Pompoms are an all time favourite of mine, I used to make them all the time when I was a child. There’s just so many great craft projects you can do, once you know how to make a pompom. So I thought I would share with you 3 simple ways of how to make a pompom.

How to make a pompom – 3 ways

Pompom 1

I find this the most time-consuming way to create pompoms. But it is great for creating a number of different sizes, depending on the size of the cardboard donut shape you cut out.

You will need
thin card

what to do

First, cut a donut shape out of some thin card. Then wrap the wool all the way around it, doing several layers. It is easier if you cut your wool first before wrapping it around, that way you can pass it through the donut hole with ease. If you run out of string just attach some more by tying a knot.

Once you’ve gone round a number of times, snip the wool around the outer edge of the donut shape.

Tie a piece of string around the middle, remove the cardbord and trim your pompom.

Fluff it up and you’re done.

Pompom 2

This has to be one of my favourite ways to make a pompom because it’s so easy to do.

You will need

your hands


Wrap the wool around your hand about 60 times with thick wool and about 120 times if using thin wool.


Next pull it off and tie a piece of wool around the middle.


Lastly cut into the loops of the wool, trim and then fluff up your pompom. It really is as simple as that.

Pompom 3

This is a great one if you need to make really small pompoms.

You will need

a fork

What to do

Wrap the wool around the outside of the fork


Once you’re happy with the thickness tie a piece of wool around the middle.


Then pull the wool off the fork and snip through the loops with scissors, trim and fluff up your pompom.

Check out some great craft ideas using pompoms below

How to make pompom dolls

How to make a pompom Fairy

How to make a pompom cactus

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