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.
So what do you need to make this cute bundle of yarn that seems to inspire smiles where it goes? Here’s your list:
Several colors of yarn
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.
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.
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.
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.”]
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!
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!