|All the materials to make the pom-pom|
|Opening up the small pom-pom maker|
|Wrapping the yarn|
|Closing the maker and cutting the end off|
|Cutting the yarn around the middle|
|Finishing up the cutting|
|Wrapping a new piece of yarn around the middle|
|Tying the knot around the center|
|Pulling apart the pom-pom maker|
|And voila, the finished pom-pom|
|The pom-pom attached to the baby hat|
I am not ashamed to say this - I love pom-poms.
Those little balls of soft fuzzy color just make me smile. I can't resist them. The word too is so fun to say – apparently the word dates back to a mid-18th century French term for "ornamental round tuft." And once you know how easy they are to make, it's hard not to find an excuse to make lots of them (which is how I ended up with a pom-pom garland for my Christmas tree last year).
So I thought I'd share a little step-by-step tutorial here – all you need is a little bit of yarn (or yarns, go wild!), a pom-pom maker (I have all three sizes, but used the small size for the one in the photos) and a pair of scissors. The steps are outlined in the photos and captions above. It's really that simple. And that fun.
Like potato chips, it's hard to stop at just one.