This may be the stupidest thing I’ve ever spent time on. (No, we’re not counting video game time.) I cannot stop making Pom Poms. I don’t know why. I think it goes way back to the Play Doh Barber ShopI LOVED cutting their hair. However, I’m also pretty impatient, so becoming a hairstylist was not a thought I ever entertained. I’d just shave everyone’s head, like I always ended up doing with the Play Doh barber shop. Hey, you can always crank out more hair, right? I think actually saying that to hair clients is frowned upon in actual salons. So, I’ve turned to Pom Pom trimming!
I’m leaving little tails on my Pom Poms so I can attach them to things. What am I going to use all these Pom Poms for? Good question. I have a few ideas but so far I’m making more Poms than I have ideas. LOL!
The jar of Poms is from my first Pom Pom-a-thon session. (Pom Pom-a-thon = what I now have named my TV time.) The next evening I was watching TV and I made about 10 more Poms with different yarn. I have no excuse, no reason, I’m just making tons of these little things! It is fun to create something while you’re hardly paying attention and watching TV. Be careful when trimming though, I almost cut myself. You have to pay SOME attention. 😉
I bought this BEAUTIFUL yarn at WalMart, but Amazon also has Lion Brand Homespun yarn. I thought it would be fun to use because it ends up creating a variety of colored Poms, as seen in my many photos. I took even more photos, but had to restrain myself from showing you all of them.
How to Make Pom Poms the Joy Way
There are lots of ways people make Pom Poms, but I just wrap yarn around my fingers (learned this when I was a baby Joy). I wrap it around 2 fingers for smaller ones and “add a finger” for larger ones. I tie yarn around the center as tight as I can. Then I grab my trusty scissors and give the Poms a haircut until I am satisfied (and stop before I make them bald).
I was going to make a video to show you how I do it, but I found this video by the same people who make the soft yarn I bought. It’s pretty much the way I make them, except I don’t wrap it around my whole hand. I think I’ll try that to make much bigger ones! Here is a link to the Lion Brand yarn Pom Pom video!