DIY Learn How to Make Pom Poms from Yarn – Clover Pompom Maker Fork Hair Pick Pompoms

DIY Learn How to Make Pom Poms from Yarn – Clover Pompom Maker Fork Hair Pick Pompoms

Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from Today
I’m going to show you how to make pom-poms out of yarn or string. To view this video
in other languages, click on the closed caption link on YouTube and turn on subtitles. From
there you can translate into over 100 different languages. To make pompoms, you will need
just a small amount of yarn – any kind will do. Some scissors. And either your hand, a
pom pom maker, a hair pick or a fork to wind the yarn around. You can find the written
instructions on my website For the hand method, take an 18 inch piece of
yarn or string and place it between your middle and ring finger. Then take the strand from
the skein of yarn, and wind it approximately 200 times around your hand. After the 200th
time around, cut the end. Then take the strand that was between your fingers, and use it
to tie around all of the wound yarn, right in the middle. You can carefully take it off
your hand, then pull the strand tightly and knot it several times. Then take your scissors,
and cut through each one of the loops, all along the side. Afterwards, you can trim up
the pom pom with the scissors into a nicer round shape. Continue trimming here and there
until you are happy with the shape of your pom pom. You have other color options as well,
like using 2 different color strands of yarn at the same time. By using 2 strands at once,
you only need to wind the yarn held together around your hand 100 times. Then trim as usual.
I like using these pom poms as toppers for presents, instead of a bow. Just start off
with a longer strand of yarn in between your fingers, so that you have enough to tie around
your box. Then just trim any excess ends and blend it in with your pom pom. You can use
other items besides your hand to make pom poms, like a fork. Just wrap the yarn around
the fork the same way you did before. And trim the pom pom. You can see this method
makes a smaller pom pom. And you can use other items like a hair pick if you wish. I’m sure
there are many more items you can find around the house as well that will work. Now my absolute
favorite are these Clover pom pom makers. They are plastic circles that pull apart.
First, take your yarn and wrap it around the first half as evenly as possible. Once you
get near the end, take your scissors and cut off the yarn. Repeat for the other side. And
then cut off the yarn on this side as well. Close the two sides towards the center to
form the circle again. Then take your scissors, and cut the loops in the middle, right along
the ridge of the pom pom maker. You’ll cut along the entire edge on both sides. Then
cut a separate 18″ piece of yarn or string. And insert this yarn along the center groove.
Then pull tightly and tie and knot the two ends together. Once completed, pull apart
the ends from the pom pom maker. Then pull the two halves outwards. Your completed pom
pom should just come right out. Fluffen up your pom pom. If you notice, there’s very
little trimming that needs to be done when you use a pom pom maker. I hope this video has helped you. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel.
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  • Elle Lee

    December 22, 2014

    Love pom poms I've tried all sorts of bases but the makers are quick and easy =)

  • Lorrie Popow

    December 23, 2014

    Donna, thank you for sharing these ideas. Love watching your videos.

  • samantha cheng

    December 23, 2014


  • Crystal Inks

    December 23, 2014

    looks like fun!

  • RhondaOnline72

    December 23, 2014

    wow, so helpful, you have no idea….I have a clover and couldn't figure out how to get a finished pom pom…I want to make a pom pom play mat and now I can 🙂 thanks so much…and I love love the fork idea for small pom poms

  • Claudia Barrionuevo

    December 24, 2014

    Thank you Donna!

  • Claudia Barrionuevo

    December 24, 2014

    Your videos are very clear and specific. 🌺

  • Savannah Lawrence

    December 25, 2014

    I've always had a problem with my pompoms falling apart; do you have any advice?

  • Kristin G.

    December 28, 2014

    I was wondering if you can make a video for how to fix a snag in crochet work. That would be a lifesaver.

  • Pamela LeMaster

    December 31, 2014

    Good Morning Naztazia, I seen where a cousin of mine had pinned a sweater of yours "Red" Circle on back?  I was hoping to find the free pattern on your site and couldn't.  Beautiful work!

  • Tina Hachani

    January 8, 2015

    very nice and easy ..thanks sweet naztazia 

  • Denise Lxk

    March 12, 2015

    I love this idea!!!! Thanks Donna!:)

  • Jonathan Cardoso

    March 14, 2015

    Share can you get a pom pom maker

  • googooberries

    June 1, 2015

    How can I make pom poms that the yarn strands are not able to be pulled out by kiddos. I've heard that sewing thread works. Any ideas? Thanks!

