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Tricky Tip Tuesday – Pretty Pom Poms

This Tuesday’s Tricky Tip is dedicated to pom poms! They were big in the 60s—so it has been fun (for some of us!) to see them make a comeback in the crafting world. Let’s start with Baker’s Twine (US/CAN) mini pom poms.

Just follow the easy steps pictured below.



If you would like to create a garland, just thread a needle with a length of Baker’s Twine and run it through the pom poms.

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After I finished making the Baker’s Twine pom poms, I began to wonder what would happen if I wound 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon around a fork instead of Baker’s Twine. To my surprise, the result looked very much like a marigold!

Then I thought: How can I create a bigger pom pom flower? The old-fashioned way: using cardboard donut shapes made with super-thin white cardboard, a 2-1/2" Circle Punch, a 1/2" Circle Punch, and our Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon. When I finished winding, cutting, and tying, out popped a daffodil . . . just the thing for embellishing a Mother’s Day gift! (Believe me . . . I don’t usually get this lucky!) 





I could have kept going with flower-making . . . but then I saw a paper pom pom garland on Pinterest. I HAD to try that, too. The result: today’s Tricky Tip features three ways to make small pom pom projects—using Baker’s Twine, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, and Designer Series Paper. They are all so easy and fun!



Got any more pom pom crafting ideas? We’d love to hear about them!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

The white daffodil petals were made using the Big Shot, the Fun Flower Bigz L Die, and our White Creped Filter Paper.

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  • Linda Reynolds

    Oct 21

    what a brill idea for all those little bits of ribbon too, all sizes pom poms to make. Just off to give it a try

  • Denise Lewis

    Oct 21

    Love it!

  • Cindy B.

    Oct 21

    Thanks, everyone! :-)

  • This is so stunning love it.

    Oct 21

    Josie Hagen