If like us, you’re a pom pom making fanatic, then you’re going to love these rainbow coloured egg-shaped pom pom’s by Stephanie Dulieu of Frilly Pops!
They’re perfect for keeping little ones entertained during the Easter break and for people who find pom pom’s particularly pleasing…
Pen & Pencil
A piece of thick cardboard, corrugated or a cereal box.
2 large bulldog clips
1 small bulldog clip or paper clip
An assortment of coloured yarns
To make the pom pom maker:
First you will need to make your DIY pom pom maker, you can do this easily by cutting out 4 horseshoe shapes out of thick cardboard. You can make these as big as you like, the bigger they are, the bigger your pom will be but for this tutorial I have gone for 1.5” across and 2’’ tall.
Take a pen and draw a guideline where the curved part looks like a half circle. If you are making pom poms with children, then this helps to show them where the yarn needs to be filled and where to stop.
Take two horseshoes and hold them back to back, so the lines are visible on both sides, then hold together with a small bulldog clip or paper clip. Do the same with the remaining two horseshoes.
Then you are ready to go!
Easter Eggs – Rounds Pattern
to start you will need 3 different coloured yarns.
I have chosen blue, yellow and pink in that order. Remember the order for later.
To make the pom pom’s:
Start by winding the blue yarn in the centre of your half circle, about 3 dozen times.
Then take the yellow and ‘fill in’ the spaces either side of the blue to equal thickness, stopping at the guidelines.
Then wind a few layers of yellow yarn on top until the blue is fully covered and the pom is of equal thickness.
Take your third colour, pink, and wind layers on top until all yellow has disappeared and the inner curve looks flat.
Cut the yarns and tie off with a simple knot.
Now recall what order you made your rounds?
Blue, yellow and pink.
For the second horseshoe you must wind the yarn in the same way, but with the colours reversed.
pink, yellow and blue.
This will then give the desired alternating coloured round effect.
Bend all of the horseshoe’s tabs outwards, like so, and place the two halves together so the tabs align. Hold this in place with two large bulldog clips.
Gently pull back the yarn where the two tabs meet. This gives a small gateway to insert your scissors. Gently start cutting in between the two horseshoes and hold on tight to the clips!
Once cut, you will need a length of yarn about 25cm. Slot this in between the two pieces of card, wrapping it around the entire pom.
Tie with a simple knot and pull tight; tie again and pull tight once more to secure your pom pom.
Take off the bulldog clips and carefully pull out each cardboard horseshoe one at a time.
Your pom pom should come out looking like an oval egg shape, using the scissors trim and neaten the shape until happy with your egg!
Learn how to make spotted and striped Easter egg patterns, Easter chicks and bunnies by downloading the rest of my guide in my Shop Frilly Pops