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How to Make a Pom-Pom

How to make a pom-pom

To make a pom-pom, cut two circles of cardboard, the diameter depends on the size of the pom-pom to be made, and should be equal to the size of the finished pom-pom plus approximately ½” for trimming, plus the diameter of the centre hole. eg: For a pom-pom 1½” across, the circles would be 1½” plus ½” plus ½” for centre hole, equals 2½”. Cut a round hole in the centre; the size of the hole is approximately a quarter of the finished pom-pom. Wind the wool round and round the cardboard until the centre hole is completely filled up.

Place the point of the pair of scissors between the two pieces of cardboard and cut around, keeping scissors between two circles of cardboard all the time. Using a double strand of wool, wrap round between the two circles of cardboard, knot firmly, and take away cardboard – see diagram. Trim pom-pom.