These pom pom flowers are so cute and easy to make! I specially love the one above with twigs as stems – don’t they look like cotton balls? Domestifluff teaches how to make them step by step.

What you’ll need:

  • yarn
  • small, sharp scissors
  • wire cutters
  • a hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • materials for the stems (paper or fabric covered floral wire or my favorite, branches or twigs

Step 1: Using your thumb, hold the end of the yarn against your fingers as you begin to wrap the yarn. After a few wraparounds, you should be able to let the end go and continue wrapping. I size my pom poms by fingers: 2 is small, 3 is medium, and 4 is large. Don’t wrap the yarn too tightly, or you’ll have blue fingers and won’t be able to slip the yarn off easily later!

Step 2: The more times you wrap the yarn, the fuller your pom pom will be. However, try not to overdo it, or you may have trouble in the later stages because there’s too much bulk. For small pom poms, I wrap between 50-75 times; for medium, 75-100; for large, 100-125. Yarns come in many different thicknesses, so you may find that you need more or less wraps to achieve the fullness that you’d like.

Step 3: After you’ve finished wrapping the yarn, carefully slide it off of your fingers.

Step 4: Cut a piece of yarn that is between 4 and 6 inches long to use as a tie. Place the wrapped yarn on top of the cut piece, trying to center it as much as possible.

Step 5: Pull the cut yarn as tightly as you can over the wrapped yarn, and tie a knot.

Step 6: Using a small pair of sharp scissors, cut the top of the yarn loops the entire way around.

Step 7: After you cut all of the loops, you’ll be left with a shaggy looking pom pom.

Step 8: Using your scissors, trim off the longer pieces of yarn until you’re satisfied with the appearance of the pom pom. Fuzzy!

Use hot glue to attach the stem. It’s easy as that!


Comments (12):

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    Thanks so much for your tutorial.
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    I love your tutorial. I will be featuring you on my website on Tues Dec. 21, 2010. Thanks. Feel free to grab a featured on button. Staci
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    Thank You! I used this for a garland I was making and am going to post about it tonight. I linked to your tutorial- is that ok?


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