How to Make Yarn Pom-Poms in Just Three Simple Steps
Use a small ball of spare yarn to make your own fluffy pom-poms for any decorating occasion. See our step-by-step instructions below to get started!
You don't need any special tools to create DIY yarn pom-poms. Make your own homemade pom-poms with yarn, scissors, and a large fork. Homemade poms are an easy way to dress up gift wrap, DIY Christmas ornaments, even home decor (like this fluffy pom-pom rug!). In no time, you'll be adding pom-poms to your party decorations, stringing color-coordinated pom-pom garlands, and even making them out of old t-shirts.
Make a Pom-Pom from Yarn
- A few yards of yarn (we used bulky weight yarn)
- A large serving fork with four tines
We'll show you exactly how easy it is to make your own pom-poms. In no time at all, you'll have a pile of fluffy pom-poms ready for your next project.
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Step 1: Make Figure Eights
Start by holding one end of the yarn ($1, Hobby Lobby) toward you. Wrap the ball around the first two tines of the serving fork, then around the second two tines, as if you're making a figure 8. You'll come back through the middle of the fork each time you wrap the yarn. Continue wrapping your yarn around the fork until the fork is full (or you have approximately 5-inches of yarn left, whichever comes first). As you progress you'll be able to make pom-poms of different sizes.
Step 2: Tie a Knot
Push the yarn up the center of the fork and thread your remaining yarn through the top middle gap in the fork. Continue to wrap the end around the middle of the yarn ball, cinching the center together, until you have 2-inches of yarn left. Tie both yarn ends together tightly, and slip the yarn ball off the fork.
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