Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to Make a Pom-Pom Bouquet

I made these fun pom-pom bouquets for the baby shower I hosted on Saturday and I thought I would post a tutorial for you all on how to create them.  This isn't a new idea, my friend Becca made them as favors for a shower she hosted at the end of last year.  I couldn't find the original source for the idea though so I figured out how to make them on my own.  I thought I would go ahead and share how I created mine.
These are the supplies you will need:
Any crafty person has most of this stuff around their house.  Pearl and I went on a little backyard adventure to find the sticks.
There are multiple ways to make pom-poms, there are even nifty little tools for it.  But, I don't have a pom-pom specific tool and I think a fork works just fine.  You can also just wrap the yarn around your fingers, but I like the fork because I can quickly put it down if Pearl decides she wants to go eat the dog food or something. 
These are the basic steps I use to create a pom-pom with a fork:

1. Cut off a short piece of yarn and lay it over the top of your fork. // 2. Wrap your yarn around the fork over that piece of yarn.  The more times you wrap, the more full your pom-pom will be.  I wrapped this one 90 times. // 3. Tie the small piece of yarn in a knot over your wrapped yarn.  Tie it as tightly as you can as that is what is holding the whole thing together.  I always double knot just to be safe. // 4. I pull my yarn carefully off of the fork and cut the loops up the back side.  Make sure you cut them all. // 5. Fluff out your pom-pom and clip any long pieces of yarn.  Try to make it look uniform. // 6. Then just glue the pom-pom to your stick.
It's a simple project that is perfect for adding decorative elements to parties or to display in your home.


  1. Cute! I love yarn decor in the fall... just makes me think of sweaters and everything else cozy.

  2. Oh I love this! I am SO not crafty, but I think even I could manage ;) Thanks, Kira!

  3. Nice work Kira. They turned out cute! I didn't have the patience to wrap mine that much but they definitely look better when they are more full!

  4. OOOOH, I have ALWAYS wanted to know how to make these! I'm pinning this for sure!!
    Thanks hon!
    ♥ Kyna

  5. Sweet! I will definitely have to try this sometime. =)

  6. I LOVE how those came out - SO cute, and what an awesome way to accessorize/decorate an apartment!

    The Other Side of Gray

  7. LOVE this! So pretty and unique! Definitely not something you see all the time, so fun!


  8. Oh my gosh! This is sooo cute! I want to try it! But I'm not sure where I'd put these.. Hmm.. I shall bookmark this for later!



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