Yarn Pom-Pom Necklace Accents: Want a super easy piece of DIY jewelry that your child can make and wear? This yarn pom-pom necklace can be made in under an hour and can be reused in many ways.
We love Pompoms at home, we’ve used them to make our Chill Knit Beanie with a Pom Pom & in our Easter Yarn Crafts too. They make pretty garlands and present toppers, so heck why not jewelry?! Here’s the easy tutorial:
Yarn Pom-Pom Necklace Accents Tutorial
- Yarn in your choice of colors – We used 2 Ply acrylic wool in Yellow, Green & White
- A fork
- A large needle
- A chain or a kid necklace.
Start by holding a piece of yarn between two prongs of a Plastic fork. The size of the fork will determine the size of the pom pom. Use your thumb to keep it in place.
Wrap the yarn around the fork 40-50 times. If you wanted to make larger pom-poms, you could wrap the yarn around 3 fingers.
Once you’ve wrapped the yarn, cut it off from the skein. Leave the yarn on the fork while cutting a separate piece of yarn at least 6 inches long. Wrap this perpendicularly around your yarn by taking one end and pushing between the fork below the yarn and tying a tight knot as shown.
Now take your scissors and insert them into the top of the pom-pom and cut through the loops. Repeat on the bottom of the pom-pom. Make sure to NOT cut the two long strands around the middle of the pom-pom. You will use those to tie the pom-pom to your necklace.
The key to a nice puffy pom-pom is giving it a good trim. While holding onto the two long strands of yarn, trim down the pom-pom until you get the look you want.
We made two more pom-poms one in yellow and another in white. But you could use your own colors too. Using a large needle we stitched the three pom-poms together to form a triangle.
Find the middle of your necklace and start tying the pom-poms by using the two long strands.You may want to tie the pom-poms loosely at first until you get the arrangement you want, then go back and tie securely with a double knot.
Embellish with a foam flower or add a crocheted butterfly to complete your jewelry accent. These pom poms are so much fun to make – Use them as napkin holders, bookmarks, bag tags even as gift toppers.