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Tips & Techniques

Get tips and techniques to become a better beader at Lima Beads.


DIY Pom-Poms

About this Tip:

Pom-poms are on-trend right now! They are being paired with Boho style designs. We also carry many sports related charms, these are such a cute embellishment to cheer on your team and add color. Here at Lima we like using Bakers Twine to create our pom-poms. The cotton in the Bakers Twine creates a nice fluffy pom-pom and it comes in many colors. Feel free to try using hemp, thread, or yarn. Let’s get started…

You will need: A fork, at least 2ft of twine (depends on how thick you want your pom-pom), and sharp scissors.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Got to your kitchen and get a fork and pick the color(s) of twine you would like to use.
Step 2:
Feed your twine end under the first fork prong (leave a tail of twine sticking out, you will use it later) and start wrapping the rest of the cord around.
Step 3:
We wrapped our twine around 24/25 times.
Step 4:
Trim your twine off the spool to shorten the tail, leaving enough to wrap around and tie.
Step 5:
Bring the tail up through the middle of the fork and bring the other tail up to it.
Step 6:
Bring both tails together and tie.
Step 7:
Remove from the fork.
Step 8:
Tighten and tie a knot.
Step 9:
Cut the loops with scissors.
Step 10:
Cut and fluff until you get the pom-pom size you desire.
Step 11:
Attach your pom-pom with a jump ring or tie it onto your design.

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    Moogie says:

    Adorable! I bet these would make cute earrings.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What an easy way to make pompoms!

  3. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    A fork?! Of course! Brilliant! These are too cute! Time to go check out the bakers twine…

  4. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Brilliant, with a greater chance of uniformity than i am used to!

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    G Bolton says:

    Depending on where you tie it, you could make tiny tassels too. Thanks for the cool technique!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Who knew? A fork of all things! Looks like a fun way to make pom poms. Kids would love it. :)

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    P Polono says:

    Very cool using a fork!!

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    N Rios says:

    Hi….my question is in regards to the ring used…..what is the gauge…or do you have it pre-made in different sizes?? Thanks

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