Pretty Flower Pom-Poms

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By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Create some pretty floral pom-poms to use in your craft projects with this fun tutorial.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, put your pom-pom makers together to make a pom-pom as instructed on the package.  Begin wrapping your pink yarn around the maker about 6 times.  Do not cut the yarn.

Then, wrap your yellow yarn around the middle of the pink section 3-4 times.  Cut the yellow.

Continue wrapping your pink yarn around the maker to fully cover the yellow strands.  Cut the pink.

Repeat on the other end of the pom-pom maker with the light pink yarn.

Wrap a few strands of green yarn beside each of the pink clusters, and cut the green yarn.

Wrap the entire side of the pom-pom maker with white yarn, covering all of the pink and green yarn clusters.

Make a pink yarn bundle with yellow in the center, as described above, in the middle of the pom-pom maker, on top of the white you just wrapped.

Add green next to the cluster, like above.

Wrap the entire maker with white again, covering over the pink and green you just added.  Wrap more white to the areas that seem less full, you want the whole maker to be the same thickness of yarn so your pom-pom comes out nice and full.

Repeat the process on the other side of the maker.

Use your scissors to snip through all of the layers of yarn along the gap in the pom-pom maker.

The wrapping method described above (wrapping a layer of pink first, then yellow, then covering with pink) will create 2 mirror image flowers when cut.

If you want to create a single flower, wrap your yellow center first, then cover the yellow with a wider section of pink yarn.

Cut all around the pom-pom maker to reveal your flowers.

Wrap and tie a length of yarn around the middle gap of the pom-pom maker.  Wrap and knot several times, alternating on which side of the maker you knot, to strengthen the center of your pom-pom and hold all those strands together.

Open your maker to remove your pom-pom.

You pom-pom will likely look quite uneven, and shaggy.

Use your scissors to trim around your pom-pom to even it up, and give it a round shape.  When you wrap your yarn to create the pom-pom, try varying which type of flower you make, (double flower or singles), and shades of pink, to create a more interesting result.  How could you use these pretty flower pom-poms in your crafting?

Happy Crafting!

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