Make these quick and easy pom pom flowers to brighten up any room!
Want to know how to make pom pom flowers?
You’re in the right place!
This DIY faux flower arrangement is so funky and fun, it’ll add a touch of whimsy to any decor!
What’s more, as DIY wedding centerpieces, these little gems are quick and easy to assemble. (And longer-lasting than natural floral arrangements.)
This little project requires minimal materials and tools, which makes it easy on your wallet too!
If you’re a crafter, it’s highly likely that most of these items are stashed somewhere around your house.
Let’s get started!
How to Make Pom Pom Flowers
1. Gather Materials (Buy, If You Must)
Here’s your budget-friendly scavenger hunt list for your materials:
- Yarn. The pictured project took a little less than one 92 yard skein of Lil’ Dollop “Strudel Scrumptious”, but any light- to medium-weight yarn you have on hand will do. (No judgment here if you’re looking for an excuse to go to the craft store.)
- Decorative sticks or twigs. This project started with some tired ting ting branches from a neglected floral arrangement. Nature could be your resource, but again… no judgment if you need to escape to the store.
- Vase. Any tall, slender container or basket that you have on hand will do.
2. Find These Tools
Now sort through your crafty tools and retrieve the three items below:
- Scissors. Preferably small and sharp.
- Glue Gun (with Glue Sticks, of course). You could use regular ‘ole school glue instead of a hot glue gun. Just know that you’ll spend a little more time holding the flowers together until they dry.
- Serving Fork (or Pom Pom Maker). We’ll use a serving fork for this project, so go raid the kitchen. (Yeah, really!) Don’t worry, we‘ll have it back in time for the next meal. Alternatively, if you have a 3.5 cm pom pom maker (or another contraption to make similarly-sized pom poms), go ahead and use that.
3. How to Make a Pom Pom with a Fork
The first step in creating your little arrangement is to make the pom pom flower blooms with your yarn and your serving fork.
Note: Instructions are for right-handed crafters. Use the opposite hand mentioned if you’re a lefty. Here we go:
- Cut a 12″ length of yarn. This will be used to tie your pom pom together.
- Fold the length of yarn in half and slip the folded end in the middle opening between the tines of the fork. Pull the two ends of the yarn toward the handle of the fork and wind them around the handle to keep them from tangling with the string of yarn you use in the next step.
- Pulling a separate piece of yarn from the skein, start wrapping it around the tines across the width of the fork. Wrap the yarn neatly, keeping the yarn strands straight across (perpendicular to) the width of the fork. Make about 50–60 loops around the tines of the fork.
- Trim your yarn and slip the loose end under another loop to lightly secure your wound yarn from unraveling.
- Unwind the 12″ length of yarn from the handle (from step #1). Use this length of yarn to tie around the center of the loops on the tines with one very tight single knot.
- Carefully slip your loops off the fork tines. Run the yarn ends from the center knot around to the other side and tie another very tight single knot. Run the yarn ends around one more time and tie your final knot (double knot) very tightly to hold your pom pom together. Your pom pom will look like a fat bow.
- Cut through the middle of the loops of yarn on either side, being careful to not snip the piece of yarn you just knotted. Now we’re getting somewhere!
- With your left hand, take hold of the yarn ends you used to tie the pom pom together and give the pom pom a good shake to fluff it out.
- Still holding those long yarn ends with your left hand, use your sharp scissors to trim away any long pieces of yarn on your pom pom to even it out.
Repeat until you have made as many pom poms (flowers) as you would like in your arrangement.
4. Glue Your Pom Pom Onto a Twig
Next, to make your faux flower arrangement, prepare the decorative sticks or twigs to receive their pom pom blooms:
1. Place all the sticks/stems that you plan to use in your vase.
2. Trim the sticks at varying heights. Your pom pom flower arrangement will have more visual interest if the blooms appear at different levels in the group.
3. With your glue gun, hot glue one pom pom onto the top of the stick. Hold the pom pom onto the stick for a few seconds until it’s secure. Voila! Your first pom pom flower is complete.
4. Repeat #3 to combine the remaining pom poms and sticks.
5. Finally, arrange all of your faux flowers in a vase.
Now, stand back and admire your new faux flower arrangement. You did it! Wasn’t that easy?
Step Back and Admire Your DIY Pom Pom Flowers
So, there you have it. These DIY flowers were a snap to complete, but their simplicity is your secret.
Imagine the “oohs” and “ahhs” from your friends and as they admire your little creations:
“How do you find the time to make these?”
“You’re so clever!”
“Cute, so CUTE!”
Feels good, doesn’t it? Great job!
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