Pom-pom flowers are a cheerful and whimsical touch to any table setting or shelf. For this tutorial I took inspiration from “Alice In Wonderland’s” painting the roses red scene and did them in red and white with one flower done in both! This tutorial will teach you the basics of making pom-poms as well as a couple of fun variations to give your bouquets a unique twist.
Step One: Cut a 10 inch piece of yarn and set it aside.
Cut a 10″ Strand
Step Two: Wrap the yarn from the skane around your fingers. To make a full poofy pom-pom you will need to wrap about 100 times around two fingers or 135 times around three fingers. Be careful not to wrap the yarn too tightly or you may have trouble getting it off!
Wrap yarn around fingers about 100 times
Step Three: Carefully take the yarn off your fingers and place it on the 10 inch strand you cut earlier. Tie the strand tightly around the center of the yarn with a double knot.
Place wound yarn on 10″ strand.
Step Four: Cut through the loops on both sides of the pom-pom.
Cut Loops on pom-pom
Cut Loops on pom-pom
Step Five: Gently fluff the pom-pom.
How to add a wire stem to your pom-pom.
Step One: Cut the wire to the desired length.
Step Two: Bend the top of the wire into a small “U”.
Bend stem into a u shape at tip
Step Three: Gently push the wire through the center of your pom-pom until the “U” at the tip of the wire fits tightly against the center knot of the pom-pom.
Put stem through flower
The Droopy Pom-pom
Follow steps one and two but for step three pull the 10 inch strand through the loops as you pull your fingers out. This will create a pom-pom with longer strands and a more droopy appearance.
After completing the pom-pom untwist all of the strands of yarn. This will give it a softer appearance.
Two tone pom-pom
Wrap two colors of yarn around your fingers at the same time (for half the number of wraps suggested in step two). Continue through step five.
Wrap two different yarns around your fingers
Two Tone, partially Untwisted Flower
You can combine multiple variations to get different effects. I would suggest using a maximum of three flowers per vase or the colors will start to compete with one another.