How to Make a Finger-Wrapped Pom-Pomcomments (2) September 10th, 2008
Here's a simple way to whip up a pom-pom if you don't have pom-pom tools on hand. You'll need a ball of yarn (or multiples) and a pair of scissors. Cut an 8-inch piece of yarn and set it aside before you begin wrapping—you'll need it to tie off the pom-pom.
Here, I'm using two colors for fun—just be sure that the strands are straight (not twisted up) as you wrap. The more wraps you make, the fuller your pom-pom will be.
Weave the 8-inch length of yarn you cut at the beginning through the middle space between your fingers and tie off the pom-pom. Slide it off of your fingers and tie it again.
You might need to do a little trimming to round off your pom-pom. Use the pom-poms to adorn hats or scarves or use them as zipper pulls or even present toppers. They're a great way to put your odds and ends to use.