Friday, July 12, 2013

How To Make Pom Poms

it's Friday! Yay.

I promised the other day that I would post my how-to for my cute little Target $1 make up bag re-do. 

I found these cute patterned bags at Target in the dollar bins and snatched them up. A good pattern and color combo seduces me every time.

Anyway, I had been seeing pom poms everywhere recently, and loved the idea of doing the pom poms in different colors. When I found a bag of wool yarn at a thrift store for $2, I bought them and knew I would make pom poms with them. This all happened in the same day, so I thought maybe it was serendipity :)

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Here is how you make the pom pom:

take a long piece of yarn (about a yard) and wrap it around two fingers:

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Do it with about 6 piece of yarn, total. More, if you want it to be really full.... Mine could've been a little fuller.

Anyway, slide it off your fingers carefully, and tie another piece of yarn around the center, and create a tight knot. 

After that, clip the ends of both little loops:

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fluff it out a bit, then trim your pom pom with scissors to make all the ends the same length

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Attach to your little bag with a needle and thread!

and voila!

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I loved the rust, peach, mint and chartreause combo... like I said... I can't resist good color combinations :)

have a great weekend, and happy pom pom making!


  1. Love these Kristen! Just added your pom pom tutorial to a pillow I just did today. Love!

  2. So cute. I made a bunch of these and strung them together on a Christmas tree one year!

    1. oh cuuuuute! i saw the push pins anthropologie had for sale made of these - would be fun for that, too!

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