We had such a fun time at the pom-pom linky party last week! I am glad you loved my heart-shaped pom-poms.They took me a bit to figure it out; but once I did it wasn’t so hard.
I wanted to share how I made them. Even though they are a little tricky, they are really cute when they are done!
Start by making a regular pom-pom. If you aren’t sure where to start you can see my tutorial here.
Once you make your pom-pom, hold the top firmly and trim the bottom in a cone shape. When you initially tie your pom pom off before cutting, make sure you tie it really tight or the short yarn pieces will start falling apart.
After your bottom is trimmed. Hold it by the two top strings you are going to hang it by later.
Squish your pom-pom flat and you should have a semi-heart shaped yarn ball.
Carefully trim your top around on one side and then the other to make the half rounded tops of your heart.
Trim again up the center and any scraggly bits to make the rest of the heart shape, being very careful not to cut your main pieces or over-trim.
I hung my pom-poms on a crocheted chain, but they have a lot of potential!! I would say these are super cute, but not as durable as regular pom-poms are due to the shorter threads from trimming. They might take a little practice, but they are fun to make!
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