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. In the last few steps, I'll also show you how to make the pom pom fluffier and how to do a multi-colored pom pom. Don't want to deal with all of this? There are lots of pom pom making products to make it super easy on you.
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.
What You'll Need
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A pom-pom — also spelled pom-pon , pompom or pompon — is a decorative ball or tuft of fibrous material. The term may refer to large tufts used by cheerleaders , or a small, tighter ball attached to the top of a hat, also known as a bobble or toorie. Pom-poms may come in many colors, sizes, and varieties and are made from a wide array of materials, including wool , cotton , paper , plastic , thread , glitter and occasionally feathers. Pom-poms are shaken by cheerleaders , pom or dance teams , and sports fans during spectator sports. Pom-pom , also called a pom or cheerleading pom , is derived from the French word pompon , which refers to a small decorative ball made of fabric or feathers. It also means an "ornamental round tuft" and originally refers to its use on a hat, or an "ornamental tuft; tuft-like flower head. Most often, pom-poms are used in pairs one in each hand , but this may vary with the particular requirements of the choreography of a dance or cheer. Pom-poms are shaken by cheerleaders and sports fans during spectator sports.