How To Make Pom Poms

How To Make Pom Poms

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Ashley Poskin
Feb 25, 2015
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Pom poms are a great way to add color and texture, and refresh older items in your home. They are incredibly easy to make and if you've got yarn, you've got everything you need to get started!

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What You Need

Materials

Instructions

There are quite a few different ways you can make pom poms, so we decided to show you three of our favorite.

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The first, easiest, and in my opinion, best way: Clover's pom pom maker!

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Simply wrap the yarn around each arm

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Fold the arms in.

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Follow the track and cut through the yarn on each arm

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Tie a piece of the yarn through the center of the pom pom maker to secure the pieces.

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Open the arms

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Pop the pom pom out

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Fluff, and you are all set!

The second easiest way to make pom poms requires zero purchasing of anything besides the yarn itself. Create the poms using your own hand, or have a friend lend theirs!

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Start by wrapping the yarn around four fingers. Wrap a good amount of yarn so you can get a nice, full pom.

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Do the Vulcan salute and weave a piece of string through your fingers and around the yarn. Tie it in a nice knot and pull the pom from around your fingers.

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Clip through the loops with some sharp scissors.

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Fluff the pom and there ya go!

The last method is my least favorite, but a good alternative to purchasing a pom maker or attempting to make poms with one hand.

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Cut a piece of cardboard the approximate size of the pom you need. Wrap the yarn around the cardboard until you reach the desired thickness

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Bend the cardboard just a bit so that the yarn will slip off the side with ease

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Lay the bundle flat and take a pice of yarn and tie it around the bundle, make a double knot in the middle section.

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Clip through the loops with sharp scissors.

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Fluff the pom and you're all set! Pom's a third way!

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