The other week I saw someone using a pom pom maker and my mind was blown. I’ve heard of these gadgets, but I’ve never taken the time to really research them. In the past I’ve used a fork to make mini pom poms, but I have to tell you: this is 96% easier than using a fork. This whole pom pom maker business is new to me, but I’m catching on pretty quick. I’ve experimented a bit with the placement of the yarns and all that and that’s when this DIY Flower Pom Pom was created. It’s going to take me A LOT more practice to really get creative with these, but for now my oldest daughter and I are super excited to make about 50 of these flower pom poms for… some craft that we haven’t decided on yet. Do you want to make your own? See how I did it below with this super simple tutorial (comes with a video tutorial).
AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS TUTORIAL CHECK OUT MY GIVEAWAY!
On one side of the pom maker wrap some yellow yarn around one of the paired arches.. Knot the yarn on the inner circle when done wrapping.
Wrap the pink yarn around the whole arch, twice. Knot the yarn on the inner circle when done wrapping. Wrap the green yarn around the whole arch, twice. Knot the yarn on the inner circle when done wrapping.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the other arch and fold the arches closed together.
Cut a bit of yarn to tie up your pom with. Just make sure it’s long enough to wrap around the center and tie with.
Securely hold the wrapped up pom maker closed and cut down the center to reveal your pretty design! *These pom makers do like to pop open before you can tie them, so hold on tight!
Wrap your cut bit of yarn down the center of the pom maker and tie. I like to wrap it twice for some extra security.
Release the pom arches and pull apart the pom maker! There’s your pom!
Your pom will need a bit of a haircut at this point. Fluff the pom a bit with your fingers and trim it up… and now you are done! Use these poms for some amazing home decor project, or maybe some lovely jewelry?
If you’d like to see me make these pom poms you can check out my video tutorial below, or over on YouTube.
Do you want to get started making your own pom poms? Yes? This giveaway is just for you. My sweet friend, Rachel from The Crafted Life, just published her first book and it’s LOVELY. The Hello Color book is full of colorful and clever DIY’s and it is also a pretty book to set on your coffee table. Look at it! So cute.
What will you win?
Your very own copy of Hello Color, a pack of 16 colorful mini skeins of yarn (22 yards each), a pack of your very own pom pom makers, and a super cute pair of neon pink bird scissors. With this kit you can jump right in to making all the pom poms.
How do you win?
Just check out the rafflecopter form below. *The giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway closes on Saturday, May 26th. I’ll randomly choose a winner after that. Good luck!*
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