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Pom Pom Package Topper Tutorial

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Supplies:

* Cardboard (can be from the recycled bin, old soda 12-pack or cereal boxes work great)
* 21 yards worsted weight yarn
* Scissors
 
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Step 1: Download Template

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Download pompom.jpg and print it out full size (a scale has been placed on each jpg to help with printing at the correct proportions).

Step 2: Cut Out Pom Pom Maker

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You will need two circles for the pom pom maker. Trace the circle template onto a piece of cardboard twice and cut them out.

Step 3: Cut Yarn

Cut the wool yarn into ten 6 ft. lengths and one 3 ft. length.

Step 4: Wrap Yarn

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Place the two rings together and take a length of the yarn. Holding one end of the yarn on the outside of the ring feed the other end through the center, round the back and though the front again. Keep wrapping the length of yarn until the entire piece is wrapped around the cardboard doughnut.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4

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Repeat step 4 with the remaining pieces of yarn until the cardboard doughnut is covered.

Note: As you use the additional pieces of yarn you do not need to tie them together, simply make sure the ends of the yarn start and finish on the outside edge (trim the ends of the yarn if necessary).

Step 6: Cut Edges of Yarn

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When you are finished wrapping the yarn, carefully cut around the edges of the doughnut layer at a time. Your scissors should be cutting between the two pieces of cardboard eventually.

Note: Make sure to hold the doughnut of yarn firmly with one hand in the center so the yarn does not slide off.

Step 7: Tie Pom Pom

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Take the last length of 3 ft. yarn and slip it between the two pieces of card board, around all the strands of yarn and tie it together. Make sure the pom pom is firmly tied together.

Step 8: Remove Cardboard

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Take your scissors and carefully cut a slit in the two cardboard rings avoiding any yarn. Remove the cardboard rings.

Step 9: Trim

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Trim the pom pom as necessary.
cutecraftz2 years ago
Instead of using cardboard for the rings, could you use metal washers? You couldn't cut them but you wouldn't have to remake the circles all the time. I love the insructabe by the way!! :)
ninjacow2583 years ago
Very nice, though I can never get it tight enough, so the center string wrapping the shorter sections is always visible, and the shorter yarn tends to slide around when anything tugs on it.
So great! I have lots of leftover yarn from knitting projects, and this is a great way to use it up. Thanks so much for sharing!
angelabchua3 years ago
Gah! I love this!