How to Make Pom Pom Flowers

What I am about to show you isn't revolutionary but it may change the way you look at yarn. You see I have been making pom poms since I was a kid. Although I did forget about them for the last 15 years or so. That is, until I wanted to make a shadow box with a Dandelion in it. I quickly remembered making pom poms as a kid and how they looked very similar. But like most things once I completed my art I couldn't stop there I loved the effect these simple little flowers added to so many things.
But before I get ahead of myself, let's start with how to make them:
First I wrapped the yarn around three of my fingers about 55 times.
Then you slide the yarn off your fingers trying to keep it in the same shape. Next, cut a piece of yarn about 5 inches long and tie it in a knot over the ball.
After you have tied you knot, cut all the loops from your ball and fluff.
You can continue cutting around the pom-pom until you are satisfied with the shape. Once you are happy with the pom pom slide a piece of floral wire in the center to make your flower.
Here are a few uses I have found so far for these cute flowers:
"Dandelion Art"
Pretty little flowers in a vase
And my favorite use, on gifts.
Brown paper packages tied up with string....
.... these are a few of my favorite things.
What would you use them on?

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Alba on Jun 21, 2011:

what type/brand of yarn do you use

Sara @ House Bella on Dec 10, 2010:

I use them all over the place!  Like here and here!

Tamberine on Dec 10, 2010:

My grandma has been making these for years for her cat as a toy!  It's fun to see them used for other things.  Maybe I'll pass this on to her and she can make her centerpiece out of them this year.  Not the used ones of course..

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