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DIY pom-poms using a fork

October 8, 2015

The other day I bought a pom-pom maker, thinking it would be a fun and easy craft to do with the girls. Ha! I couldn’t work out how to use the darn thing and, even after watching a YouTube tutorial, my pom-pom ended up looking more like a bow-bow.

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So, I stuck a fork in it! (Literally.) I’d heard that you could use a fork to make pom-poms, so I decided to test the theory. And, guess what? It was so easy!

Even the girls could make pom-poms by themselves using the fork method.

Here are the steps I took:

  1. Wrap the wool around the fork approximately 70 times
  2. Cut the wool from the ball and tie the two loose ends together
  3. Cut a small piece of wool, thread it through the middle of the fork and tie. Gently slide the wool off the fork and tie the knot as tight as possible
  4. Snip the looped wool on either side
  5. Trim the pom-pom to give it a more circular shape. The closer the snip, the denser the pom-pom

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In the absence of a fork, you can use your fingers instead, but when I tried I only succeeded in cutting off the circulation to my fingertips. So back to the fork it was.

I went a bit pom-pom cray cray and made so many of these fluffy little creatures that I had enough to make several garlands and to decorate a couple of gifts.

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In the end, making pom-poms was an easy and fun craft to do with the girls. Even if they did lose interest way before I did.

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