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Easy Fur Pompom Tutorial

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If you are anything like me, you are constantly trying to make your craftiness more affordable or more profitable. 

I am excited to share with you the VERY easy trick I use to make my own pompoms for Marshmallow Mug Hats and also for my crochet beanies.

While you can find poms in the store for around $5, it is possible to spend just a few cents and make one yourself!  You just need a few handy supplies that you probably already have in your craft stash.

Tools and Materials:

  • Faux Fur Fabric – I love to get just 1/4 yard from Joann and use a coupon!  You don’t need much to make a bunch of poms!
  • Sharp scissors
  • Crochet cotton thread, preferably a color that will blend into the project your pom will attach to
  • A sharp tapestry needle or yarn needle with an eye big enough for your cotton thread
  • A can or larger circular object and pen for tracing poms

That’s it!

Check out this video to see
step-by-step instructions.

How to make your pompom:

  • Using your can or other round object, trace circles onto the back side of the fur.
  • Using your can or other round object, trace circles onto the back side of the fur.
  • Carefully cut around the circles, keeping the scissor blade close to the back side of the fur, avoiding cutting the actual fur itself.  
  • Pull at the edges of the fur around the circle to get rid of any extra shedding.
  • Thread a double strand of cotton thread into your needle (about 3 feet, so 1.5′ once it is threaded through the needle.)
  • Leaving a beginning tail of several inches, sew a running stitch along the edge of the back side of the fur.
  • Pull the tails tight and use the thread in your needle to sew the hole shut tightly a few times.
  • Cut the thread from the needle and attach to your hat or other accessory by using a crochet hook to pull the tails through the stitches of the hat and tie the tails together on the inside.

I would love to see your finished products and hear about what kinds of fun projects you gave pompoms.
Tag me on instagram and facebook @crochetbossonline so I can see your beautiful handiwork!