How to Make a Pom Pom

Always wondered how to make your own pom pom?

Well now you can with our tutorial video, blog and these pom pom makers, pom pom making is so simple and fun and the best bit... keeps the kids busy and quiet for hours (you're welcome)!

Follow our video with step by step instructions on how to make your very own pom pom...

10 easy steps on how to make a pom pom:

Step 1 how to make a pom pom

1. Open the two sides of the pom pom maker and place them on top of each other, bobbles into holes, to make a W shape like below. 

step 2 how to make a pom pom

2.  Hold a piece of yarn under your left thumb and then using the other hand wrap the yarn over and under, filling one side of the pom pom maker.

step 3 how to make a pom pom
3. Once you have filled this side, then pass the yarn under and over to the other side of the pom pom maker and repeat step 2.

step 4 how to make a pom pom
4. Once both sides of the makers are full, cut the yarn off and tuck it into the pom pom.

step 5 how to make a pom pom

5. Join the two halves of the pom pom maker together to make a full circle and clip in place.

step 6 how to make a pom pom
6. Cut a separate piece of yarn approx 15cm long, you will need this later.

step 7 how to make a pom pom
7. Hold on tightly to the centre of the pom pom using your thumb and finger either side of the maker, whilst cutting around the circumference of the pom pom. 

step 8 how to make a pom pom

8. Tie the 15cm piece of yarn (you cut previously) around the circumference of the maker and pull really tight.  Secure with three double knots to make sure it does not come undone.

step 9 how to make a pom pom

9. Unclip the pom pom maker and release your pom pom.

step 10 how to make a pom pom

10. Roll the pom pom in your hand and then trim to make a nice round fluffy pom! 

TA-DAH you have an awesome pom pom! Now for making more...

    *TIP* Try using more than one colour thread at the same time to make a multicoloured pom pom or add in thread of a different colour every now and then to create a sprinkled effect. More creative pom pom ideas coming to this blog soon!
    March 18, 2021 — Emma Rendell