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DIY Pom Pom Mobile Tutorial

I created this beautiful and inexpensive mobile for our daughter's nursery with two simple craft supplies - yarn and an embroidery hoop.
  • diy pom pom mobile tutorial, crafts, how to
1. Start by making all of your pom poms. I made them in a variety of different sizes for my mobile (in total I made 35 pom poms).
  • diy pom pom mobile tutorial, crafts, how to
2. Wrap the yarn around your fingers (I used two fingers for a small pom pom, three fingers for a slightly larger pom pom and four fingers for the largest size). I wrapped the yarn around my fingers about 90 - 100 times.
3. Cut another piece of yarn in the same colour (about 6 inches long). Thread the yarn between your fingers, tying once loosely. Slide the yarn off of your fingers and tighten the yarn to ensure a secure knot.
4. Using scissors cut through the loops on both sides.
5. Fluff the yarn to form a full pom pom.
6. Trim the yarn to create a uniform looking shape.
  • diy pom pom mobile tutorial, crafts, how to
Next, take apart the embroidery hoop and use the inside hoop (without the metal piece) and wrap the it in yarn.
  • diy pom pom mobile tutorial, crafts, how to
Cut five pieces of yarn to your desired length (these pieces should be long enough to gather together and tie at the very top of your mobile and hang as long as you wish at the bottom).
Lay out each piece of yarn and determine the order you'd like your pom poms to be in (consider size and colour). Once you are happy with the appearance of your mobile, begin tying the pom poms to the string of yarn by looping it through the piece of yarn used to tie the pom pom in Step 2. Start at the top of the mobile and work your way down. I added one pom pom at the top centre (where all five pieces of yarn meet) and two per piece of yarn before I hit the embroidery hoop.
  • diy pom pom mobile tutorial, crafts, how to
Tie each piece of yarn around the embroidery hoop and finish with a pom pom (this is where I used the largest size). Continue tying on pom poms until you reach the bottom of the yarn.
  • diy pom pom mobile tutorial, crafts, how to
We secured the mobile on the ceiling with an eye hook. Remember to keep the mobile out of reach of your baby, and ensure your mobile is secure so that no pieces are able to fall into the crib.

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  • Mikki Cavallo
    Mikki Cavallo Windsor, CA

    Back in the late 50's, early 60's my grandma used to make these for my aunt and all of her friends! They wore tennis shoes and tied them on the shoe. She also made them for the Sterling High cheerleaders! Your idea is very cute and brought back fond

  • Mickey B. & Boo Boo

    So precious & prettier than those expensive mobiles at the stores. I luv those colors.

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett Philadelphia, PA

    Lovely..can be made for gifts! Love this! Hugs

  • Meme
    Meme Australia

    Thank you I just love Pom Poms and this would be so cute. Now I'll have to find my old embroidery hoop

  • Sirkku
    Sirkku Finland

    So pretty, thanks for sharing

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