DIY Pom Pom Making Tutorial!
I draw a ton of inspiration from Instagram. I follow a bunch of interior accounts and am always saving images. I did this with a picture of a pom pom garland and set about finding a similar one. I looked all over Etsy but for the life of me, I could not find a mustard colored pom pom garland with a matching mustard string. So, I decided I'd make my own pom poms and make the garland myself!
I text the inspo pics and my plan to my best friend, she gave me the "fuck yeah" support I needed, and I was off! Determined to learn how to make a pom pom, I started watching every YouTube tutorial I could find. That night I hit up my local Joann's, bought a pom pom kit and 6 balls of mustard yarn, and I was off making pom poms. Below is what I learned along the way.
Step by Step Guide to Making the Best Pom Poms
Step 1: Invest in a pom pom maker! Sure, you can pom pom with materials you have at home, but a pom pom maker just makes it SO much easier! I got the one above in a giant set from Joann's. It was $19.99 but you know I had a 20% off coupon. You can find pom pom makers at any craft store or even on Amazon. They may look different than the one I have, but they all work the same way.
Step 2: If you have a pom pom maker like mine, I highly suggest jerry rigging it with a piece of cardboard like so, you'll see why later.
Step 3: Wrap the yarn from one end of the pom pom maker, around the cardboard, and then keep wrapping. Tightly wrap the yarn around the entire length of the pom pom maker, leaving the end you started with out.
Step 4: Wrap until you can't wrap anymore! The more yarn you use, the tighter/more dense your pom pom. I am a fan of this look so I wrap until there is no more arch.
Step 5: Remove the cardboard and snip that loop in half.
Step 6: You now have two loose strings from the loop you snipped. Tug on both, one will unravel, one will stay put. Use the one with no give to tie a knot with the loose yarn on the other end of the pom pom maker. Make sure it is a tight knot.
Step 7: Using very sharp scissors, cut the yarn in half, making your way up the groove of the pom pom maker.
Step 8: Remove the plastic pom pom maker and fluff out the ball. You'll notice long pieces of yarn hanging down making for an uneven shape. Snip those off.
Step 9: Meticulously trim that pom baby until it's the shape you want!
Have questions? Comment or DM me!