  • Michele Roach

    June 23, 2015

    Nice like it

  • Wiseone 57

    August 4, 2015

    That was a terrific demonstration on the different ways to make pom poms, thank you!

  • Samara Martins

    August 13, 2015

    show! love

  • kevin frisch

    November 8, 2015

    Thank you for the demonstration.  Very easy project


    November 12, 2015


  • Francesca Reyes

    December 9, 2015

    Thanks for this tutorial!! I don't need to buy some Pom Pom from stores… I just watch Natazia's tutorials how to make easy Pom Pom

  • Francesca Reyes

    December 9, 2015

    I like it

  • alexa gloria

    December 15, 2015

    how do I trim my pompom nicely? my pompoms are always messy no matter how I trim it 🙁

  • Gabriel Laguna

    December 20, 2015

    can I attache these to hats?

  • 2 sisters craftzz

    December 29, 2015

    can we make it with glass nazta

  • 2 sisters craftzz

    December 29, 2015

    can we make it with glass nazta

  • Lisa Hobson

    January 23, 2016

    good way of making popoms

  • Shanice Ammons

    February 27, 2016

    That is not easy

  • Kari Ann Lee

    March 3, 2016

    I did this before

  • Larissa_sings_songs _

    April 10, 2016

    awesome, i like this video

  • LemonDrop Kid

    April 24, 2016

    ITS SO FLUFFY!!!!!!

  • Marija M.

    April 26, 2016


  • GetLike Mi

    July 31, 2016

    Just made one with my hand and I love it! Thanx 4 the great tutorial!

  • Hamza Patwa

    August 3, 2016

    my whole pom pom broke my not was not tight enough

  • charly o

    August 7, 2016

    thank you super easy tutorial

  • Raver Kawaii Masters

    September 14, 2016

    I was like bunk it was all like I don't want to stay still I want to gall a part

  • xiang lan

    September 14, 2016

    Wow! This really helped

  • nc expo

    September 18, 2016

    vnice trick

  • cool dude

    October 15, 2016

    This is awesome it works where did you find the Pom Pom maker

  • Sawsan Alobaidi

    February 18, 2017

    thank you soooo much

  • Parlia Prithi

    February 20, 2017


  • M a r w a Arts

    May 30, 2017

    u r the best crochet teacher …where r u from

  • Maham Jamal

    June 22, 2017

    can't we do it with thin thread

  • Julian Turner

    July 24, 2017


  • M a r w a Arts

    August 7, 2017

    naztazia i only have 4 mm of crochet and there is no shop in which i bouy the crochet hooks i am so unlucky and i also don't have beautiful yarn like your please answer

  • Jeanliz Cruz

    August 16, 2017

    I love the ponpon

  • Afsana Parveen

    September 12, 2017

    Very easy pom pom

  • Cocoa MSP

    December 23, 2017

    Why do you have to do it two hundred times?

  • Purple Mako

    March 1, 2018

    I've needed a large Pom Pom for a cosplay I've been making and couldn't find one anywhere. Turns out, I could of just made one myself in 5 minutes!! XD Thank you sooo much fro this demonstration, it really helped a lot!!

  • donaven deroost

    May 3, 2018

    thank u so much

  • cat master

    November 8, 2018

    What am I doing. It's 4 am. I started watching hunting videos at 9 pm. I have school tommorrow.

  • kevin cervantes

    January 5, 2019

    it was easy!

  • Don Mega

    January 24, 2019

    why not use 20 yarns and you only need to wind it around the hand 10 times 😉

  • Candice Beretta

    January 26, 2019

    Thank you so much! That was so helpful.


    March 3, 2019

    We developed new Pompom Machine in which you can make designing pompom
    We are also supplying Pompom

  • حسنہ یوسف

    March 17, 2019

    Double color style idea is too good

  • Nalini Dharanipragada

    October 18, 2019

    Thanks for the video. This exactly how I learnt it as a kid. It is very useful.

  • 500 subscribers with no videos

    October 26, 2019

    Thank you very much! This helped me for my designs! I only did a small one with 50 loops of yarn and it worked perfectly. Thank you, this was a great help to me.

  • Suha Miskina

    November 17, 2019

    I don't get it.


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