Monday, October 8, 2018

Pom poms are so in right now! They can be used in everything, from garlands to gift wrapping. So why purchase them from a store when you can make them at home with items you already have? Let's put all of that leftover yarn to good use!

1. Scissors
2. Yarn
3. Dog brush
4. Knitting needle (optional for garland)

First, cut yourself a piece about 3-4 inches long. This will be used to tie the pom pom strands together after your wrap them.

Next, wrap the yarn around your fingers. It shouldn't be too tight because you don't want to hurt your fingers and you'll need to leave enough space for the piece of yarn you cut. Wrap it anywhere from 75-100 times depending upon how poufy you want it to be.

Cut the yarn and slide the piece you cut from step one between your fingers.

Tie the string TIGHTLY around the middle of the loops. Double knot it so it won't come loose.

Use the scissors to cut the loops. You'll be left with a very uneven yarn ball.

Trim the edges of the yarn ball until the strings are almost the same length.

Hold the center of your yarn ball tight and begin brushing the fibers out. If you don't hold it tight, you'll accidentally pull the whole pieces of strings out. The brushing will make it really poufy! And the finished project is adorable! You can also use the knitting needle to thread yarn through the pom poms to make an adorable garland! Tell us how the project went in the comments!

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