How to Make a Pom Pom {DIY Fun}

DIY Easy Pom Poms on EverythingEtsy

I seriously love pom poms of all sizes and colors…really, who wouldn’t???  I made a fun pom pom heart pillow last month and I promised to follow up with the how-to on making these perfect little pom poms. 

Here it is!  It’s simple, but I enjoy learning from tutorials with step-by-step photos and I hope you will too.  I like to get stuff right the first time!

WARNING:  Once you make one you will make a million!  Proceed at your own risk!

Pom Pom Maker

This is my trusty little Pom Pom Maker!  We make beautiful pom poms together! 

My all-time favorite yarn is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice and Vanna’s Choice Baby Yarn.  The color selection is perfect and it’s super soft, but not too fuzzy!  I save all my yarn scraps for these pom poms and end up with a ton of colorful pom poms that are perfect for decorating packages or adding a little fun to a project.

Open up the pom pom maker

The pom pom maker is a little strange looking, but once you understand how it works you will love it! 

The first step on your pom pom making adventure is to open it up like the photo above.

Start wrapping the yarn

You don’t need to tie a knot to start.  Just hold the yarn and start wrapping it around and around.

keep wrapping - pom pom tutorial

There really aren’t any special rules.  Keep wrapping until one side of your pom pom maker is super full like this one.

close it up - pom pom making

Close it up with your yarn near the beginning of the next side.

finish the second side - pom pom making

Wrap it up and close it.

start cutting the pom pom

Time to turn this yarn into a pom pom! 

Start on one side and cut right down the center making sure to cut ever string of yarn.  The tool makes it easy to get your scissors in there and cut evenly.  It only takes a few second {well maybe 10} to cut each side. 

Like my cool scissor?  These have been my favorite ones for years…Fiskars Spring Action Scissors!

Pom Pom Making on

Here’s what it looks like once you’re done cutting!  Cute, right?

Tie a knot - Pom Pom making

Take a small piece of yarn and tie a knot {a tight one} around the pom pom.  Your yarn will fit right in a groove to make it extra easy.

Pom pom tutorial - open it up

Open up the pom pom maker.

make a pom pom tutorial

Pull it apart to reveal your fluffy pom pom!

trim it up - pom pom maker

Trim it up to make it a bit more beautiful!  Sometimes I leave the long strand from my knot tying so I can attach them to something easily.  Or you can cut it to have a perfect little pom pom.

You can run a strand of yarn {with a big plastic needle} through them to make pretty garland or decorations.  I’ll be sharing that soon!

How to Make Easy Pom Poms {tutorial}

I hope you try making a few pom poms soon!  You will love it!

I have 4 or 5 sizes of pom pom makers now and I’m sure this won’t be the last pom pom related post you’ll see on Everything Etsy!

Have you made anything with pom poms lately?  Or maybe you’ve been planning a cute project?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!


I purchased most of my supplies on Amazon. Here are some direct links to make shopping for this tutorial easier for you…

Large Pom-Pom Maker


Easy to use and makes your pom-poms perfect every time. Also in small size.


Lion Brand Vanna’s Baby Yarn

ImageBeautiful colors in this line — also check out this line.


Fiskars 5-Inch Softouch {wonderful} Scissors


I love these scissors! You just have to try them. Great for precision cutting.

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  1. says

    My daughter has a pompom maker from American Girl Doll crafts similar to yours and I have those scissors! They are the greatest little scissors for sewing and craft projects. (I have taken snips from my fingers on occasion though, they are VERY sharp!)

  2. says

    I have this pom pom maker too, in a few sizes. So easy to use, and give much fluffy and more uniform results than the fork technique, or at least that was my experience.

    I made lots just before Christmas to make a pom pom garland, and lots for Innocent smoothie hats last Autumn!

    • Kim @ EverythingEtsy says

      I know…they are awesome! I just bought some tiny pom pom makers that I’m going to try with twine.

      I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one that love these!



  3. Maddie says

    I’ve also just used a fork to make mini pompoms! But I seriously need a pompom maker like now!!

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