Homemade Pom Pom’s

So easy and so effective! I am probably the world biggest pom pom whore, I literally love them. On my clothes, in the house, on the pets (and my child) and now even on the Christmas tree.
I have been known to buy the fluffy pom poms but when I saw a lovely Pintrest post with wool pom poms I decided it was time to learn how to make them. There is always the option of getting a ‘pom pom maker’ which personally for me I think takes away the fun (and will set you back anything up to £10) I can honestly say you really don’t need them this is not a hard craft project at all (unless you are 5 and overtired).
All you need for this craft project is some wool (colour is your choice) some string and a pair of small sharp scissors!
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Cut yourself roughly a 10 inch piece of string and slip it between your middle and ring finger.

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 Start wrapping the wool around all of your fingers keeping the string out of the way.

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 You want to aim to finish with about this much wool on your hand (roughly 60 times round)

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 Next you want to pull the string forwards and start to tie to pull the wool together before you remove it from your hand.

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 Slowly start to pull the wool up your fingers until it is free and then finish the knot.

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 now tie another knot and make sure it is nice and tight so the wool doesn’t slip out.

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Taking your sharp scissors start to run them up either side cutting the wool in the middle, do this as evenly as you an as it will save you time on the next step.

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Once you have done both sides give the pom pom a good shake about using the string to make sure you have cut all of it apart.

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 Then all you are left with is the trimming of any rouge strands to even the finished pom pom out. Tie and trim your string and you’ve got a pom pom ready for the tree

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 If you have any problems jut pop me a message on instagram! @lifeinthecottage
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Thanks for reading

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