web stats

How to Make Yarn Pom Poms and a Giant Pom Pom Throw!

diy pom pom throw at tatertots and jello Pom Poms are so cute! I love them in any color or size. A year or two ago I bought a pom pom maker and have loved making my own pom poms ever since. This pom pom maker is great because it has tools for making four different sizes of pom poms — from 1/2 inch to 3 inches wide. There are so many things you can make with pom poms! Wreaths, garlands, embellish pillows and I thought it would be fun to add some pom poms to a throw. diy xlarge pom pom throw I bought a throw at Down to Earth a couple of weeks ago – I love the geometric designs on it! And I thought it would be so pretty embellished with some big pom poms. Here’s how to make yarn pom poms: how to make yarn pom poms

  1. Buy yarn that you love.
  2. Then decide which size of pom poms you want to make.
  3. Pick out the size of pom pom maker. Fit the two sides of the makers together, one on top of the other.
  4. Then wrap yarn around one side of the pom pom makers. Be generous while wrapping the yarn.
  5. Once the yarn is wrapped on one side, continue wrapping on the other side too.
  6. The close the pom pom maker and cut the yarn. Close the latches on the sides of the pom pom maker.
  7. Then cut the yarn with scissors along the edges of the pom pom maker.
  8. Take a piece of yarn and wrap it around the open edges of the maker and tie the yarn in a knot.
  9. Then unlatch the latches and take the pom pom makers off – leaving the pom pom.
  10. Trim off the edges of the yarn to make a perfect circle of yarn.

Note — to make these pom poms, I wrapped two pieces of yarn in the open edges of the pom pom maker and tied them, leaving 4 long strings. I trimmed one off — leaving three strings loose. Then I braided those three pieces of yarn and tied it off. To add the pom poms to the throw – I laid the edge of the throw up and laid out the pom poms evenly. Then I sewed each one on. I attached the braid to the throw with thread. I made sure each braided strip was the same and trimmed off the excess. Then I took some clear nail polish and put a dab of it at the top of each braid to keep it from fraying. braid the yarn and sew it on the blanket I love the POP of whimsy it adds to my chair. So cute!! diy xlarge pom pom throw I am excited to make some metallic pom pom garlands to our Christmas tree this year. SO fun!!

pom pom throw in my craft room

What kind of pom pom project do YOU want to make?? 

Let me know in the comments! 


jen signature

PS — the Linky Palooza Party starts tonight at 5 pm MST.

I hope you can join in the fun!

I love to feature YOU!!


  1. The grey pompoms against yellow throw looks so lovely. Let me find a throw & match it with pompoms that I can find out there. Never heard of pompom makers before though. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  2. Pam Tanner says:

    I love pom pom’s too! And this is adorable with the large pom pom’s added. A couple of others have asked where you got your pom pom maker from… I would like to know that too.

  3. Super Cute!!
    Love the throw-where did you find it??

  4. How cute! I would have never thought to add adorable pom poms to a blanket! Love love love the idea :)

    I would love it if you would link up at Martha Mondays, open now through Wednesday night!


    Amanda recently posted…Martha Mondays Link Up Party & Features (10/28)

  5. those colors are perfect. so creative and beautiful!
    Nancy recently posted…Reflection on being a Lucky Mom

  6. Jen, this looks great – I just love pom poms! :) I made some pom pom flowers recently and might make a pom pom basket for the holidays. This is a great idea and would make a wonderful gift. Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful weekend!
    Cindy Eikenberg recently posted…Candy Apple Cookies

  7. Hey Jen,
    it’s been a while. I love all the projects you have going and this is super cute and looks like it may be calming. Where’d you get the pom pom maker?
    – Sydney

  8. Hi Jen!

    LOVE this tutorial….thank you so much for sharing! I would love to know what kind of yarn you used. And what kind of pom pom maker is that? I’ve never seen that one before!

    Thanks so much!


  9. Terrie Wardell says:

    LOVE the pom poms! And the gray against the yellow. Also love the felt basket. Mind sharing where you found this?

  10. this seems like a simple and fun way to spruce up a living room. I’m sure my sisters would love to have a blanket like this one.

  11. love that grid wall treatment in the last photo.

  12. Pom Poms are so much fun- I can think of so many things I would do. Always love your grey & yellow together. Makes me happy. Turned out great.
    Gina recently posted…Pumpkin Spice Rocky Road Brownies


  1. […] DIY and photo credit to:  http://tatertotsandjello.com […]