Things to do with leftover pieces of yarns and threads
What you'll need:
- 2 pieces of cardboard
- any circular object for tracing
- a pen
Trace a circle onto each piece of cardboard, including a smaller circle inside.
Cut them out, adding a slice on one side of the circle, and hold the two circles together.
Wrap your yarn all over your cardboard!
The more layers you cover the cardboard with, the more dense your pom pom will be. Try experimenting to see how your different pom poms turn out.
Additional Tip: don't wrap too tightly or it will make the next step a little difficult.
Starting at one of the slit ends of the circle, slide your scissors in between the two cardboard circle layers and cut through all the yarn wrapped around the top. You will want to hold the middle area of the circle tightly while you do this so you don't lose any yarn.
Once the yarn is all cut, slide a piece of yarn a couple inches long in between the cardboard layers and tie as tightly as you can! If it's not tight enough you might lose bits of your pom pom over time.
Give your pom pom a little haircut if there are any uneven spots. Just make sure not to get too carried away, or you might end up with a much smaller pom pom than you were planning on!
Either cut the ends of the string you tied, or use those ends to attach your pom pom to your project, like the top of a hat.