November 12, 2014


You guys, I had way too much fun making these pom-poms. I don’t even know what I’m going to do with all of them. Once I got started, I couldn't stop. They’re just so colorful & happy! I’m envisioning sewing these on hats, making green & red pom-poms for Christmas, or even an entire rug sewn from these fuzzy things. 

I have lots of small, mismatches balls of yarn. It’s the curse of the crafter - you buy a skein of yarn for a project & you never end up using all of it. There’s always a few feet left over. Pom-poms are a great way to use up all those leftovers. They don't take too much yarn, & you can make one in a couple of minutes!

You'll need:

  • Leftover yarn
  • Scissors (you'll want a sharp pair)
  • Cardboard (a cereal box will do)
  • A pen or pencil
  • Pom-pom template 

Step 1 // Print out the template, & trace twice onto a piece of cardboard. Cut them out (make sure you cut the opening slit).

Step 2 // Line up the cardboard circles on top of each other. Begin wrapping the yarn around the two circles.

Step 3 // Wrap the yarn around the entirety of the circles. I'm making the 1.75 inch pom-pom, so I wrapped it about 175 times. The more you wrap, the fuller your pom-pom will be. Snip your yarn. Then cut a piece of yarn that is about 4-5 inches long (we'll use it in a second).

Step 4 // With a good pair of scissors, cut along the wrapped yarn in-between the two circles. I found that holding the circles at the opening slit helped keep everything in place as I cut. 

Step 5 // Take your 4-5 inch piece of yarn & tie it in-between the two circles. Double knot it, & make sure it's tight! Carefully remove your circle templates. 

Step 6 // Trim up your pom-pom with scissors. If you leave the yarn you tied in the middle, you've got yourself a nice loop to hang your pom-pom from! Otherwise just snip it off. Done!

Right now my pom-poms are gleefully existing as a garland. Leave me a comment if you have any other fun ideas for what to do with pom-poms!


Related // Make a quick baby blanket from yarn (then make pink pom-poms!).


  1. If you had fun making them like this, then you should get a pom pom maker! Hours of fun and perfect pom poms every time :)

    1. Holy crap! I had no idea that was a thing! I feel like I've been living in the pom pom dark ages.