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How to make a pom-pom for art activities, decorations and crafts

Pom-poms are a great craft activity and so relaxing to make. Use them for jazzing up, wrapping on presents, articles of clothing, bags, jackets and decorations around the home.

Watch the video tutorial to learn how to make a pom pom

3 stylish pom-pom techniques to craft at home. Take your pick!

Crafts with your hand

follow these 6 step by step instructions and make yourself this adorable pom pom in no time
Photo instructions on crafting these pom-poms
  1. Wrap the wool around your hands, approximately 100 times to make a nice, fluffy pom-pom.
  2. Carefully slide the coil of wool off your hand.
  3. Tie a length of wool yarn around the centre of the coil of wool, as tightly as you can, securing with a double knot.
  4. Wrap the length around several times before securing with a double knot and trimming the ends.
  5. Cut through the bottom of the wrapped yarn to create your pom-pom.
  6. Lastly, neatly trim your tassel to your preferred length. Hooray, your pom-pom is ready!

Create a pompom using a card template

use cardboard template to make this DIY pom-pom from wool or yarn
Make this pom-pom using a round piece of card
  1. Use scraps of cardboard to create two identical C shaped rings, as shown.
  2. Wrap your yarn around the cardboard rings. Keep going until it is nice and plump.
  3. Start snipping through the wrapped yarn, all along the edge of the rings.
  4. Next, cut a length of yarn and tie it around the middle of the pom-pom, in-between the two cardboard rings.
  5. Wrap it around twice, pulling the yarn as tight as you can, then secure with a double knot.
  6. Carefully remove the cardboard template. If you need to, trim your pom-pom to even out the shape.

Craft a mini pom-pom with a fork

Mini pom-poms using a fork and wool or yarn
Make these cute mini pom-pom designs for decorations
  1. Wrap the wool around the fork as shown, approximately 50 times to make a nice, fluffy pom-pom.
  2. Tie a length of yarn or thread around the centre of the coil of wool, as tightly as you can, securing with a double knot. It makes things easier, and also looks nice, if this thread is of a different color.
  3. Carefully slide the coil of wool off the fork.
  4. Now take your scissors and cut through the two loops of wool on either side.
  5. Your mini pom-pom will be wild and wooly! Time for a haircut. Be careful not to trim through the thread.
  6. Trim carefully around the pom-pom until you have an even round ball. Roll it in your hands to finish off.

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