Pompoms are an easy craft project that even the smallest family member can make. Follow our simple instructions for how to make pom poms below.
STEP 1 Cut 2 pom pom discs out of cardboard (scale diagram below)
and put both together.
STEP 2 Wind leftovers of green cotton in shades 907 and 702 around the discs, starting from the centre. Keep going backward and forward, till you cover cardboard completely.
STEP 3 Cut threads between cardboard discs, working from outer edge. Only snip a bit at a time, holding discs together with your other hand, until you have cut all the way around.
STEP 4 Slide a 40-50cm length of yarn between 2 cardboard discs. Tie pom pom tightly. Give it a few knots to make sure it’s secure. Slide 2 cardboard discs off pom pom.
STEP 5 Fluff up pom pom so it’s nice and round.
Trim neatly. Don’t cut knotting threads, use them to attach pom pom.
This project originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Better Homes and Gardens
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