5 Ways to Make Yarn Pom Poms

5 Ways to Make Yarn Pom Poms

5 Ways To Make Yarn Pom Poms

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!  Holiday crafts are upon us and my list is littered with pom pom ideas.  You can buy pom poms in a variety of sizes and colors but isn’t it more fun to make your own?  I reached out to a few bloggers and collected some various ways that you can make your own yarn pom poms for all your crafting and decorating needs.  Shall we?

How To Make a Yarn Pom Pom With a Cardboard Circle

Emma from Lilly All Sorts shares with us her method.  Using two pieces of cardboard or stiff paper cut in a circle you can whip up a little pom pom.  The size of your fur ball will depend on how big or small the circle is.  Stop over Lily All Sorts to see the all the images/full tutorial.

Pom pom tutorial - Lily All Sorts - card board circle method

How To Make a Yarn Pom Pom With Your Fingers

Heather over at Daily DIY Life makes her pom poms with just her fingers!  Simply wrap around a few fingers.  Tie a string through the middle.  Snip the loops.  I always need an extra hand for this method.  Visit Heather at Daily DIY Life for the full how-to and a fum pom pom project.


How To Make a Yarn Pom Pom With a Cardboard Strip

I reached out to Amy from Smitten on Paper to get the go-ahead with this share.  Similar to Emma’s cardboard circle but it’s just a strip.  These pretty little pom poms were made with baker’s twine and use for packaging.  How fun!

Pom pom tutorial - Smitten on Paper - card board strip method

How To Make a Yarn Pom Pom With a Fork

Kate of DomestiKatedLife uses a fork to make her poms.  Now unless you have many sizes of forks, all your pom poms will be the same size.  Remember, the more wraps you make the fuller your pom will be.  Say hi to Kate at DomestiKatedLife =)

Pom pom tutorial - domestikatedlife - fork method

How To Make a Yarn Pom Pom With a Pom Pom Making Tool

Last but not least, me =)  The other bloggers have provided you four free ways to make pretty little pom poms.  Sorry, I had to buy a tool.  I was all thumbs trying to do any of the above methods.  A package of two pom pom making tools was about $8, but with a 50% coupon it’s a good deal.  Check out my pretty little pom pom post for all the steps and images to the tutorial.

Pom Pom Tutorial - Pom Pom Maker - Wrap both sides


A big thank you to Emma, Heather, Smitten on Paper (Amy) and Kate for letting me showcase their pom pom making skills.  If I could have shown you all those methods I would have.  Had to call in the experts ;)

How do you make your pom poms?  Do you use a different method than shown above?  Share with us!

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    1. I think if you have an extra set of hands, any of the free ways are easy. I always just need help tying them off. thanks for stopping by!

  1. I remember first making pompoms when I went was at school. Thanks for sharing on #wednesdayswisdom. See you next week!

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