How to Make Pom Pom Flowers

by on Dec 10, 2010

Maroon color yarn flowers on glass in the garden.
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.
DIY ideas to make pom pom flowers.
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.
"Wool for making Pom Pom Flowers"
 
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.
White color yarn to make pom pom flower.
 
After you have tied you knot, cut all the loops from your ball and fluff.
"Pom Pom Flowers made out of Wool"
 
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.
"Pom Pom Flowers made of Wool"
 
Here are a few uses I have found so far for these cute flowers:
 
“Dandelion Art”
"A frame with Pom Pom Flowers"
 
Pretty little flowers in a vase
A glass vase with maroon flowers in it near a wooden gate.
 
And my favorite use, on gifts.
Gift box tied with tread and top up with white yarn pom pom.
 
Brown paper packages tied up with string….
 
A white pom pom next to a rope tied item
…. these are a few of my favorite things.
 
What would you use them on?

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