Hey readers! Today I am sharing some chunky pom poms!
Oh my goodness, and I have to say that they are just the most adorable pieces of fluffiness I have ever seen! I could make these things all. day. long.
I found the most amazing little gadget before Christmas and I am so excited to be sharing it with all of you!
For the longest time I have loved chunky pom poms. My mom showed us girls how to make them when we were little. It was a fun project, but I always HATED using the cardboard templates!
What a pain. Plus, the cardboard just didn’t seem to hold up well and my little fingers were so sore afterwards. I. Now. Have. The. Solution.
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Supplies you will need for these chunky pom poms:
Tutorial for these chunky pom poms:
- Open your maker as shown above. Start to wrap your yarn from the middle of the half circle and continue wrapping until this is full.
- Once wrapping the yarn completely around the half circle as chunky as you can, fold the half circle back up into the gadget as shown below.
- Now, open the other side of the gadget so that the opposite half circle is ready to be wrapped with yarn, as shown below.
- Again, wrap yarn, starting from middle, working your way out and back and forth until similar size of the first half circle.
You now will have a complete circle wrapped with yarn.
- Take your sewing scissors and cut along the inner blue crack as shown with an arrow below. TIP: You will need a sewing scissors to do this because the tip is narrow enough to get into the crevice and these babies are sharp. Remember, you are cutting through some seriously thick yarn! You need a sharp and narrow scissors to be successful with these pom poms.
- Once you have cut along the entire edge to release the yarn fibers, cut a piece of yarn to tie the strands of cut yarn together. As you tie, pull as tight as you can and double knot the yarn segment.
- Now, it is time to start releasing the gadget sides! You are almost there….take this step slowly and carefully so that you do not pull the gadget totally apart.
- Once your blue half circles are opened up, start removing the white sides, one at a time.
- Once the white sides are off and the gadget is totally removed from your pom pom, fluff and cut any loose edges away. You may have a few strands that just pull out and that is ok. Leave your “tails” attached if you want to create a garland with your pom poms.
- You did it! Now, wasn’t that just so much better than the cardboard template pom pom?!
I absolutely love how easy these were to make! And remember the chunkier the yarn, the chunkier the pom pom!
I hope I inspired you to get busy and create some of your own chunky pom poms!
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Have an amazing day!