DIY: Pom-Poms

A couple of weekends ago it was yet another snowy, wet, cold weekend in Paris and crafting was an absolute necessity. I think there is possibly nothing worse then bored kids hanging around an apartment on a snowy, wet day.
But in this case, Agathe, Coco’s little friend was over for a playdate and she asked me to teach them how to make pompoms. Luckily enough, I actually did know how to make pompoms! It is super easy, but I reckon I have not made one for 20 years at least.

So here are some pretty loose instructions on how to pull together a little pompom.

Using a small drinking glass as a guide, cut out two circles and cut out the inside of them so you end up with a donut-ring with a thick edge.

Loop the wool around both rings and continue until the cardboard is completely covered by wool several times and the hole has almost disappeared.

Cut the wool between the 2 cardboard rings and slip a wool loop between the rings and tie firmly. Your pompon is ready.

We ended up stitching in onto a little woollen hat that needed a bit of a new lease of life!

– Emilie


Comments (4)

March 6, 2013

I remember my grandma teaching me the same way when I was a kid.

Emilie in Paris
March 6, 2013

I know, it is such an old-fashioned thing to do!

Meaghan Roozen
March 6, 2013

I have always wondered how that worked! Thanks! xo

March 6, 2013

I used to love making these and I forgot how. Thanks for this, now I can do it with my kids.

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