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TUTORIAL: How to make a Yarn Pom Pom

I have had a few of my customers ask me how to make a pom pom?    So today, I am going to share an easy tutorial on how I do it.  I am also going to share with you how you can get yours the size that you would like.  You can make big pom poms, or small pom poms.  Customize it to your project :)


First, cut a piece of cardboard about 4" wide.


Next, take your yarn, and wrap it around the cardboard.


Slide your yarn off of the cardboard, being careful that it keeps its shape


Tie a long piece of yarn tight around the very center of your pom pom.  I like to wrap mine a few times and tie a few knots just to make sure it isn't going to come undone later on.


Now, cut all of the loops.


Here is your pom pom.  You can leave it like this if you like the messy look, or you can give it a trim so it is nice and even.


Here is my pom pom after I gave it a trim:


You can customize your pom pom to be bigger or smaller.  If you would like it to be bigger, cut a wider piece of cardboard, and wrap your yarn around more times.  If you would like a smaller pom pom, cut a smaller piece of cardboard and wrap the yarn around less times.  If you find that you make a pom pom, but want it to be thicker, just wrap the yarn around more times.





Now, try adding more colors for a multi colored pom pom.  You can add as many colors as you would like.  Have fun with it!

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