CLOVER POM POM MAKER SET GIVEAWAY!
We’re giving away a Clover Pom Pom Maker Set! To enter to win, just leave a comment at the bottom of the post letting us know your favorite thing you made this summer (maybe it’s a craft, a recipe, a story you wrote, anything you made!). *Leave your comment below by September 1, 2019 and we’ll enter you in the contest. Be sure to leave your email address in your profile so we can contact you if you win!
If there’s anything I love more than wearing jewelry, it’s being able to DIY it! I started making these pom pom earrings a few years ago and I just love them. They are so fun and easy to wear, plus I get compliments on them all the time. Let me show you how you can make a pair of your own!
WHAT TO GET:
-Clover Pom Pom Maker Kit ( I like this one because it comes with a few different sizes)
-Yarn of your choice- I used Fair Isle Liberty Chunky Yarn
-Embroidery floss in corresponding colors to your yarn
-Round nose jewelry pliers
WHAT TO DO:
1. Open one of the sides of the pom pom maker. To make a multicolored pom pom like the ones I did, choose 2-3 colors of yarn you’d like. Line the strands up and start wrapping them evenly around the arms of the pom pom maker. To make a nice full fluffy pom pom, it’s best to wrap the yarn until it’s almost flush with the bottom of the arms. Once that’s done, cut the ends, close those arms and do the same on the other side.
2. Cut the yarn open down the arms on each side, hold the maker securely so it doesn’t come apart during this. Using about a 6 inch piece of embroidery floss around the center, tie it tightly and make a knot or two (this is what will keep all the yarn together and complete the pom pom). Open one arm at a time on each side & then pull the pieces apart in the middle to free the pom pom. Trim the pom pom to your liking with a sharp pair of scissors, I like doing this over a tray of some sort for easy cleanup. 🙂
3. Using wire cutters, cut two lengths from your fine chain. The length will depend on how low you want your earrings to hang. You can cut them shorter at the top once they are attached to the pom poms as well.
To secure the pom poms to the chain, take another 6 inch piece of embroidery floss and thread it through a needle. Pierce the needle through one end of the pom pom leaving one end of the floss out at the bottom. Thread it through one end of your chain and then back down close to where you came up, and back out through the bottom of the pom pom. Tie the two pieces of floss at the bottom securely in a knot and trim. Hold the chain/pom pom up to your ear to make sure it’s the right length and then attach it to an ear wire at the top of the chain. And you’re done!
I also made another pair using a bigger pom pom maker and three different colors of yarn, the options are endless!
Nik is a maker, day dreamer and potty mouth who loves cats, coffee and craft beer. She is a self taught hand embroiderer and will DIY pretty much anything she can get her hands on. You can see her work on IG @wastingthyme & @nikvphotography She lives in Long Beach with her husband and her three awesome cats (that she can’t shut up about).