MAKE THE PERFECT
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(Basic Finger Directions)
While you can always buy your pom poms, I prefer the ones that you make from yarn. They are firmer and give your pom pom animals more "finesse". Here's how I make the perfect pom pom:
When you're done you should have a pom pom about 3/4" to 1" in
diameter. For larger pom poms use more wraps and three fingers. Experiment to
find your perfect formula. Use the pom poms to create all kinds of animals,
ornaments and other craft items.
- Start with some nice orlon acrylic yarn like Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
- Wrap the yarn around your 2nd and 3rd fingers about fifty times.
- Slide yarn off your fingers and tie it tightly in the middle with a small
piece of yarn.
- Take sharp scissors and trim off the edges, cutting all the
The above method is the one that I personally prefer to use. However, there are many pom pom makers on the market also.
The pom pom creations in this site were all created using these basic
instructions. You will have to experiment with the sizes for your perfect
formula, since the poms are made on your fingers and everyone's finger
If you find your fingers get sore after a while (as they just might), you
can also use a rectangular piece of card board with a smaller rectangle cut out
of the middle. Wrap the yarn around the cardboard and tie it off through the
opening. Then simply cut the ends and trim.