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
• Craft knife
• Cutting mat
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
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.
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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