Several weeks ago I "repinned" a pictorial tutorial for making yarn pom poms. (Unfortunately this pin no longer links to a valid website that I can tell.)
I wanted my pom poms to be larger than those in the tutorial so I found this spatula in my kitchen and thought it would work perfectly.
I tied one end of my yarn to a tine to start off.
Then I started wrapping the spatula. Through trial and error I found that I got much nicer poms if I wrapped evenly rather than randomly.
I kept wrapping until I had gone around the spatula eight times.
Then I threaded yarn through a hole in the bottom and tied a knot.
After I worked the yarn off the spatula I tied the pom into a tighter knot with two ends of yarn. I left a long loop for hanging the pom (which you can see on the left side of the picture below).
Now the fun part...cutting the loops.
I also gave my poms a little haircut, giving them a nice round shape. I crocheted a simple chain of a cream colored yarn on which to hang my poms. (If you can't crochet, braided yard would look nice too.)
I hung the poms by the loops to finish up my garland.
I think they look great in a window, on a mantle, or as a fun party decoration. Hope you enjoy and thanks for subscribing!