Until a week or so ago I had ever even thought of heart shaped pompoms but I saw this at a craft shop and it started my brain working overtime!

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

 

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Thing is that they wanted $25 for it *_* and after reading the instructions it basically looked like it just made regular pompoms that you then trimmed into a heart shape. Well I can do that at home for free!

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My result…

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

There are various ways to make pompoms, when I was a kid we cut 2 cardboard circles and threaded the yarn through. Now that I’m older the novelty of cutting out cardboard circles has worn off so I take the lazy way:

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

What you need:

  • Yarn
  • Scissors/small sharp nail scissors
  • Something hard which is roughly the diameter you want the finished pompom to be, I used an eyeshadow palette you could just use your fingers.

Start wrapping the yarn around the eyeshadow.

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Keep wrapping until you have a decent amount like this:

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Slide the yarn off…

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Hold it like this…

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Use another piece of yarn to tie around the middle tightly or if you want to take the easier way: a thin rubber band. If you want to hang it off something you can leave the piece of yarn long.

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Cut all of the loops…

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

And it will look like this:

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Repeat on the other side and you have a basic pompom!

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Now it’s time to trim it into a heart! Use you scissors to cut the bottom into a basic point.

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Like this…

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Then cut a wedge out of the top to make a heart.

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Now you’ve got the basic shape it’s time to trim with some small sharp scissors until it’s perfect.

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Her you can see I’ve een working on the right side while the left is still long and messy:

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

And done!

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

You might want put down a sheet of paper or something to catch all the fluff that you’re cutting off XD

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Very cute craft project and once you get in the swing of things they don’t take very long to make 😀

Heart Pom Pom Tutorial

Now to think of where to hang them all!

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