Who doesn't love yarn pom poms, right? Making them is simple and easy. Making yarn pom poms by the strand even easier, and much more efficient. Here's a little tutorial in case you've got some DIY time this weekend:
•yarn •scissors •thread (I switched to embroidery floss for this, but yarn cut in 20" lengths would be even better) • a table or stool with sturdy legs
Turn your table over and tie a knot around one leg to keep your yarn in place.
Begin to wrap your yarn from one leg around another, pulling taught.
Continue wrapping many strands around the legs, keeping taught. I found it easiest to hold the yarn with my left hand while wrapping the yarn with my right.
Once you have as many yarns wrapped as you want (I chose to wrap around approximately 25 times. Amount depends on size of yarn (mine was 4) and how full you want your pom poms to be. As you make them, you'll see how varying these options changes things up.) Cut your yarn with enough extra length to tie it to your starting yarn knot.
Tie on strips of yarn (I used embroidery floss so that it would disappear, but next time will choose to use long lengths of matching yarn so that I will have more options when it comes to using the pom poms (like tying onto packages etc.). I spaced my ties approximately 1" apart. You want to tie it as tight as possible. Tie these pieces along the entire length of your yarn.
Remove the taught yarn from the table legs...this should be a little tricky due to the taughtness of your yarn. (Also, I chose to remove it before tying the last bit of length for ease of removing, knowing I could tie another segment afterwards.
Tie that last segment and cut off that first knot that held the starting yarn to the table leg .
The number of pom poms will equal the number of times you tied the strands of thread. (8 in the above strand)
Cut the yarn in the center between the tied portions.
To keep your cuts even all the way around (the ends of your pom poms), use your non cutting hand to rotate the strand as you cut.
Fluff your cut pom poms! It's that easy. now you can better see why I wish I would have used long strips of yarn to tie my pom poms. Not a problem, before cutting and fluffing it'd be very easy to tie yarn on and cut the floss.
And there you have it! Pom pom making in strands, in 10 easy steps! Are you going to make some too? We want to see, leave a comment with link if you do!