How to make a pom pom

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How to make a pom pom

 

Find out how you can use cardboard to make your own pom poms using this easy, step-by-step tutorial.

 


How to make a pom pom


Add the finishing touches to your project with a fun, fuzzy pom pom! They’re quick to make, and perfect for using up your yarn scraps. Get playful! 

You will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Yarn

 

Step 1

Cut 2 donut-shaped circles out of the cardboard, with a 9cm outer diameter and a 4cm inner diameter.

 

How to make a pom pom

 

Step 2

Hold the 2 pieces of cardboard together, and cut a slit into the circle.

 

How to make a pom pom

  

Step 3

Keeping the 2 pieces of cardboard held together, wrap the yarn around the ring until all the circle is full. You can make a multicoloured pom pom by wrapping different shades of yarn.

 

How to make a pom pom

How to make a pom pom

  

Step 4

Carefully cut through the strands of yarn between the 2 pieces of cardboard.

 

How to make a pom pom

 

Step 5

Cut a length of yarn, and tie it tightly between the 2 circles.

 

How to make a pom pom

 

Step 6

Remove the cardboard, and give your pom pom a trim to tidy it up!

 

How to make a pom pom

 

 

Top Tip: Change the size of the finished pom pom by cutting bigger, or smaller, cardboard circles!

 

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