These chunky-yarned pom poms are to die for. And so much fun to make. My merry and bright lightbox from last year is still one of my favorite holiday projects ever.
Making pom poms couldn’t be easier. I know there are tutorials out there that call for cardboard circles. Yeah, don’t do that. The simplest way to make pom poms is to wrap the yarn around your hand or fingers (depending on the size you want). For these large pom poms I wrapped the yarn around the palm of my hand and fingers. How many times you wrap it will determine how thick your pom is. I didn’t count how many wraps, I just wrapped it until I thought it looked good.
Tie up the yarn nice and tight.
Take your scissors and start cutting the loops.
Others, I trimmed up a little more neatly. I really think there’s no wrong way.
Once I had all my pom poms made I tied yarn around the poms to make them into a garland.
I couldn’t stop there. I made another garland to hang above my Christmas star on my mantel. I think it’s the perfect finishing touch.
I even made a couple of little pom pom trees. Seriously, this is getting out of hand.
Happy pom pom-ing!
Until next time….