Here it is – the next installment of our absolutely gorgeous set of pom pom home decor projects, created by the talented Becky Cole! This playful little pom pom coaster is a great way to add a fun feel to the coffee table, and the perfect way to add cosy Hygge vibes to the home. Create your ow pom poms in any colourscheme you like to make this cute pom pom coaster for yourself. Want to check out her pom pom dreamcatcher? View the tutorial right here.
You Will Need:
To Make Your Own Pom Poms:
You will need various different colours of wool, a dinner fork, and a pair of embroidery scissors.
Cut a length of yarn approx. 30cm long. Fold in half and feed both ends through the middle prongs of your fork.
Holding the folded yarn out of the way, start to wrap the yarn around the fork prongs. Keep the tension fairly taut and around a central 2-3cm of the fork prongs so that you will get a nice, dense pom-pom. Keep wrapping until you are happy with the amount of yarn on the fork. Snip off the ball and pull the folded yarn up from underneath, back through the central prongs of the fork and tie to the other end loosely so that the doubled yarn loop is now wrapped around the centre of your wound yarn. Hold the knot securely and push the pom-pom off of the fork prongs. Now tie the yarn tie in a secure double knot, pulling as tightly as you can. Do not trim off the ends. You can also invest in a pom pom maker, to help with this part.
Using your scissors, start to cut around the loops of yarn so that the wool splays out into a pom-pom shape.
Once you have snipped all of the loops, give your pom-pom a haircut until you have an even ball shape.
How to Make a Pom Pom Coaster:
To create a two-colour pom-pom, use the same method as with the single colour pom poms, only this time, when it comes to winding the wool around the fork prongs, hold the green and yellow wool together, so you wind both colours simultaneously.
These pom poms are obviously much quicker to make as you are using double the wool. Make enough pom poms to cover your circle mesh shape.
Attach the pom poms in the same way as with the other projects, using a tapestry needle to feed the tails through the mesh holes if they are too small to do it with your fingers.
Start in the centre of the shape and create an outer circle around this central pom-pom until your shape is full.
When you have attached all of your pom-poms, trim away the ends nice and neatly.
You can either leave your pom-pom as it is or, alternatively, glue a circle of felt to the bottom of the pom-pom to hide the ends.
You could make a matching set, or create a variety of coasters in different colours. Once your project is complete, pop the kettle on so you can test it out!
For more home craft ideas, check out the rest of our tutorials right here.