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How To Make A Pom Pom Apple

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Y'all...I'm in love with this method for how to make a pom pom apple. I think they turned out so cute. They're perfect for teacher gifts: from back-to-school to Teacher Appreciation Week. You can tie them on zippers, make a banner with them, and more. See how to make a pom pom apple for yourself below.
Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples for Fun!
I made these with a couple of different 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 how to make a pom pom apple below.

How To Make A Pom Pom Apple

Pom Pom Apples for Teacher Gifts and More
We had a candy apple tree at our home in the panhandle. These pom pom apples remind me of the size of apples on that tree. The only non yarn part of these pom poms is a green felt leaf.  

Pom Pom Supplies
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!

Supplies for How to Make A Pom Pom Apple:

Pom Pom Making the Easy Way


  • It's easy to follow the instructions on the packaging of the pom pom makers. 
  • 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.

Teacher Decor Gifts
  • Just be sure to wrap evenly, so you don't end up with a lopsided pom pom. 

Teacher Apple Gifts
  • I use the same piece of yarn the entire way around, without cutting. 

Cute Apple Craft
  • Once the pom pom maker is closed and full, I just snip the yarn from the skein. 

Apple Pom Poms
  • Just use the channel on the pom pom maker to slip the scissors into the maker and cut the entire way around. 

Teacher Gift Ideas
  • 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.

Teacher Gift
  • Open the contraption. 

Pom Pom Maker
  • Pull it apart and the pom pom is almost good to go.
  • Again, if you'd prefer, you can easily use my fork method hereJust use the brown pieces for tie off in that method, too. 
Making Pom Poms
  • My favorite part of pom pom making is the haircut.
  • Pom poms kind seem a bit scraggly at first, but trim, trim, trim. 

Yarn Pom Pom
  •  And then trim some more. 

Yarn Apple Pom Pom
  • 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. 

Apple Yarn Gift
  • Then I tied the brown yarn pieces one more time to secure the leaf. 

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples
  • This yarn pom pom apple can stay just like this, if you like.
  • It's also perfect to tie onto a teacher bag or attach to a zipper on a supply pouch. 

apple pom pom tutorial
  • 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?

Now you know how to make a pom pom apple for yourself!

Apple Teacher Gifts
I also have a tutorial for these fun zippered supply bags. I thought it would be cute to tie one of the pom pom apples to the zipper pull.

Easy Pom Poms

More Tutorials for How to Make a Pom Pom (in case you'd rather make something other than an apple!):


  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!!!!

    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!

  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

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

  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!

    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