I was channeling my inner girl scout reminded myself how to make pom poms for a project and thought I’d share the tutorial in case anyone else was not a girl scout…or didn’t have the energy to channel anything :)  I forgot how fun they are!  Both to make and the finished product!  I also forgot how simple they were to make!

Items Needed for Pom-Poms:

  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Fork

Yep, that’s it!  I told you these were easy!

Let’s start on making some pom-poms shall we?

Pom Pom How To with Numbers

  1. Cut a piece of string about 6 inches long and place it through the center prongs of a fork.
  2. Wrap your yarn around your fork until it’s good and thick!  The more you wrap the fuller the pom-pom.
  3. Using the piece of string you centered in the fork, tie a knot around the wrapped yarn tight.  3a is a close up of the yarn tied tight!
  4. Carefully remove the wrapped yarn bundle from your fork.
  5. Using scissors, cut the “loops” of the yarn, making sure not to cut the center string that tied them all together!
  6. Cut the string tails
  7. Fluff and enjoy your cute little Pom-Pom!

Trimmed Pom Pom

And then repeat, and repeat, and repeat until you have as many little fuzzy guys as you want!

It’s the cutest little thing ever!  It measures about 1.5 across!  Want larger ones?  They actually make pom-pom makers and sell them in the craft stores!  For me, my inner girl scout is just telling me to use a piece of cardboard with a slit cut in it!  ;-)

What will you make with your pom-poms???  I hope you check back in tomorrow to see how I used these little guys!  Have a great day!!!

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  1. Really? That is it? I never knew how easy those were to make! Oh and by the way- we need to set up another “date” !!!! Cute Pom Poms- I was a girl scout too!!!

  2. How many times do you wrap the yarn around the fork to make the pom pom? I think this is going to be my handmade Christmas gift this year.

    Thank You,

    • A whole bunch! Is that a number? The more you wrap the fuller the pom will be! Does that make sense? Give it a go and you will find the perfect “number”!

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