Everybody loves a little DIY in December. Even people who typically don’t make anything else all year will find they develop an interest in cookie baking when Christmas rolls around.

Doing something crafty as the holiday season unfolds is also on most people’s radar.

Enter the humble Pom Pom who is sweeping the internet with all manner of mayhem this year. You know you want to do something fun and on-trend. So here’s your craft. Best of all, it’s something pretty much everybody enjoys.


Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
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So what do you need to make this cute bundle of yarn that seems to inspire smiles where it goes? Here’s your list:

  1. Several colors of yarn

  2. Scissors

  3. Pom Pom Makers

There are tutorials on line where people use everything from cardboard to fork tines to their own hands to DIY pom poms. And those are fine methods.

Me? I like my projects to be more consistent and finished looking. Even if it is “just” a pom pom. That’s why I recommend getting your own Clover Pom Pom makers. They’re under $10 for a set of 2. Michael’s carries the Small and Medium sets. If you use coupons, you can get both sets for under ten bucks. This is not an expensive thing.

If you ever want to get into making hats, you will want these to make the really fluffy consistently sized Poms.


The Yarn

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Colorful yarn for crafts from Lion Brand

For this tutorial, I used Heartland Yarn from Lion Brand. It’s a worsted weight yarn which has a lot of application. I loved the colors and the heathered look of it. All the colors worked well together, and that was important to me.


Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Colorful yarn for crafts from Lion Brand

There are a number of holidays in December, and I found this line had colors that would work with all of them. I personally celebrate Christmas, and since I’m sort of unconventional I am going to work in all of the colors.

The point is that I thought this line would probably make everybody happy, and it’s easy to obtain. Your local craft store should have plenty of Heartland in stock right now. Craft store yarn is perfect for pom pom crafts.


Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Colorful yarn for crafts from Lion Brand

All the colors play so well together! Don’t you love the harmonious way they all just go together? Sort of how we wish the world could be.

[bctt tweet=”Somebody queue the Don Draper fantasy where he conjured up the famous Coke commercial.”]


Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Various sizes of the Pom Pom makers and scissors

I suggest getting a set of nice sewing scissors. They cut really well, and if you are going to start crafting, you will use these. I like the short set to cut the yarn wraps on the pom pom makers and the longer ones for giving the poms their haircut. Yeah.

[bctt tweet=”You gotta give your pom pom a haircut, or it’s gonna look like an unruly mess.”]

Nobody wants a mess for their pom pom!


Without further delay, here’s your full tutorial!

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Select your yarn and a pom pom maker size you like.

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Wrap the yarn all around the pom pom maker. The tight and thicker you wrap, the fluffier your Pom.

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Get ready to free the pom pom from the Cake.

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Cut the yarn with the smaller scissors. Your hands will thank you.

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Follow the channel on the pom pom maker and carefully snip the yarn.

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Yarn is cut, but don’t open it yet!

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Tie off a long strand that goes through the channel Tie it about 3 times. Tight, but don’t break the yarn.

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Release your pom!

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
The Pom Pom Haircut

Make Your Own Pom Pom Magic for Christmas
Beautiful finished pom poms

In our next edition, I’ll share some fun ideas about what you can do with all these cute balls of fluff. Go get your supplies, make a few poms, and I’ll see you next time.

Leave that long tail from the tie off to attach your project to other things. In other words, trim the pom, but leave that tail.

I also made a little video just to show how fun this really is. Enjoy!



Author: Pattymac

Patty loves figuring out new ways to use pom poms, where to stash more yarn and is always wondering what to bake next...chocolate or lemon? When not dreaming up new things to knit (or bake), she loves riding her beach cruiser on the Boardwalk, escaping to mid week movie matinees, and planting new things in her container garden.