How to Make Pom Poms with Yarn and Toilet Paper Rolls

A pom pom tutorial

I am always am looking for cute gift wrapping ornaments, and if it is something I can create quickly and inexpensively, all the better.  These pom poms can be made up so easily, and they really make a package stand out.  All you need is two toilet paper rolls, yarn, scissors, and a wire hair brush, and you are ready to start.


Toilet Paper Rolls (2)

DIY Pom Poms

STEP 1 Wrap Yarn

Holding the toilet paper rolls together with one hand, wrap the yarn around them with your other hand.  The more you wrap, the fluffier your pom pom will be.

DIY Pom Poms

STEP 2 Tie

When you are finished wrapping, cut the yarn of the roll.  Then, cut another piece about a foot long. Run the yarn between the rolls, and tie once in center. Gently slide the yarn off the toilet paper rolls, holding tight to the ends of the knot you just tied. After the yarn is off the rolls, wrap the ends of the tied piece around the center a couple more times, and tie tightly.


STEP 3 Cut

Cut through the loops on both sides.


STEP 4 Fluff and Trim

Brush the yarn with a wire hair brush (a pet or human brush will work here) until it is fluffy. Then, trim the pom pom so that the ends are the same length.

DIY Pom Poms

DIY Pom Poms

STEP 5 Tie to package

Pom poms are fabulous accents to any gift wrapped package. I added mine to this gift I had previously wrapped with my free printable tags. You can also use these pom poms to create garlands and loads of other festive decorations. Happy holidays!

DIY Pom Poms

2 thoughts on “How to Make Pom Poms with Yarn and Toilet Paper Rolls

  1. Love! I so want to make a Pom Pom garland for the tree this year! May have to find something to make smaller ones though. Hrmm

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