How To Make Pom Poms

Learn how to make pom poms with these step by step instructions and photo's. Pom Pom crafts are a great way to use up any scraps of yarn you may have lying around.

Kids will love making these and they look great hanging from door or cupboard handles.

We have included a template with different size circles all ready for you to print out and get started.

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Difficulty:

Easy

Adult supervision:

Very young children may need some help.


Young children may need help cutting out the templates and the finishing stages of the pom pom. Sharp scissors are needed to cut the yarn.

Materials and Equipment

  • Pom pom template (optional)
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook or darning needle

Pom Pom Template

Download the template below by clicking on the thumbnail. All my templates are PDF files as they are easy to use and print.

You will need acrobat reader installed on your computer to view and print these templates. You can download it for free by clicking on the adobe reader button on the right.

Printing the Template

Most printers will allow you to print directly on to thin card. If you are using patterned card make sure that you print on the plain side. If your printer will only allow you to print on paper then there are a couple of different ways to transfer the template to card.

One way is to glue the paper template to the card you can use any type of glue suitable for paper. Spread the glue thinly across the card then lower the paper on top. Smooth out carefully removing any air bubbles. Make sure the glue is completely dry before cutting.

The other way will only work if you are printing a template that is easy to reproduce. Secure the paper to the card with tape, using a pencil and ruler if drawing straight lines, go over the lines on the template. Press hard enough to mark the card but not so hard you make holes in the paper.

How To Make Pom Poms




Draw two circles the same size on to a piece of card.

You can make the circles using a compass or just draw around a glass.

I have included a template with various size circles for you to print out. Cut out both of the circles.



Draw a smaller circle in the center of one the circles.

Draw a straight line from the outer edge to the central circle as shown in the photo.

If you have used my templates you won't need to do this step.





Hold both of the circles together and cut along the line and around the center circle.





Make a small hank of yarn, it must be able to fit through the inner circle.

Sandwich the end of the yarn between the two pieces of card.






Pass the yarn through the center hole and wrap around both pieces of card.



Keep wrapping until you have run out of yarn.

Tie an overhand knot to join the next hank to the old one.

Try to get the knot on the outer edge of the circle so it can be trimmed off later.

You can use the same color or a different one






Continue wrapping the yarn around the card, adding more as needed.

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Try using different colored yarn to create a layer effect.

The blue and white pom pom in the photo was made by using 2 different colored yarns at the same time.

We cut of two lengths from each ball of yarn and wound them around the card together.

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