How to make a giant pom pom

How to make a pom pom | Mollie Makes

Project alert! Learn how to make a massive pom pom with this tutorial from Chi Chi Dee Handmade‘s Leanne Garrity

One thing we’ve learned when it comes to pom poms: bigger is better! Use seriously chunky yarn to get that mega-fluffy effect. So. Much. Fun.

You will need

• One ball of chunky yarn
• Cardboard
• Pencil
• Craft knife
• Cutting mat
• Scissors

How to make a pom pom step 1| Mollie Makes

Step 1
Trace a 22cm circle onto cardboard. Cut this out. Draw an 8cm circle in the centre, and cut out, giving you a doughnut shape. Make a second shape. Sandwich together and begin winding yarn around the rings.

Tip: double up the yarn to make the process quicker

How to make a pom pom step 2 | Mollie Makes

Step 2
Keep winding until you can’t fit the yarn through the middle any more. Cut a length of yarn about 50cm long and set aside for later. Insert scissors between cardboard discs and snip the wrapped yarn all the way round.

How to make a pom pom step 3| Mollie Makes

Step 3
Double up your 50cm length of yarn, slip it between the discs and tie lightly. Wrap and knot a few times to make sure it’s secure. Remove cardboard discs, scrunch your pom pom and give it a light trim to even up.

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