DIY Candy Corn Pom Poms

DIY Candy Corn Pom Poms 2For the past few weeks I have been plugging away at a large pom pom project. I decided to take a break from it so what did I do?  I made more pom poms.   I now that doesn’t make any sense but when I’m deep into a project I start thinking of all these spin off ideas.  And one of those ideas was candy corn pom poms. So today I thought I would share how I made them with all of you.

Project level: Intermediate – knowledge of how to make a basic pom pom


Pom pom maker

Yarn – in colors yellow, orange and white


DIY Candy Corn Pom Poms 3

Pom Pom Maker – 3 1/2in diameter

For this project I used a pom pom maker .  For more complicated pom poms, the old wind yarn around your fingers metod doesn’t really work. If you don’t have a fancy pom pom maker, you can easily make one out of cardboard. Click here for directions.

DIY Candy Corn Pom Pom 41.  Wrap each half circle, with yellow, orange and white yarn. Make sure your half circles line up with the white and yellow yarn touching.  For each section (six total) I wrapped four layers of yarn around the semi-circle.

2.  With scissors, cut in between the two circles.  Wrap a piece of 12in yarn around the center of the circles securing all the yarn with a knot.

DIY Candy Corn Pom Poms 53.  Your pom pom should look something like the picture on the left.  You may have to move the yarn around a little, so all three stripes line up.  If this is the case, just push the yellow and white yarn away from the center (refer to circle in left picture).  Then push the orange yarn together to fill the gap.

4. Once this is done, your pom pom should look like the picture on the right.

DIY Candy Corn Pom Poms 65. Now you’re going to start trimming your pom pom into a shape of  a candy corn.  Refer to the picture on the left.

6.  Trim the top and back of the pom pom to make it flat.  Refer to the right picture.

DIY candy corn pom poms 77.  Keep trimming all sides and your pom pom will begin to take its shape.  It will be about half the size of your pom pom when you’re finished.

Pom pom tip – you can pull a few pieces of yarn out of a pom pom.  This can help with making your color sections more sharp.  Just don’t pull out too many pieces or your pom pom will fall apart.

DIY Candy Corn Pom Poms

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