Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

How To Make Fluffy Pom Poms

by Anthea (follow)
Anthea is a mamma to one, sometime blogger and crochet addict https:/ www.etsy.com/au/shop/FullTiltNanna
Crochet (10)      Yarn (2)      Tutorial (2)      Pom poms (1)      How to (1)     
Nothing ups the cute and fun ante on a yarn project like adding a pom pom. Not content with just your regular pom poms? Then you can make them extra special by making them fluffy!

You will need:

Pom poms - perfect for using up your scrap yarn you can make poms poms on a fork, on your hand, with a cardboard ring or with a fancy plastic tool
Stainless wire brush (available hardware stores)
Scissors

Method

Make sure when you are making your pom poms you tie the centres SUPER tight, because once you start brushing, the strands of yarn will pull straight out if they aren't secure enough.



Pompom
Secure your pom pom centre tightly


The more yarn you wind the fluffier your pom pom will be.


Pompom


Hold your pom pom from the back and take your wire brush and begin brushing your pom pom gently from the centre out.
Be careful not to catch your fingers with the bristles as this hurts!
Rotate your pom pom and keep brushing gently around all sides.
You may need to pull the yarn fibres off the wire bristles every so often as they build up.



Pompom
Slow and steady and clean the brush as you go


It's better to go slowly and repeat the circle a few times to get a good even fluff.
If any of your strands come loose, just carefully pull them out of the pom pom and keep going.
Once you've reached the level of fluffiness you are after you can rub the pom pom loosely between your palms and it will fluff it out evenly and you can see if there are any gaps that need re-working.
If your pom pom was a little unevenly wound you will be able to see this now so you can trim back the fluff to make it a nice even sphere.

That's it! You're done! You can now attach your pom pom to your project.



Pompom
I added this fluffy pom pom to a crocheted beanie for a newborn baby - cute!


Some pom pom uses:
String lots of pom poms into a garland
Add a pom pom to the top of a beanie
Sew tiny pom poms to hairclips
Use pom poms as ties for hats, bags and tea cosies
The only limit to pom poms usage is your imagination!

#Pom poms
#Yarn
#Crochet
#Tutorial
#How to
I like this Article - 3
Request printables you want in the Craft Found forum
Articles by Anthea on Other Hubs
ID: 32496
[ Submit a Comment ]
nice tutorials. the pom poms are so cute!:)
Trending Articles
Ready for your garden of colour
290 views
Cats were revered by the Egyptians in ancient times
1105 views
Tags or labels for your projects
191 views
Grab this pack of Alice in Wonderland images for your collage projects
131 views
Download some Alice in Wonderland collage sheets to use in your paper projects
261 views
Grab these funky, happy dotty frames for those photo snaps
108 views
I made a snood for a dear friend and had to make more for other friends who got jealous
175 views
Yellows for this vintage floral
126 views
A page of four birds in five colourways for your cut and paste pleasure
116 views
Printables are pretty cool, but for those that like to work digitally - files are flexible and h...
149 views
Categories
Vintage (400)
Comic (303)
Journal (294)
Women (206)
Diary (157)
Art (124)
Christmas (116)
Romance (113)
Santa (81)
Animals (71)
Books (62)
Man (62)
Labels (56)
Flowers (55)
Horror (54)
Rabbit (51)
Retro (49)
Home (47)
Space (44)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version