Toast to the holidays with these festive and fun little Pom Pom drink stirrers!
I originally started making these because I bought a Pom Pom maker from Hobby Lobby… but I honestly couldn’t get the darn thing to work! The directions were confusing, and I was to lazy to Google it so I improvised. Either way, they are super simple to make – I promise!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Yarn – Color of Your Choice!
Skewers – I used ones I found at my grocery store and cut the pointy end off of them.
Here’s what you do:
Start by wrapping yarn around your fingers. For a fuller Pom Pom, wrap more times and for a thinner Pom Pom, wrap fewer times. I wrapped the yarn around my hand 20 to 25 times per Pom Pom.
*For a Pom Pom smaller in diameter, try wrapping around just three fingers.
Slide the yarn off of your fingers, making sure it keeps it’s shape. Set aside.
Take a 3 to 4 inch piece of yarn and lay it on the table. Set the yarn bundle you wrapped around your fingers centered on top of the 3 to 4 inch piece, making sure there is equal space on the top and bottom of your bundle. This way, your Pom Pom will be even on both sides.
Tie a double knot in the 3 to 4 inch piece of yarn, creating two halves of your yarn bundle. Make sure you tie it very tightly so nothing gets loose.
Next, take a pair of scissors and cut all of the loops on both sides of the knot you just made with your yarn.
Fluff the Pom Pom so you can’t see the tie you made around the center.
Using a hot glue gun, attach the skewer to the center of the Pom Pom. Let dry.
And there you have it! Trim to fit the glass if you need to and then add it to the cocktail of your choice!
One variation would be to cut a short piece of tinsel from a strand of garland and glue it to the end of the skewer for a sparkley and fun New Year’s Eve drink stirrer!
What color would you make your Pom Poms? Let me know if you have any questions!