How to Make a Pom Poms Flowers … With a Fork!

As I zipped around Roller-Rama looking like all that and a bag of chips in my satin jacket …

skates adorned with giant blue pom poms with bells on them, I didn’t have a care in the world.


Yes, the pom pom can do that to a girl.

I dare you to try and say pom pom and not smile – it’s impossible.

So let’s learn how to make pom poms – with a fork!

DIY pom poms flowers - with a fork!


How to Make a Pom Pom with a Fork

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

1) Wrap yarn around fork around 50-60 times then cut yarn (I used large serving forks to make big pom poms).

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

2) Cut a small piece of yarn and bring it through the center fork tines, underneath and up through the bottom of the center tine.  Knot it tightly.

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

3) Remove yarn from fork and cut through each side of the pom pom loops as shown.

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

4) Cut off excess yarn and give it a good trim.  Fluff with fingers.

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

5) Simply poke florist wire through the pom pom (no gluing needed – and easily removable).

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

6) Arrange your flowers in a mason jar, set on your table and watch everyone smile.

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

So imagine what making your own pom pom bouquet can do for a girl – it’s almost too good to be true!


The pom pom just might be the thing to bring about world peace.

DIY pom pom flowers - with a fork!

Don’t have a big enough fork to make nice big pom poms – you can alway  use one of these pom pom makers too.


Oh, and check out my fabulously fun Burlap Bunny Table Runner – with pom pom tails!

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  1. So sweet! I can’t believe I haven’t made a pom pom in years. I think my girls need some for their ice skates…
    Thanks for the idea!!

  2. Kelly, these are so adorable! I have a huge yard stash and I just bet I have a color that will work in my daughter’s room (13 years old) that we’ve been working on for a couple of months!!! I can’t wait to make these for her!!

  3. I used to have pom poms on my roller skates when I was in Jr High! I thought I was the stuff! =) These would make really cute toppers for a package. Thanks for sharing the fun this morning! Have a great Monday!

  4. Great idea with the fork! I made a whole bunch of these, but attached them to sticks from the back yard, to make display bouquets for all of my bottles in my shop. They were a hit with people. Thanks for the bonus tip 🙂

  5. Way too cute. I saw some the other day made with like a burlap colored yarn and I thought.. dang I wish I knew how to make those. Now if I could just remember where I saw those. Thanks for the share. Lisa

  6. Those pom pom flowers are adorable! I had pom pom’s on my skates, too! Now my girls want to wear them in their hair! What is old is new again!

    🙂 me

  7. I have to admit, I was not a pom pom girl…however I was a roller skater, but my Mom never got me the pom poms:( These are stinkin cute Kelly. Great tut too!

  8. These are adorable…and I really did have pom poms on my ice skates when I was about 14. A million years ago! Love the idea of using a fork. Easy peasy!

  9. OMG these are adorable! I want to make these for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party. I’ll link them back to you so you can see them if I can do them 😉

  10. Pompoms = peace!!! For sure! Love these pompom flowers Kelly! I think I might need some therapy though because I missed out on the whole ‘pompom on my ice skates’ trend….tramatizing!! haha! Do you think we could make some for our Havaianas? 😉

  11. I think I am doing something wrong!! When I take it off of the fork an cut the loops and try to fluff it you can still see the middle where I tied it!!! : ( what am I doing wrong!! Help!!!!!

  12. I think I commented on this on your facebook but I cannot remember, I am going through my google reader and trying to visit some of my favs and had to jump over and say this is the best little craft I’ve seen lately. A fork and yarn. Who knew! Pretty clever chicky 🙂

  13. This is like a trip back to 6th grade. Skating, shooting the duck, the Satin Jacket that my mother would never buy me because she deemed them “tacky”. Ergh, still want one. The Pom Poms!! I forgot all about these. How fun to rediscover. Pinning this, then hopefully making myself a bouquet as I watch the rest of Downton Abbey tonight!

  14. Ingenious and almost attractive as you in your satin jacket, I bet. Perhaps I could come up with a craft to replicate the time I walked around the playground fence with my seventies chain belt slung around my hips as I sported a shift dress my mom had made, hoping Ricky Butler (the cutest blond kid in school) would notice me. Ha! Not to say that I didn’t have many a roller rink moments. Those were the days. We made pom poms when we cheered for pee wee football. I love the softness of the yarn you used. “It’s so FLUFFYYYYYY!” And you are a tribute to finding ways to make the past relevant at any age. Bravo!

  15. That is the cutest project ever! I love your pom poms and what a great idea using a fork. I would love for you to come and share this at my Winter Blues Wednesday party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

  16. This is the easiest tutorial for pom poms I’ve ever seen! Thanks for sharing, Kelly! I’ll be saving this so I don’t forget…something that happens all to often.
    Debbie 🙂

  17. Pom poms = world peace!!!! I definitely agree! Loving your pink bouquet in the blue mason jar, I’d say that = happy!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

  18. Love these, I am going to pin this for sure. Could you tell me what kind of yarn you used, it looks so thick and soft? Thanks for sharing!!

  19. super cute! I had a set of pom pom makers as a teenager and for a while had a pom pom canopie over my bed!

  20. Love the vignette with the Alabaster Doves on the Silver Tray. Those Doves were carved in Italy & part of the original line of Home Interiors started in 1957 by Mary Crowley. I sold a ton of those using cute stories of how they could be the mood setter in the home. If you were in lovey dove mood you snuggled them up close together for hubby to get the hint. However if he had ruffled your feathers you can turn them tail to tail so he would get the message. LOL! We’d get lots of laughs at those stories at parties. Alabaster is very porous so you never submerge them in water. One lady had put them in an aquarium & wondered why they kept getting smaller & smaller. Best way to clean them is with a toothbrush & cornmeal! And then wipe them off with a damp cloth. I wish I had kept a set just for ol’ time sake!

  21. Going to do this with at the seniors center where I volunteer. Here’s a couple of lazy girl hints:
    Cut your tying yarn before wrapping the pompom and slide it thru the tines. Wrap it around the handle and proceed with wrapping the pompom. No more forcing the tie thru the tines after wrapping.
    If you wrap a bit loosely, and use a fork that you don’t mind scratching (even plastic), you can slide the scissors on each side to cut before taking it off the fork.
    Thanks for the great idea and instructions!

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