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How to Make Yarn Pompoms

Just wind yarn around cardboard to create fluffy, colorful pompoms.

What you'll need: Scissors, cardboard, yarn

How to make pompoms:

1. Cut a piece of 3.5-inch x 3.5-inch cardboard into a U-shape, then cut a 14-inch piece of yarn and fold it over the indent in the cardboard. (Tip: To make larger pompoms, use a larger cardboard shape. You may wish to use thick, chunky yarn for big pompoms.)

How to make pompoms, step 1

2. Wrap one to four colors of yarn around the cardboard form, about 40 times. 

How to make pompoms, step 2

3. Slide the yarn off the form, keeping its shape, and tie the 14-inch piece around the center of the yarn bundle. 

How to make pompoms, step 3

4. Cut a second 14-inch piece and tie it tightly around the center of the bundle. Use scissors to cut open the looped ends of yarn. 

How to make pompoms, step 4

5. Fluff pompom and trim with scissors to round its shape. 

At Christmas, useful colorful pompoms to top gifts or hang on the tree. 

 

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