How to make a pom pom

How to Make a Pom Pom

Techniques  |  1 min read time

Tutorial Overview

Add the finishing touches to your project with a fun, fuzzy pom pom! They're quick to make and perfect for using up your yarn scraps. In this video we'll show you how to create a pom pom using a cardboard template.


Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

Start by cutting 2 donut-shaped circles out of your cardboard. Ours have a 9cm outer diameter and a 4cm inner diameter.

Step 2:

Hold the 2 pieces of cardboard together, and carefully cut a slit into the circle. (This will allow you to wrap the yarn around the circles, and remove the cardboard more easily later on.)

Top Tip: Change the size of the finished pom pom by cutting bigger, or smaller, cardboard circles!

Step 3:

Keeping the 2 pieces of cardboard held together, with the slits lined up, wrap the yarn around the ring until the circle is full.

Why not make a multicolored pom pom by wrapping different shades of yarn!

Step 4:

Once your cardboard template has been entirely wrapped and feels nice and plump, carefully cut through the strands of yarn between the 2 pieces of cardboard.

Step 5:

Cut a length of yarn, and tie it tightly between the 2 cardboard circles.

Step 6:

Remove the cardboard, and give your pom pom a trim to tidy it up!


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