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giant pompom.

I had so much yarn (there’s still a lot!) so I made a giant pompom!


  • All the yarn – scraps work great for this project
  • 2 cake circles – go big! (You can also start with a big piece of cardboard and cut out your circle size of choice.)
  • Rope, 3 feet in length
  • Pencil
  • Scissors (for cutting cardboard and for cutting yarn)

Draw and cut a slit and a ~5 inch circle in both cake circles. You can use the hole from the first cake circle as a stencil for the second.

Line up the two cake circles and begin wrapping with yarn.

Continue to wrap until you can no longer pass yarn through the center. This took me 4+ hours.

Cut open the yarn wraps along the cake circle circumference to expose the cake circles.

Place the rope in between the two cake circle layers. Tie a tight double knot.

Carefully remove the cake circles one at a time. It’s ok if you bend or even rip apart the circles to remove.

Trim as needed to shape the pompom. It will be fairly shaggy. Give it a shake to remove loose yarn pieces. Tie an overhand knot at the end of the rope and trim as needed. Ready for hanging!

This giant pompom looks very muppet-like. This would be so fun to hang in a craft room or kid’s room. How would you decorate with a giant pom pom? Share below.

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