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How to Make Heart-Shaped Pom-Poms

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 to make heart-shaped pom poms. Even though they are a little tricky, they are really cute when they are done!
How to make heart shaped pom poms

Start by making a regular pom-pom out of your yarn of choice as big or as small as you like. If you aren’t sure where to start you can see my tutorial here.
Cut the edges of a pom pom with scissors
Once you make your pom-pom, hold the top firmly and trim the bottom in a cone shape going around the bottom of the pom pom. 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.
Trim pom poms into a heart shape
 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.
Continue to shape pom poms with scissors
Carefully trim your top around on one side and then the other to make the half rounded tops of your heart.
Shape each side of the pom poms
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.
heart shaped pom poms hanging on a mirror
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! Just keep out of reach of small kiddos or pets!

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  1. Thank you so very much for sharing with us how to make the heart pom poms! They are simply adorable! Even though I have a house full of guys I do believe we need a little heart pompom goodness going on here… I know the “baker” would appreciate it as he is practicing different chocolate recipes for the valentines day. He wants us to have a special meal as a family this year and is practicing making treats to take to his friends at school. 🙂

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Love this whole thing with the pom poms!! I’ve wanted to make a wreath and thought I had to have some tool but I don’t. yay! So, I took Creatively Made and have a question for you concerning transfer with citra-solv. My paper keeps disinigrating before I have a chance to even try and rub it on. HELP!! I would have asked you over there but hoped this might be faster.;)

  3. These are so cute! I wonder if I could make rooter poms in the same way. My four year old daughter wants something to wave at her brothers soccer games. I think I’ll give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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