i should be mopping the floor: Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples

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Y'all...I'm in love with how these easy yarn pom pom apples turned out. They're so fun for back-to-school (and even fall decor...dare I say that in August?). You can tie them on zippers, make a banner with them, and more. 
Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
I made these with a couple of different options...one has a "stand alone stem" and the other is a long yarn stem that you can attach to other things (or to other pom poms to form a banner). I made them in two different sizes, too. Check out the complete tutorial for these easy yarn pom pom apples below.


Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
We had a candy apple tree at our home in the panhandle. 
These remind me of the size of apples on that tree. 
The only non yarn part of these pom poms is a green felt leaf.  

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
And I broke my streak of making pom poms with forks. While I still enjoy that method, I grabbed these cool pom pom makers (pictured above) when they were on sale on Amazon. I actually may be a convert and may make all of of my pom poms this way from here on out...they turned out super fluffy! Click HERE to grab these same pom pom makers over on Amazon.

Besides the pom pom makers, I also used a skein of red yarn, a skein of brown yarn, and one sheet of green felt (only a quarter in the craft aisle at Walmart).

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
It's easy to follow the instructions on the packaging with these. They just involve wrapping each half moon side of the contraption with the red yarn. I cut two pieces of brown yarn in about 12" lengths to use to tie it off in the end. I like to have those ready to go.

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
Just be sure to wrap evenly, so you don't end up with a lopsided pom pom. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
I use the same piece of yarn the entire way around, without cutting. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
Once the pom pom maker is closed and full, I just snip the yarn from the skein. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
Just use the channel on the pom pom maker to slip the scissors into the maker and cut the entire way around. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
Once it's cut, use those two brown pieces of yarn and slip it in the spot for the tie. 
Do a double knot and call it good.

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
Open the contraption. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
Pull it apart and the pom pom is almost good to go.
Again, if you'd prefer, you can easily use my fork method here.
Just use the brown pieces for tie off in that method, too. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
My favorite part of pom pom making is the haircut.
Pom poms kind seem a bit scraggly at first, but trim, trim, trim. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
 And then trim some more. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
I just freehand cut a green felt leaf. I added a dab of hot glue onto the top of the brown knot and added my leaf on top of the glue. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
Then I tied the brown yarn pieces one more time to secure the leaf. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
This yarn pom pom apple can stay just like this, if you like.
It's perfect to tie onto a teacher bag or attach to a zipper on a supply pouch. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
But, if you want a stand-alone stem, just keep knotting the brown yarn on top of itself. It quickly forms its own stem. Just snip off the ends when your stem is to your desired length. Super cute, too, right?

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
I'm sharing a tutorial for these fun zippered supply bags tomorrow. 
I thought it would be cute to tie one of the pom pom apples to the zipper pull.

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
Happy Back-to-School Season, y'all!




6 comments:

  1. Love these Apples!! I also just got my pom-pom makers but w/ coupons @ Michaels. I haven't yet used them but this post has me reeling! Hubs wants to know if you could send us some seeds as our apple tree isn't yet producing "candy" apples, just plain ole' apples!!!!

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    1. You know, I have to say...the ones our tree always put out are so tart that they were a little painful to eat! HA! ;) Hope you get to use those new pom pom makers soon! Thanks for stopping by, Chelle!

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  2. These are absolutely adorable and I need to buy some of these pom pom makers asap. They just seem like so much fun. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna! Yes, they are super fun (and kind of addictive!).

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  3. These are so stinkin' adorable! I love the idea of using them for fall decor. They would make a great DIY garland for a mantel. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you so much!! And a mantel garland of these would be so adorable! Let me know if you make one!! Appreciate you stopping by! xoxo

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