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The easiest pom-pom poof tutorial

These fun yarn pom poofs are perhaps the simplest and cheapest of projects of all, but one of my all time favorite! Make them in bright colors for an upcoming party or in white as a snowy winter decoration.

I first loved them as hanging decor, then fell for them as whimsical cake toppers, before finally deciding they are perfect for just about anything!

To make the pom-pom poofs; first wrap yarn around your fingers to create a thick and tight circle. Then remove the yarn circle from your finger and run the length of the yarn tightly around the center to form the pom-pom ball. Tie tightly, cut all ends, and fan the pom-pom poof into place.

Photography in collaboration with Carly Taylor for A Subtle Revelry.

PS. More festive yarn use here.


  • postcards and pretties
    November 16, 2010 at 8:07 am

    so fun & festive!

  • Christine
    November 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    What a fantastic idea!! A perfect way to use up some of my scraps of yarn.

  • chelsea
    November 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    super cute!

  • Lena
    November 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    How magical-and I love their cheerful color!

  • Natasha
    November 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    We used to make these with my mom when we were kids! They are so pretty hung, such a great idea for a party yes!

  • Anneliese
    November 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    That is so very fun! I love this as an idea for something besides the ever prsent tissue poms (which I am using yet again this weekend!) :-)

  • Diana
    November 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Oh, I love this!! You did such a fantastic job :)

  • Shannon of ** Happiness Is...**
    November 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    These are so delightful! I love how they look like they are just floating in mid-air :) xo

  • Lisa
    November 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    These are adorable because they have so much personality. It’s on my list to make white ones as snowflakes for a tree I’m doing this year.

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