Yarn pom poms are great on their own and they're perfect for various knitting and crochet projects. They're really easy to make and there are lots of different methods and products you can use to make them. This is the way I've come up with that is cheap and easy, leaves you open to any size, and doesn't require you to cut yarn off your ball to wrap them.
How to make a DIY cardboard Pom Pom maker
I really hate to admit this but as a craft blogger I struggled for a long time to make a decent pom pom. Let me show you how it works. Cut out a shape that resembles a rectangle with a slit running down the middle but not all the way, like in the image below. Wrap these in yarn. The yellow yarn in the image directly below is 8 ply, the other two are thicker. Use your sharp scissors to cut the looped ends. It will come out looking very shaggy and a bit uneven. Instead of throwing out your pom pom trimmings store them in a plastic baggie and keep for future craft projects. They can be used in art collages or anything else you can imagine up I have a project in the works using pom pom trimmings right now.
Step 1: Supplies
Making your own pom-poms is helpful because you can match the yarn to your project. It's also a good way to use leftover yardage. Wherever you use them, these fluffy accessories add fun! You can buy pom-pom makers at most craft stores and if you plan on making lots of pom-poms, it might be worth investing in one or more in different sizes. But when you're making just a few, you can create your own pom-pom maker with a piece of cardboard. Use the lids and other round items to trace circles onto the cardboard. Trace a larger circle with a smaller circle inside. The larger circle determines the diameter of your finished pom-pom.
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