How to make a pom pom

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Pom poms are a great simple crafting activity for any time of year. But at Christmas time, they can be more versatile than you think - garlands, wreaths or even tree decorations - how you use yours is up to you!

Follow our method below to create your own pom poms.

You will need

  • Wool (in your choice of colours)
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Something circular (we recommend a glass or mug!)


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    That's a wrap!

    Once your pom pom is secured, pull it out of the template through the keyhole shape in your circle. Trim up the edges of the wool to create

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    Secure your pom pom

    Then with a separate piece of wool. Thread it through in between the two pieces of card and tie it tightly! You can use any excess to create

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    Cut round the edge

    Once you’ve started running out of space in the centre circle it’s time to start cutting. Place your scissors between the two pieces of card

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    Get wrapping

    Time to get wrapping! Grab your two circle templates (place one of top of the other) and start wrapping the wool around the edges. There’s n

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    Create your template

    Start by tracing two circles on a piece of cardboard - use a glass or mug to help you get the perfect shape! Then cut out your circle and cr

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