two pieces of disposable chopsticks and a clear folder here, but all you really need to do is to make sure you have something to loop your yarn over and over, with a slot in the middle so that you can tie a piece of ribbon / yarn / string to the bundle.
2. I affixed my two chopsticks to the clear folder with some Scotch tape, and began to loop my yarn as shown.
3. The question is, how many times do I need to loop it through? Well, there’s no magical number per se, because it all depends on how large your yarn ball is. The ones I made were abour 1.5 inches in diameter, and I have looped around about 150 times.
4. Double knot your bundle in the middle as shown.
5. This is the fun part – trimming! The trick is, if you notice that you yarn ball is too “loose”, that you haven’t done enough loops earlier, you can kind of fix that by trimming your pom pom more.
6. For my project, I repeated the procedure and made another pom-pom in a darker shade of blue, and used the loose end of my ribbon to knot the center. Once the 2nd pom-pom was trimmed up as well, I tied a nice ribbon bow to finish.