Sunday, March 5, 2017

DIY Pom Pom Maker


So you'll remember that I have recently taken up crochet again and started out with a very simple, beginner level ear warmer with a little crocheted flower.

So many of my lady relatives loved it! So I'm making a few for my cousins :)

Instead of a flower I wanted to add pom pom's. They are so sweet and look adorable! Plus, they are a lot quicker to make than a crocheted flower ;)

What you need for this DIY:

box cutter

I used an old mailer box. Start off by cutting the box open and into a manageable rectangle.

Then measure the length of your template. 

Note: Add one inch to the template for the size of pom pom you want. Eg; 4 inch template for a 3 inch in diameter pom pom.

Make a dot at the middle with the pencil.

Tie a piece of yarn to the pencil, measure two inches from the dot. Hold the end of the yarn down firmly at the dot with your finger. Then draw a half circle from end to end as shown in the diagram.

Then cut it out the half circle with scissors. Next cut a little "v" on the bottom at the dot.

Then cut a piece of yarn about 5 inches long and place horizontally along the bottom.

Then begin wrapping your yarn around the half circle. Like a lot. The more you wrap, the fuller your pom pom is.

Once the template is full of yarn, cut the yarn at the top along the curve. Sorry I forgot to take a picture at this step ;(

Then tie the long horizontal piece tightly in a knot.

Then "shape" the pom pom by cutting pieces that are a little longer than others.

Thread the knot string onto a needle and attach to your hat, etc.

All done and oh so cute :)



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