How to make pom poms. Turns out there is more than one technique! So I learned how to make pom poms using the 4 most common methods. And after trying and using them all, here’s what I found is the BEST method…
Pom poms make everything in life better. Overstated? Maybe. But don’t you smile…even just a little bit…when you see something with these fuzzy little friends? It’s like the “+” to an “A” on a math test. Not that I would know much about that.
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Turns out, if you’ve searched “how to make pom poms” you probably ended up a tad confused. And with good reason. There are more than a few ways to make these puffy little pals.
So today we’ll tackle the question: which is the BEST method to create these fuzzy, puffy little orbs of fun? And we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each technique.
No matter which method you decide to use, much of the basic supply list will be the same.
- yarn, any color(s) that makes you smile (this pack has a great color assortment for a great price)
- SHARP scissors (I love this brand*)
- pom pom makers (if you go that route…which I definitely recommend)
*my grandmother bought me my 1st pair of real fabric/sewing scissors. she swore by this kind, & I have as well, ever since.
* There are video tutorials included in the posts for each of the four techniques we’ll discuss here. Simply click through to those posts discussed below for the videos.
There you have it. The pros and cons for each of the four most commonly used pom pom making methods. My personal favorite is using a pom pom making tool because of the simplicity, and quality of the pom poms it creates. But as you read, there are positives and negatives for each technique, so choose the one that best fits the needs of your particular project.
Ready for more pom pom craft ideas?
Now that you’re a pom pom making expert, here are some awesome pom pom ideas (and even some thoughts on how to store all the yarn you’ll be using) to check out! Happy crafting!
Pin this post for later! And if you make one, leave a comment (or better yet, a photo) on the pin! That helps others know whether they want to try this project, too!