You will need: A fork / a sewing needle / embroidery scissors / sewing thread in the same colour as your wool / wool for your pom-poms / enthusiasm / a nice cup of tea (optional).
Here are the steps I took to make each individual pom-pom:
Notes: You can also use a piece of the same wool in place of the sewing thread, although the wool I used here was rather thick – I first experimented with using wool ties before realising they weren’t holding the pom-pom together tightly enough, once I switched to sewing thread I found this to be better for holding the centre together // When tying the sewing thread, be careful not to pull the thread ends too tightly, or they will break off // When tying the pom-pom centre, wrap thread around the centre and make several ties before cutting the loops to make the pom-pom // Snip around the unfinished edges to make a spherical shape // To make the pom-poms fluffy, make tiny downwards snips at the ends of the wool and fluff them out.
I’ve gone most of my life making pom-poms the cardboard circle way, until recently, I was shown how to make these little mini pom-poms using a fork. These are so simple to make, that I wanted to share with you all how to make them as well. The photos I took of my method will hopefully be fairly self-explanatory, however, if you have any questions, be sure to post them in the comments below. Happy pom-pom making!