How to Make Yarn Pom-Poms: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make Yarn Pom-Poms: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make Yarn Pom-Poms: A Step-by-Step Guide

Pom-poms are a fun and easy way to add some texture and color to your projects. Whether you're making a hat, scarf, or just a fun decoration, pom-poms are a great way to make your project stand out. In this guide, we'll show you how to make yarn pom-poms step-by-step.


  • Yarn in your desired color(s)
  • Cardboard or pom-pom maker
  • Scissors


Step 1: Cut the Cardboard or Use a Pom-Pom Maker You can make pom-poms using either cardboard or a pom-pom maker. If you're using cardboard, cut a piece that is about the same size as the desired size of your pom-pom. If you're using a pom-pom maker, follow the instructions that came with the tool.

Step 2: Wrap the Yarn Hold the end of your yarn against the cardboard or pom-pom maker, and begin wrapping the yarn around it. The more you wrap, the fuller your pom-pom will be. Once you're happy with the thickness, cut the yarn.

Step 3: Tie the Pom-Pom Cut a piece of yarn about 6 inches long and tie it tightly around the middle of the wrapped yarn. This will create the body of your pom-pom.

Step 4: Cut the Loops Using your scissors, cut through the loops at both ends of the wrapped yarn. Be sure to cut through all the loops.

Step 5: Trim the Pom-Pom Trim the pom-pom to even out the strands. You can also trim the sides of the pom-pom to make it neater.

Step 6: Finish Off Fluff up the pom-pom and trim any stray strands. You can also tie another piece of yarn around the middle of the pom-pom and use it to attach the pom-pom to your project.

Congratulations! You have now made a yarn pom-pom. Repeat these steps to make as many pom-poms as you need for your project. You can also experiment with different yarn colors and textures to create unique pom-poms. Pom-poms are a great way to add a playful touch to your projects, so have fun and get creative!