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You can learn how to make a pom pom key chain with our super simple tutorial below. We are actually using a pom pom maker and that makes this craft so easy. Give this project a try for your keys or just to hang on a backpack. This makes a great gift as well and the kids will love to help making them as well.
Supplies needed to learn how to make a pom pom key chain:
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The key to this project is just learning how to use the pom pom maker correctly. There are three sizes included in the package. Pick the one that best works for your project. Hold it in your left hand. Start the yarn in the right notch and leave about a one inch tail as shown below.
Wrap around the back of the maker and come through the center hole as shown below.
Go through the left notch as shown below.
Then go through the center again and start wrapping around your pom pom maker.
Start in the center and wrap towards the right.
Wrap back around to the left covering the entire maker. Then wrap as much yarn as you would like around the pom pom maker. Remember that the more you wrap the fuller your pom pom will be.
When you are happy with the amount of yarn, trim the yarn near the top as shown below.
Then flip the pom pom maker and trim the yarn that is wrapped in the notch on the back.
Pull the yarn out of both notches.
Tie the two ends that were in the notches as tightly as possible. I also found it is easier to tie on the key ring at this time. Just use those two ends to tie it on. My pictures are going to show it added later but after making several tying now works best.
Run your scissors through the groove in the pom pom maker and cut the yarn strands.
Continue all the way around the pom pom maker to remove the pom pom.
Now you just need to trim your pom pom.
You can trim as much or as little as you would like. I like to trim mine quite a bit to make it appear fuller.
Now if you did NOT tie on your key ring above, you can now tie it on. I would recommend trying to find those original ends to make it as secure as possible. See above for an easier way to tie this on.
Your pom pom key chain is perfect for anyone! These make great gifts and the kids can easily help with the easy to use pom pom makers.
Now that you know how to make a pom pom key chain, who will you make one for?
Make them in tons of different colors to match your wardrobe! Don’t want to buy the pom pom makers? Try these methods for making pom poms.