Pom Poms are so quick and easy to make and they are great for keeping little ones entertained.
To make a Pom Pom, you need:
- cardboard (an old cereal box will do)
We made Pom Pom creatures so we also used Coloured Pipe Cleaners and "googly-eyes". Felt is also a good idea to have around when making Pom Pom creatures.
First cut two circles of equal size out of the cardboard.
Cut a hole in the middle of each circle. Make sure they line up.
Put the two pieces of cardboard together and start wrapping your yarn around the cardboard going through the hole in the middle and around the cardboard circle on the outside.
Keep going until your cardboard is quite full of wool and the middle hole becomes quite small.
- Since we were making Pom Pom creatures, we put two long Pipe Cleaners through the middle hole at this stage to create arms, legs and necks.
Carefully holding the yarn, cut through it until you can see the cardboard peeping through.
Use an extra piece of yarn to tie up the Pom Pom in between the two cardboard pieces.
Once the Pom Pom is securely tied then you can remove the cardboard circles and trim your Pom Pom for any loose ends.
We decided to make Pom Pom Flamingos - so we bent up two Pipe Cleaner ends and twisted them together to form the Flamingo Neck.
Next we cut out an orange diamond shape, cut a small slit in it and slid it onto the head.
We attached some "googly-eyes" to the cardboard et voila!
Apart from making fun Pom Pom Creatures - like these, or Pom Pom Teddy-bears, chicks and Rabbits... Pom Poms are also awesome as part of a decor feature like these ones below from Southern Belle Soul, Mountain Bride Heart
All the different textures and fabrics make it so interesting and the tulle makes everything look so soft and dreamy. You can see all the tutorials up on her blog post - (link above).
And how about this Sweet Station Pom Pom feast made by Anj from Snowy Bliss. I love the paper chains that are included from a previous project.
A Gorgeous chain of Pom Poms hung oustide from Honestly... WTF - this would be awesome for a bright/ fun picnic style wedding.
And some gorgeous fresh Pom Pom flower arrangements from Country Living.
Off to buy some yarn?
Yeah, I thought so.