In our house, pom poms are an absolute crafting favourite. Whether you’re talking about the yarn kind that you can make yourself or the crafting store kind that you can embellish other projects with right out of the bag, we’ll enthusiastically use them all to make something bright and cheerful. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for more ideas and crafting tips that put pom poms of all kinds to good use!
Just in case you love the idea of crafting with pom poms just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that
1. How to make simple large pom poms
Just in case you’re new to the idea of crafting with pom poms and making them in general, here’s a very simple and classic way to make big, fluffy ones using a simple double layered circle cut from cardboard! Red Ted Art walks you step by step through the process of not only making the DIY “pom pom maker”, but also actually wrapping, tying, and completing your pom pom itself.
2. Perfect small pom poms
Are you very interested indeed in learning how to make your very own wrapped yarn pom poms like we showed you above but you’d prefer some tips for making ones that are much smaller, rather than just being huge and fluffy? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with this tutorial from The Nervous Knitter that shows you how to make your homemade yarn pom poms little on purpose.
3. How to make a pom pom with a fork
Are you interested in making small pom poms but you’ve always had a bit of trouble with the finicky details of making pom poms using the cardboard circles technique we’ve just shown you? Then grab a fork from the kitchen and check out how Doodle & Stitch made little pom poms around and between the prongs instead! We found this technique slightly easier to teach our kids, but it’s definitely more conducive to making smaller pom poms than big, fluffy ones.
4. DIY fur pom pom
If you’re going to make a pom pom to add to something you’ve knit or crocheted, would you rather create one that’s made of faux fur instead of matching yarn, just to make it look a little more complete and perhaps store bought? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Crochet 365 made this surprisingly simple fur pom pom with a stuffed middle. We really appreciate that their tutorial even shows you how to sew it on nice and securely.