These pom pom hair ties have been popular for quite a while but (until Daiso recently opened) over here they are very pricey. I made some a while ago out of regular pompoms but when I managed to find some of the actual yarn used for $2 I figured why not make a whole heap more!
This is the original:
These are the ones I made:
The purple/pink/blue one was from Daiso and was $2.80 and the ball of yarn below which could make like 20 hair ties was $2.
What you need:
First thing first, cut 3 lengths of yarn with around 20 pompoms each and tie together at the end.
Now loosely plait them together in between the pompoms. Basically you want the pompoms themselves to be loose but the yarn between them to be bound together.
Something like this…
Continue until you reach the end and tie together so it doesn’t come undone.
Get your piece of elastic and tie in a loop. The size will depend on how big you want the finished product to be. You could also just use a regular hair tie here if you’ve got one handy.
Starting with one end of the yarn tie it in a knot to the elastic around where the join is.
Pull the yarn through the elastic like this…
The pull it up and through the loop it forms at the top. Almost as if you were tying a knot. Pull tight leaving one cluster of pompoms at the top.
This is what you should have…
Keep tying with the rest of the yarn making loops and leaving one cluster of pompoms on the outside each time. It’s kind of like you’re doing a blanket stitch like this.
When you run out of yarn it should look something like this:
Tie off all the random ends and you’re finished!
All finished 😀
It took me around 20min to make both of them and I think I like them more than the original! What do you guys think?