I spent many hours making pom poms as a child. I cut out rings of cardboard from cereal boxes and wound and wound my little heart out. I made hair ties mainly with them, in school colours and other colours to match outfits, I got orders from friends and many a pom pom I did make. But when I sat down recently to make some, I really didn't feel like all that fiddly winding onto rings. I wanted something quicker and easier that would keep both my children amused with quick results. So I've come up with this little way of making them.
|I cut this template out of the bottom of a plastic ice cream container.|
the width will be the diameter of your pom pom.
(obviously it doesn't have to be cut perfectly straight to work!)
|start by placing a length of your yarn through the gap in the middle|
(the rest of my photos show two templates, one on top of the other
to give a bit of extra strength, it also works just with one)
|start winding! Round and round. You'll get the best results|
if you try and wind the yarn close together through the middle
of the template.
|before you know it, it will be nice and fat! Cut of the other end of the|
yarn as above.
|now you have a nice shaggy pom pom! You can leave it like|
that, or give it a trim.
|This one has had a quick trim - (I've left the "tying tail" on|
so I can use it for a project)
Happy weekend friends xxx