A Very Merry Pom-Pom Snowman

Something that I really enjoy in the run up to Christmas is getting hands on with a little bit of festive make and do. I like to make at least one new decoration each year, and I’m always on the lookout for crafts that are quick, easy and fun. One I really like is making pom-poms using a pom-pom maker- with each pom-pom taking around 10 minutes to make, you can rustle up some seasonal loveliness in no time. In this post, I’ll show you how with a step-by-step guide to making a pom-pom snowman.

You will need:

White knitting yarn (I like glitter yarn- the more sparkle the better 😄)
Two pom-pom makers- one large and one medium
Small craft scissors
Ribbon and beads/buttons to decorate

Start by opening up one side of your large pom-pom maker as shown in the picture below:

Start wrapping your yarn around this side of the pom-pom maker- I like to get mine started by holding the yarn with my finger while I get the first couple of loops going (see below).

You don’t want your pom-pom to end up looking a bit sad and sparse, so as you wrap push the loops together with your finger.

When you get to the end of one side it should look like this:

I like a nice fluffy pom-pom, so I’ll repeat the wrapping until I’ve got a good covering of yarn on one side of the pom-pom maker. Once I’m happy, I’ll thread the yarn through the gap between the two halves that form the side of the pom-pom maker I’ve just wrapped. 

Post the thread through to the other side, and begin wrapping the other half of the pom-pom maker until it matches the side you wrapped previously. 

When both sides are wrapped you’ll have something that looks like this:

Now for the slightly tricky bit….don’t worry, we got this 😄

Using your craft scissors, cut along the centre of each side (the ‘dip’ in each side of the pom-pom maker will show you where to cut). Be careful that your pom-pom maker doesn’t open up during this process- we don’t want any yarn to fall out! 😲

You’ll be left with lots of short pieces of yarn around the edge of your pom-pom maker, allowing you to clearly see the ‘gap’ between the two halves of each side. Insert a piece of yarn in this gap all the way round the pom-pom maker, and then tie it as tight as you can. This will be the piece of yarn that holds everything together, so the tighter you can get it tied around the middle of your pom-pom strands, the better. You might even want to repeat this stage to make sure everything is super-secure.

When you’re done, pull the two sides of the pom-pom maker apart. Ta-da! You made a pom-pom!

Fluff up your pom pom and trim any uneven strands to get a perfectly round shape.  

Repeat the process with the medium-sized pom-pom maker to make a second pom-pom.

Glue the smaller pom-pom on top of the larger pom-pom. 

Now it’s time to decorate! Give your snowman some personality by gluing on buttons, beads and ribbon.

And that’s that- a lovely Christmas decoration in a jiffy!

🎅 Happy holidays!🎄

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