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:

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These are the ones I made:

Pompom Hair Band Tutorial 2

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.

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What you need:

  • Pompom yarn
  • Scissors
  • Elastic

First thing first, cut 3 lengths of yarn with around 20 pompoms each and tie together at the end.

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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.

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Something like this…

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Continue until you reach the end and tie together so it doesn’t come undone.

Pompom Hair Band Tutorial 2

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.

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Starting with one end of the yarn tie it in a knot to the elastic around where the join is.

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Pull the yarn through the elastic like this…

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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.

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This is what you should have…

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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.

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When you run out of yarn it should look something like this:

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Tie off all the random ends and you’re finished!

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All finished 😀

Pompom Hair Band Tutorial 2

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?