I have to say — I think my mom was one of the first to make yarn pom poms. I remember making them with her when I was in kindergarten — except we made them to be kitten toys. These days, crafty gals use yarn poms for garlands and, my favorite, bouquets!
DIY yarn bouquets are a project that’s too sweet, simple, and inexpensive to pass up.
What you need to make pom yarn flowers
- Yarn! Just get the cheap stuff
- Green floral cloth wire
- Wire cutters
How to make pom pom yarn flowers
There are a couple different forms of yarn flowers you can make (see the photo above), and I’ll touch on all of these in the directions.
- Start by wrapping yarn around your fingers. Wrap it around one finger for an itty-bitty pom flower (more difficult to make). Or, wrap around two or three fingers, depending on how large you want your pom pom to be. Wrap the yarn around multiple times; the more you wrap, the more dense your yarn flower will be.
- Gently slide the wrapped yarn off your fingers, making sure it keeps its shape. Cut a longer piece of yarn to tie around the middle. Tie it tight!
- Slide the floral wire through the yarn you tied around the middle. Secure it tight with a pair of pliers.
- If you want, you can stop now and arrange the yarn so it looks like a ranunculus! If you want a yarn billy ball, read on!
- Cut all the yarn loops. If the result is too shaggy for you, trim up the yarn to achieve a perfectly round yarn flower!
- You can also make a small yarn flower bud by wrapping the yarn around itself to make a small yarn ball. Secure the end of the yarn flower bud with a dab of glue.
- Using the wire cutters, cut the fabric wire to the desired length. Arrange your sweet yarn flowers in a vase or jar for a lovely bouquet that will never wilt!