Yarn pompoms are not only easy to make they also make everything they adorn 10X cuter. This is not an opinion, it is a cold hard fact of craft life. A Christmas mantle, sweaters, planters – all are better when you put a pompom on it. Recently I got crazy on the DIY Network Facebook Page and added them to throw pillows!
Every Thursday you can catch me on the DIY Network Facebook Page getting crafty during my segment DIY This with Jennifer Perkins. This particular segment was all about pompom pillows. I made several different options, but this fluffily heart guy is my favorite by far. (Please note that DIY Network compensated me for this video)
The first thing you need to make amazing pompom pillows is a bowl full of pompoms. The ones you buy at the store are acrylic and just won’t cut it. There are no shortcuts for this part, hunker down and get ready to make a ton of pompoms. How you make those pompoms is up for debate.
Cell Phone Pompoms – I mentioned using my cellphone as a pompom template. Behold the quick and easy way to make a scrap yarn pompom on your telephone.
Pompom Maker – I’m honestly not sure that these tools are still being made by Plaid (the one I use), but apparently Clover and Darice still make them. It took my watching this video by Craft Test Dummies to figure the whole thing out, but now that I’ve got my groove on it is my go-to tool.
Handy Work – No tools necessary, you can just use your hands. My pal Vickie Howell shows you how in this hand dandy video.
Fork Pompoms – The clever folks over at Red Ted Art made this video that shows you just how handy forks really are. You thought they were just for eating.
Cardboard Discs – Everybody has cardboard lying around so these pompoms are ridiculously easy to make and use. Thanks Bernat for the video.
Circular Loom – This video by A.C. Moore just about blew my mind. I see these looms at the thrift store all the time and I could be making pompoms in bulk if I had one.
What is your preferred pompom making method? Have a new one I’ve yet to try? Tell me everything and please let me know what you think about my pompom pillows!