Hello, I’m Julie, and I’m so excited to be sharing this pom pom tutorial with you all! There is something so happy and joyful about a pom pom. I’m not sure why, but the bouncy round shape and little bits of wool popping out seem to capture a really fun mood. It’s a given then, that these pom poms will go perfectly with the fun and gorgeous vibe of any Kip&Co pieces you’re lucky enough to have in your home!
I’m going to teach you how to make pom poms with a DIY cardboard template. The great thing about this technique is that you don’t need anything fancy in terms of supplies. Just a few bits and pieces you probably already have lying around at home, like cardboard and scissors.
In terms of the size of your pom poms, this is directly linked to the size of your template and how much wool you use on each one. I’d recommend starting out with a similar size to mine, then once you get the hang of it, you can try different sizes and weights.
I would also totally recommend you watch my video tutorial. It is much easier to learn by actually watching the process in real life.
Here is what you’ll need:
- Yarn: I have used wool that’s about 8 ply, but I think you could experiment with any size.
- Scissors: It’s so much easier (and more enjoyable) if they are really sharp.
- Cardboard: I used a pretty thin board, for example, a cereal box weight works well.
- A pen or pencil.
- Round shapes that you can trace: You’ll need a larger size first – I used a jar lid about 7cm wide. Then you need a smaller shape for the centre – I used a $1 coin (about 22mm wide).