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Yep, square pom poms  : )

posted by Claire.

diy square pom poms | south by north

Start with a brightly coloured ball of yarn (I used neon red and pink), and begin to wrap it around all four fingers.

diy square pom poms | south by northWhen you have a nice thick layer of yarn, cut the end off. Take another length of yarn and thread it around the middle, inbetween your second finger and ring finger.

diy square pom poms | south by north

Slide the whole thing off your hand, and tie the threaded yarn tightly. Cut through the loops all the way around.

diy square pom poms | south by north

Now you have a scruffy pom pom. It needs a trim, start to cut a rough square shape.

diy square pom poms | south by north

Gradually cut your pom pom into a neat square.

diy square pom poms | south by northVoila!

diy square pom poms | south by northTo make a garland, use a large needle to thread your pom poms together. Hang everywhere!

For more South by North diy fun, click here.

diy square pom poms | south by north

diy square pom poms | south by north

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  1. August 19, 2013

    Nice photography too!

  2. August 19, 2013

    what! so cute, I’d never of thought to make pom poms square, super clever :)

    • August 20, 2013

      Thanks Fiona :) I was on a pretty heavy dose of antibiotics and painkillers when I made them, perhaps that had something to do with it, ha.

      • August 20, 2013

        lol, hey whatever it takes for awesome ideas :)

  3. August 19, 2013

    nice!! :D

  4. September 4, 2013

    What a great idea! Love it!

  5. September 6, 2013

    Omg this is genius Claire!!! Going to try it out this weekend, you’ve made my Friday!

    • September 6, 2013

      Hey thanks Helen! You deffo should try, they are super-satisfying to make. I actually have another set on the go to give to someone – I’m using two colours per pom pom. I’ll post a pic when they are done :) Would love to see yours if you make them!

  6. October 12, 2013

    Neat idea! Thanks a lot for the clear pictorial instructions! :)

  7. October 13, 2013

    genius!

  8. Emma hunter #
    October 13, 2013

    So cute I’ve tried these and they don’t puff for some reason. Any tips?

    • October 13, 2013

      Hi Emma – you could try using more yarn. The more you use the thicker and puffier they will be. I also gently patted the pom poms into shape as I was going to make sure I didn’t lose the square-ness. Hope that helps!!!

  9. November 14, 2013

    Lovely job! So unique ;)

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