The perfect Pom Pom 

As part of my baby garland project I decided I needed to learn how to make a Pom Pom. They are really quite beautiful once you get the technique down! 

As I am sure many other crafters experience I am a perfectionist!  I struggle greatly at admiring the things I make.  I have however quite recently discovered lots of undercover crafters, this is great for your own confidence but ever better for sharing tips and ideas!! 

So, creating my perfect Pom Pom has taken a fair few attempts and nights of achy hands to get there!! 

I used two plastic rings and cut a large slit in both to create the C shape, my first attempts and lack of patience resulted in “floppy” Pom Poms! After showing these to a friend she suggested I bulked these out and trimmed them down….by golly did that work??? When you think you are done with wrapping your wool around, you probably aren’t, KEEP GOING! 

I can’t tell you what type of wool I used, as this handed down to me when my grandma passed away, it didn’t have a label but It’s extremely special to me and I love using her materials as much as I can!

One tip I would suggest is using the bulldog clip to keep your ring together whilst you cut, it holds the strands of wool in place and saves your hands!! ( see second image)

What I used 

Wool – free! Although you can pick up wool for £3 in HobbyCraft! 

Pom Pom rings – The Range – £2.99 ( you get three different sized whole rings, which I cut) 

Bulldog clip – pound land! Guess how much! 

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2 thoughts on “The perfect Pom Pom 

  1. I love pompoms, don’t they feel happy? I’ve got quite a collection of wool from Poundland which I never quite know what to do with – it’s pretty and sparkly, but not the nicest feel for wearable projects

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    1. Pom poms are really great! Loved perfecting them, really satisfying getting them all full and fluffy:) good if you have lots of hats, you can make replacements when the old ones are looking sad and droopy! Never thought to go to Poundland for wool! Good idea !!

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