We wouldn’t be able to have a very merry pom pom Christmas without first knowing how to make a pom pom. Yesterday you learned how to make edible pom poms. Though tasty, I doubt they’d hold up too well as garland. So today I’ll show you how to make a classic yarn pom that can be used three ways this holiday season- as ornaments, garland and gift toppers! I made two different sizes of poms, small and large. The steps below outline how to make the small sized pom pom. To make the large pom pom simply replace the fork with your hand. Lost? Lets get to the steps so you know what I’m talking about. Poms away!
- Large Serving Fork
Gather materials. Cut a medium length piece of string form your ball of yarn. Place that piece of string in the middle of a serving fork. Grab the end of your ball of yarn and wrap it around your fork about 75 times. Make sure your cut piece stays down and out of the way. Begin to tie off your pom pom using the reserved cut piece of string. Slide the pom off the fork pulling tighter and complete your knot. Cut ends. Using a scissors, cut open outer edge of your wrapped yarn. Trim to perfection. Deck the halls with pom poms!
Gift Toppers: Hot glue finished poms to tops of presents. The more the merrier!
Garland: Cut and long piece of yarn and string pom poms onto it (each pom has a center that’s easy to thread).
Ornaments: Make large poms by wrapping yarn around your hand 140 times. When trimming, keep two strings long to tie together for your hook.