Wondering how to make yarn pom poms of your very own? Maybe you’ve even bought those pom pom maker contraptions only to realize you have no idea hot the heck to use them.
No worries! I’ve got your covered with this easy, step-by-step breakdown.
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When I first bought my pom pom makers, I assumed they’d come with clear instructions for use. I was very wrong. Furthermore, they aren’t exactly intuitive.
Luckily, with a few mistakes and a lot of frustration, I figured it out.
Now I want to save your the wasted time and energy with an easy-to-follow tutorial for how to make yarn pom poms.
That frees up your time to make all of those adorable pom pom crafts you have your eye on.
Yarn Pom Poms Materials
- Plastic Pom Pom Maker Tool
- Yarn of Choice
First, open up the tabbed arms of your plastic pom pom maker. Choose whichever size you want to make. The larger the plastic maker, the larger the pom pom will be.
Next. Starting at the hinge side on one arm of your pom pom maker, wrap your yarn around until you reach the tabbed side of the arm.
Wrap your yarn thickly for a fluffier and fuller pom pom.
Once you reach the tab, fold the yarn-wrapped arm back into the pom pom maker. Then continue wrapping yarn around the second plastic arm, again starting at the hinged side and working towards the tabbed end.
After your second arm is wrapped, fold it into the pom pom maker. Then cut the yarn wrapped around the maker from the ball of yarn.
Once both of your yarn wrapped arms are secured, carefully cut around the center of the pom pom maker. There is an indentation in the pom pom maker to guide your scissors. Make sure that you cut through every piece of your yarn.
Next, cut a small length of yarn and tie it as tight as you can around the center of your pom pom maker. Wait to double knot it until your pom pom is no longer attached to the maker.
Hold the ends of your knotted length of yarn tightly and carefully pull the top and bottom pieces of your pom pom maker apart.
If you are having trouble pulling them apart, carefully open the arms and try. It allows you a slightly better grip.
Once your pom pom is free of the pom pom maker, tighten your knotted piece of yard as tight as you can and then double knot it to fully secure.
Lastly, fluff your pom pom and then trim any excess until your pom pom edges are even.
Now that you know how to make yarn pom poms with your pom pom maker, you can make all of those pom pom crafts you have saved on Pinterest. Raise you hand is that pom pom rug is calling your name too!
Try out your pom pom maker with different types and styles of yarn for more fun and unique pom poms to craft with.
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