There are many ways to make a pom pom.  You can use some cardboard or a pre-made pompom maker.

This method makes large pom poms. You’re going to lay two empty toilet paper rolls together. Wrap yarn around and around and around the two tubes until you’ve got a good amount of yarn. Take another piece of yarn (about a foot long should suffice) and work it between the two tubes and tie a tentative knot. Gently push the yarn toward one end of the tube, being careful to hold onto both ends of the yarn you’re using to securely tie the pom pom together. Once the yarn is off the tubes, tie it tight and cut around both edges of the pom pom (where the toilet paper rolls were previously).Different Methods of Making Pom Poms

Different Methods of Making Pom Poms


Using a fork, wrap yarn around all tines. Wrap and wrap and wrap until you get the desired amount of yarn. Now you’ll thread another piece of the yarn through the center tines, and tie a secure knot. Gently pull the yarn off of the fork and cut up both sides to create the pom pom. Trim to form.

MAKING POM POMS WITH YOUR HANDDifferent Methods of Making Pom Poms

Basically the same idea as the concepts above. Simply wrap around and around your hand until you get enough yarn. Gently pull the yarn off of your hand, wrap another piece around the center of the yarn ball. Tie it tight to secure, cut up both sides. Trim to form.


In this instance, you’ll use two chair legs as substitutes for the toilet paper rolls above. Push the legs as close together as possible (it is better to lay the chairs down) and wrap your yarn around two of the legs. Then, using another piece of yarn, tie around the center and gently remove from the chair legs. Cut up each side and trim to form.


Different Methods of Making Pom Poms

Using a cereal box or other cardboard (the sturdier the better) cut out two Pac-Man lookin’ circles exactly the same size. The larger the circle, the larger the pom pom. Lay the circles together and wrap the yarn around and around. Insert your scissors between the two pieces of cardboard and carefully cut around, being careful not to lose any of the yarn bits through the Pac-Man’s mouth. Using a separate piece of yarn, secure in the middle of the pom pom and tie tight to secure. Trim to form.

Different Methods of Making Pom Poms