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35 Fantastic Pom Pom Crafts Ideas You’ll Want To Try

Explore the art of creating chic accessories and heartfelt gifts with yarn pom pom crafts. Our adult-focused guide showcases projects everyone can enjoy, making your creations stand out with a personal touch.

Who doesn’t love a pom-pom craft project? They are soft, colourful, and fun to make as a child or adult. Pom-pom making is so easy that even a toddler can do it (with some help).

Pom poms are small decorative balls made from loops of yarn. Their appeal lies in their versatility, tactile nature, and ability to add colour and texture to various projects.

Why Pom Pom Crafts are Appealing

  1. Fun and Playful: Pom poms have a fun and playful vibe. They can instantly add a touch of joy and cheer to any project, making them perfect fun crafts that are meant to be light-hearted and enjoyable.
  2.  Pom poms are easy to make and offer a great DIY and customization opportunity. They allow for creativity and personalization in crafts, making them unique and one-of-a-kind.
  3. Versatility: They are used in various crafts and projects, from fashion accessories such as earrings, keychains, and hats to home decor items like pillows, blankets, and rugs. 
  4. Textural and Sensory Appeal: Pom poms are tactile and provide a sensory experience with a soft, fluffy texture. Making pom poms can be soothing and satisfying, as it involves wrapping and fluffing yarn or other materials. 
  5. Pom Poms are used to add a pop of colour to any project, and their fluffy appearance can make them stand out and catch the eye.

How To Make Pom Poms

There are several different ways to make pom-poms. As a child, I made them using cardboard doughnuts we cut from old packaging. I remember trying to squeeze the ball of wool through the cardboard hole as I wrapped it around the cardboard doughnuts.

This method worked but wasn’t the easiest way to make Pom-poms. Now, you can buy a plastic Pom Pom maker for the easiest Pom Pom making. No more stuffing a giant ball of yarn through a small cardboard hole.

I’ve seen pom-poms made using toilet rolls. Small pom-poms can be made on the end of the forks.

If you don’t have cardboard or forks, you can make pom poms by wrapping yarn around your fingers.

All these methods are for individual pom-poms, but if you want to do a lot of pom pom projects fast, I have a great step-by-step guide for doing just that using only a wire coat hanger.  

I used this method to make lots of pom-pom bunny tails for my paper bunny treat bags all in one go.

Quick pom pom method

The Best Pom Pom DIYs

Embark on a whimsical journey through the world of yarn pom pom crafts, where creativity knows no bounds, and a simple ball of yarn can transform into a masterpiece. These crafts offer an array of possibilities, from chic home decor to stylish accessories and thoughtful gifts.  

Designed with adults in mind but open to all ages, our curated selection of crafts invites you to explore the vibrant potential of pom poms, turning simple materials into expressions of your unique style and imagination.

the best DIY pom-pom crafts

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Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Wow, thank you so much for including my pom pom wreath. Although it took forever to finish (that's a lot of pom poms!!), it's actually one of my favorite things in our house. Loved seeing all these sweet comments about it! Thank you!

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Your welcome, your pom-poms wreath was awesome.


Friday 8th of April 2016

Really cute ideas! already sharing it with our Luvly Marketplace community. Thanks :)

Claire Armstrong

Friday 8th of April 2016

Thank you !


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

I love the pom rug but I can not read the instructions. They are written in another language. Do you know how I could get them in English? I would love to make it. ??

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 7th of April 2016

When I land on a blog in another language Google normally asks me if I want the page translated. So if you use google chrome as your browser it should give you this option. Or just cut and paste the text into Google translate. Hope that is helpful.

Charlene Asay

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

Love the pom pom tree. What cute ideas. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 6th of April 2016

Thank you !

Tuula @ Thrift yRebel Vintage

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

What a great bunch of pom pom projects Claire. I love pom poms! They kinda have a fun retro thing going for them that I adore. Those pillows are pure awesomeness, but love the rest too. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.