For 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
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.
1. 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.
3. 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.
6. Trim the top and back of the pom pom to make it flat. Refer to the right picture.
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.