DIY yarn pom-poms

Today, I am going to show you how to make yarn pom-poms.  These are really easy and work great as Christmas wrapping embellishment or even as decoration around your home.  Plus, yarn is cheap!…so they’re inexpensive too!

What You’ll Need:

Scissors: good ones–preferably a good pair of sharp, fabric scissors

A skane or ball of medium thickness yarn–the thicker the yarn, the fluffier the pom-pom

What You Do:

Step 1: Wrap the yarn around your first three fingers (pointer, middle, and ring finger) until you have a pretty good size bundle of it wound.

{the number of fingers that you wrap and the amount of yarn directly affects the size of the pom pom.  for smaller pom poms, wrap two fingers and use less yarn}

Step 2: Trim the string of yarn once you’re done winding it around your fingers


Step 3: Cut another piece of yarn that’s roughly 12″ long.

{note:  if you are intending to use this on gift wrap, I recommend cutting a piece long enough to wrap around a gift}

Step 4: Stick one end of the 12″ piece of yarn in between your fingers (nearest to the knuckle) and bring the other side of the piece down between the tips of those same fingers.

Step 5: Tie the two ends into a knot

Step 6: Gently pull the yarn off of your fingers so that it remains in a ball, tied by the knot. {re-tighten if necessary}

Step 7:  Wrap the two hanging pieces around the ball of yarn and tie another knot on the other side {the same way you tied the first one}

Step 8:  Make sure the knot is good and tight and then cut around the outside of the ball {see picture}

Step 9: Cut all the way around until all loops are cut in half.

Step 10:  Once all loops are cut, trim yarns until the pom-pom is round and the length you want.

Then use them to decorate your packages, string them as garland, or whatever you like!

{my cat seems to enjoy batting it around 🙂 }

And you’re done!  There are a lot of steps, but they go really quickly–once you try it once, you’ll be making pom-poms in no time!

Have a great weekend, friends!

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