Got a few minutes spare? You could be pom pom making with just a few easy supplies from your kitchen! These mini pom poms are great for pom pom crafts, keychains and decorating bags and clothing.
Pom Pom Making - Supplies
- FORK - Just your regular dinner fork will do. If you want to make really small pom poms you could use a small cake fork.
- YARN - I used 8 ply (DK) thickness and found this made really fluffy mini pom poms. You could use a thinner yarn but don't go much thicker as it will be hard to tie the center piece.
I think that must be the shortest supply list ever!
Pom Pom Making - The Video
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Pom Pom Making - The Steps
Step 1 - Wrap the Yarn
Start by taking your fork and placing the end of the yarn across the center. Hold it in place and start to wrap the yarn around the prongs of the fork. Just take care to keep the yarn in the center so it doesn't slip off the top of the prongs or cover the bottom of the prongs.
Keep wrapping until it has a nice thickness. For my 8 ply yarn I wrapped it around 40-50 times.
Step 2 - Knot the Center
Cut a piece of yard 6 inches long. Thread it through the bottom of the middle prong. Wrap it up and around and then wrap it again, pulling really tight. Wrapping it around the center twice will allow you to get a nice and tight center.
Tie a knot.
Step 3 - Remove the Fork
Pull the yarn off the fork and cut the looped ends.
Give your little pom pom a haircut and it is all ready for some fun pom pom crafts.
Pom Pom Making - In Conclusion
I hope you enjoyed this pom pom making tutorial. Here are some more articles on pom poms