DDG DIY: How to make your own extra large pom pom

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DDG DIY: How to make your own extra large pom pom

After buying a new plain black beanie this Winter and embracing my little earbud headphones, I decided that my beanie could do with a little sprucing up. As somebody who likes things super-sized (seriously, it's amazing I'm not a Texan because everything should always be bigger!) a regular palm-sized pom pom wasn't going to cut it for me, so I've decided to make an abnormally large pom pom — like, bigger than my head large. I might get sick of it after about fifteen minutes but it sure is fun to make. There are lots of ways to make pom poms; this method uses two cardboard donuts to get the shape.

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  • Wool (about 100 m)
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors

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  1. Start by cutting your pieces of cardboard into circles. I used a small plate as a guide for the larger circle and a roll of sticky tape for the inner circle (the bigger your circles the bigger your pom pom will be). Cut a slit to the centre of both pieces of cardboard.
  2. Hold your two circles together and start wrapping the wool tightly and evenly around the circle (to begin hold the end and wrap over it to secure in place).
  3. Keep wrapping all the way around until you have even coverage and barely any hole in the middle. You'll want to leave at least 20 cm of wool at the end to tie off your pom pom.
  4. Wedge your scissors between the two cardboard circles and cut around the edge of your pom pom.
  5. Take the remaining bit of wool and wrap it around the centre between the two circles and then tie it tight.
  6. Remove the cardboard pieces and fluff out the wool. If you think it needs it you can trim the edges to even your pom pom up.

pom pom 4

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