How to Make a Pom Pom With Your Hand




Introduction: How to Make a Pom Pom With Your Hand

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Making a pom pom is pretty easy. There are devices you can buy and use, you can make your own pom pom maker, or you can even just use a fork! This is how you can make a pom pom just using yarn, scissors, and your hand.

Step 1: Supplies

There isn't much to it!


Step 2: Wrap Your Hand

Decide how big you want your pom pom before you get started. Your option is to wrap 2, 3, or 4 fingers (I discourage 1 as it will be harder to work with - us a fork if you want a really small pom pom). You could also wrap your whole hand or wrist if you want a big pom pom. Two fingers will give you a good normal size pom pom.

Hold the end of the yarn between your fingers. Now just keep wrapping your fingers until it is as thick as you want your pom pom. Try not to wrap really tight. You aren't going to leave the yarn on your fingers for yarn, but try not to hurt them.

When you've wrapped them enough, cut the yarn.

Step 3: Tie and Cut

Carefully slip the yarn off your fingers. As long as you don't keep handling it, your yarn bundle should stay together.

Take a separate piece of yarn and wrap it around your bundle. Tie it into a knot. The knot is going to want to stretch, but don't let it. Wrap the yarn around the back of the pom pom and tie it two more times (I did 3 knots, but you can just do 2 on one side and leave it at that as well).

Once it is tied up tight, cut open all the loops.

Finish your pom pom by trimming all the yarn to the same length. I did only a little bit of trimming and the pom pom ended up being the same size as the fingers I wrapped. If you want a fuller pom pom, you can trim it down smaller.

Step 4: Done

And that's it! This is a nice way to do it as you need very few supplies and can still make the pom poms a few different sizes.

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Rainbow Cherry
Rainbow Cherry

1 year ago

So awesome I just went through your page and found hundreds of amazing tutorials and each one is better than the next. I don't really post things but I love making what other posted, your page is enough craft for me to do for 10 years without getting bored!

Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you! I really appreciate it :)


6 years ago

I never thought it could be so easy! Thanks for sharing!

I have made a lot of these before but i wrap my hand 85 times around my hand and there giant.

Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 6 years ago

Nice :)