9 November 2013

DIY Yarn Pom Poms

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I believe that the wrapping is always as important as the gift itself so I am always trying to find new ways to wrap and package gifts. I’ve seen yarn pom poms being replaced by bows which gives the gift wrapping that extra handmade touch that I love. I think I’ll be using this method to wrap up my gifts this year for Christmas! Here’s my take on the DIY yarn pom pom balls for gift wrapping. I’ll be adding some of my own tips and tricks on making these fluff balls.

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Supplies

  • Yarn skein of choice (for this tutorial I used Sugar’N Cream Yarn)
  • Embroidery Floss or Thread
  • Scissors

How To

  1. Take the yarn and start wrapping it around two fingers. You can use three or even four fingers depending on how large you want your yarn pom poms.
  2. Keep wrapping until the yarn bundle is about 1/2 an inch thick. The more yarn, the fuller the pom pom.
  3. Slip the yarn off of your fingers carefully maintaining the bundle.
  4. Take a piece of your embroidery floss or thread and tie it around the middle of the yarn bundle that you just made. Make sure you tie it as tight as possible so the yarn is secure.
  5. Using your scissors, cut the loops so that there are exposed ends. You might want to roll the ball in your hands to fluff it up a bit.
  6. Start trimming the ends of the pom pom so that no uneven ends remain. I was switching between rolling the pom pom in my hands and trimming the ends.

Notes:

  • The thicker the yarn, the fuller your pom pom will be. In the first photo, I used a softer yarn which resulted in a cloud-like pom pom as opposed to the stiffer Sugar’N Cream yarn.
  • If you want to make a large pom pom, use thicker yarn. It will save you time and look better in the end.
  • Want to use multiple colors of yarn in one pom pom? Just switch between colors while you are wrapping the yarn around your fingers. No need to attach the different color of yarns together.

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