How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

Written and photographed by Meredith of Wait ‘Till Your Father Gets Home

I’m so happy to be back with all of you today to share a simple and cheerful project for Spring. I’ve been working on adding some more decor and color to my craft room and this was the perfect addition.

How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

To make your own, you’ll need a few things…

a couple skeins of yarn {choose some fun Spring colors}

wooden skewers

jute twine

glass jar


hot glue gun/glue sticks

How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

Now, before we get ahead of ourselves, you’ve got a lot of pom poms to make! There are some cool pom makers out there, that I’m pretty sure you can find for about $10 or less at a craft store. I make my poms the old fashioned way, by wrapping them around my hand.

1-choose a couple of colors you’ll be using

2-wrap around your palm about 75 times, not too loose, not too tight

3-leave a longer piece to wrap around the entire chunk once you remove it from your hand

4- tie the long piece around the middle of the entire pom

How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

5- cut the loops from both ends of the pom

6- now you’ve got your “pom” but it needs a hair cut

7- trim the yarn pom so that it’s not as shaggy

8- admire your handiwork and keep making poms til you’ve got enough for a bouquet

Once I had a bunch of poms made, I attached the wooden skewers to each pom with a dab of hot glue. I then arranged them in a repurposed glass jar that I wrapped in jute twine and a bit of yellow yarn at the rim.

How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

I love having this arrangement on my desk. It’s perfect for Spring and brings in some more color to my craft room.

How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom


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