MIQUELRIUS 11689 – Pom Pom Pen, Pink/Blue, Model Bella Garden, Pack of 12
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With your two TP tubes held next to each other, wrap your yarn around them without wrapping too tightly. Wrap your yarn around about 300 times. Then cut the end of your yarn and cut a new piece of yarn about 24” long. Loop this piece between the TP tubes and around your yarn bundle and tie loosely. Slide the TP tubes out of the bundle and now tie the string as tight as possible. Cut all the loops around the edge of the pom pom. Then trim and shape the pom until you’re happy with it. Hi, I’m Chel, and welcome to my blog! I’m a crafter who loves to make all kinds of fun and interesting projects. Thank you for joining me on my crafting journey! Just so you can get a visual for pom pom sizes, here are all the pom poms I made with all six methods side by side for comparison:
Pom Pom Pens - Etsy
I made the teeny tiny ones for the tops of her tennys last night using Magic Sculpt, and after making them, I decided that larger poms would require a different material. This method is useful if you need very small pom poms about 1 inch wide, though this may vary depending on the width of your fork and how much you trim your pom pom down. As long as you’re counting the number of times you wrap your yarn, you end up with nice, uniform pom poms that can be made in just a few short minutes. What You Need For This Method: After cutting the template out of cardboard, snip a small piece of yarn and put it through the large opening. You can use the small notch at the other end of the template to hold the ends of the yarn piece until you need it later. With your main yarn, begin winding it around your template, not going past the middle opening on either side. If using the template at full size, wind your yarn about 150 times. Pull the small piece of yarn around your big bundle and loosely tie. Slide everything off the template and tie the small yarn as tight as possible. Then cut all the loops around the outside edge and trim to your liking.
I’m going to try using unwaxed dental floss and just one or two tines of a fork, based on your tutorial. Before we begin, I want to talk about scissors for a minute, because besides yarn that is something that is needed for every one of these methods. For any of these DIY pom pom methods, you can use any type of standard scissors you have on hand, but I would HIGHLY recommend these ones when making any kind of pom poms. The straight pointed tips are great for snipping the loops of the pom pom. And the added springs are so helpful when it comes time to trim everything up. I just LOVE pom poms. They are such an amazingly versatile component that can be used in so many crafting projects, both as an embellishment or as the main attraction. And while it can be easiest to buy them already pre-made, sometimes you need a very particular size or color for your project to be just perfect. In those situations, a DIY pom pom is just what you need.
Pom Pom Pen - Etsy Pom Pom Pen - Etsy
Start by cutting a small piece of yarn and put it between the tines of your fork. Then wrap another length of yarn around your fork about 50 times. Bring the small yarn piece forward and tie it loosely around your bundle. Slide everything off the fork and tighten the small piece of yarn as much as you can. Then cut the loops around the edge. Lastly, trim and shape the pom pom until it’s how you like it.This method can be very useful if you need a specific size of pom pom, since you can easily resize the template to be as large or as small as you want. It’s also an easy one to do while zoning out watching a movie because unlike most of the other methods, you don’t need to count your yarn loops. The biggest downside, though, is that it takes the longest to complete. Open up one side of the pom pom maker. Then wrap your yarn around it until it is almost completely full. Then cut the end of your yarn and close that side of the pom pom maker. Repeat on the other side. Next, slide your scissors into the groove on the edge of the pom pom maker and snip your yarn all the way around. Cut another small length of yarn and pull it through the middle of the pom pom maker and tie a tight knot. Now pull the two halves of the pom pom maker apart to release the pom pom. Trim and shape your pom until you like how it looks. This method would come in handy if you needed a larger size pom pom. The only other thing you need to make this besides the usual yarn and scissors is two toilet paper tube rolls. If you don’t save your TP tubes for craft projects like I do, or you just don’t want to craft with something that’s spent so much time next to your toilet, you can also buy them online. Depending on how far you trim it down, it should yield a pom pom that’s about 3” wide. What You Need For This Method: