Gather your supplies
Stiff card; yarn; scissors; compass with pencil
Perfect poms of woolly colour are easy with the right setup. You could wrap yarn around a plastic pompom making tool, but you will get a tighter, more uniform result using two circles of stiff card. You can adjust the diameter of the cardboard circles to make your poms any size.
Step 1: Using compass, draw 2 circles the size of pompom on stiff card. Draw a smaller circle in centre of each, 1/3 of the diameter of outer circle.
Step 2: Cut out circles, then cut out a small wedge and centre. Cut 2 lengths of yarn and place on 1 ring
Step 3: Sandwich yarn between rings for ties.
Step 4: Wrap both rings together evenly with yarn.
Step 5: Keep wrapping until rings are very full.
Step 6: Loosely single-knot yarn ties.
Step 7: Holding loose knot at centre, cut through wrapped yarn between rings.
Step 8: Tighten ties and secure with double knot.
Step 9: Slide rings out.
Step 10: Trim into a neat sphere, turning as you cut.