Thursday, January 24, 2013

DIY pom-pom bookmark

It's a week of firsts for me!  Really really rad firsts too.  I had nutella for the first time (don't shoot me), AND....... drumroll........ I made my first yarn pom-pom!  I am amazed (and a bit embarassed) that I've never experienced either of these until now.  What can I say?  I'm a loony.

I came across this post, and knew my first pom-pom had to be created. 

First, grab what you need: yarn, a ruler, and scissors (easy huh?)

Then, cut an 8-10" piece of yarn, and a 15" piece of yarn.  Put those aside.
Start wrapping yarn pretty loosely around your fingers about 90 times and cut the yarn string from your skein.

Carefully take the yarn off your fingers and lay over the 8-10" string as shown below.  Tie the string tightly in a knot around your wound yarn.
Take your 15" string and tie it tightly around your knot created with the 8-10" string.  This will be your tail, or book marker.

Cut through the loops to create your pom-pom. 

Using your scissors, trim your pom-pom until you have your desired ball shape and size.  Don't be afraid to cut here!  You will need to trim a lot off to get it looking great.  Be careful with that tail though, you do NOT want to accidentally cut that off.

You are done!

Super easy and super cute.

Enjoy your Thursday!



  1. Yarn pom poms frustrate me SO much! lol I cant tie the middle tight enough to hold all the yarn pieces together. For some reason. They are always easy to pull out and I get so mad! haha! But, Im glad it worked out for you...Ill just have to deal with knowing that I'll never be able to make pom poms (insert dramatic music here) lol

  2. I love making yarn pompoms! Congrats on your first one. :-)

  3. This is so super cute! I just discovered your blog and really, really like it - keep up the good work!

    Have a lovely day,

  4. Cute idea, it came out great :)

  5. LOVE this!!! Maybe I'll make a bunch for my book club buddies! That'd be fun.

  6. This is so cool! I'm afraid if I started making these I'd end up making so many I'd need a bookmark manager to store them all by the time I was done. I guess I could always just give them away or something... ;)


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