A Mini Pom-Poms Tutorial!

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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:

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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.

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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!

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16 Comments

    • May 11, 2016 / 11:30 am

      Thank you Jacq! That’s a great idea too, I’ll have to remember that one! :)

  1. May 11, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Super fun! What will you put the pom poms on?

    • May 11, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Thanks Emily! I made about six of them in an afternoon, but I’m not sure what I’ll use them for yet – I’ve also been experimenting with weaving lately, so they possibly might make their way into a tiny wallhanging or two :)

  2. May 11, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Love this! Already bookmarked for that day when I know I’m going to need it! xo

  3. Lexi
    May 12, 2016 / 10:50 am

    That’s an easier way for sure!! Thanks!!

    • May 12, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Definitely! Thanks Lexi! I also like using the cardboard circles method, this one is really great though for making lots of pompoms quickly :D

  4. May 12, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    So cute!! And it looks so easy to make too!! You made me think where I could use it!! Maybe that’s a good idea for you; why don’t you give some tips how we could use it as well? ;-)

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:21 am

      Thank you Trinity! They’re very easy to make, it only takes about ten minutes to make each one :) You’ve given me a great idea for a future post too, thank you! 😊

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:19 am

      You’re very welcome Sarah! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial, hope it comes in handy for you 😊

  5. May 29, 2016 / 5:05 am

    These are so cute! They’d make a perfect garland for my girls’ bedroom 💕

    • May 30, 2016 / 3:53 am

      Thanks Kat! They’d be fantastic in a girl’s room, the best part is that it doesn’t take much wool (or time) to make each one! 😊

  6. May 29, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    These are so cute Genevieve! Would much such a pretty wallhanging with a few of them together! I’m moving overseas very soon to an island so this would make a great craft project and wool is something light that I can carry in my suitcase! Might even hang them from different lengths from a nice driftwood stick! Thanks for the awesome idea! x
    Kristie.
    http://youtheworldwandering.com

    • May 30, 2016 / 3:52 am

      Thanks Kristie! I’m testing out an idea to string a few together for a wall hanging, still trying to find something to hang them from – I love your idea about using a piece of driftwood! 😊💕

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