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DIY Pom Pom Clutch

Eva Amurri Martino pairs a DIY Pom Pom Clutch with a colorful summer outfit

The straw pom pom clutch has been popping up all over online in the past few months! I have to say I craved one from the very first onset of this trend– so playful and cute! But each time I saw one I also kept thinking to myself, “I bet I can make that.”  I did a bit of research, and it was so much easier than I even had imagined.  I kind of got obsessed with pom pom making, and now my wheels are spinning with everything else I can do with these easy peasy little fluffy cuties!  I love the way my DIY pom pom clutch turned out, so I wanted to share the process here today.  I can’t wait to hear what you all think, and if you will try this DIY!

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

Materials…

  • 1 Straw Clutch (the exact one I used is sold out, but there are two great options HERE and HERE)
  • Colorful Yarn, in the colors of your choice
  • Sharp Scissors
  • A Fork (use a regular dining fork for tiny pom poms, or a serving fork for larger, as pictured here)
  • Hot Glue gun or Needle and Thread to secure your pom poms to the clutch

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

1. Begin by wrapping your yarn around the prongs of the fork, keeping it very taught.

 

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

2.  To achieve the fluffy pom poms pictured, I wrapped the yard around the fork 50 times.  Count to achieve a uniform look!

 

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

3.  After you’re finished wrapping, cut a 2 inch length of yarn and tie it around the center of the loops as pictured.  Then wrap it around again, and make another knot on the opposite side to make sure you knot is secure.

 

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

4.  Trim the trailing yarn so that it is the same length as the loops.  Now take the scissors and cut through the loops on both sides, being careful not to cut through the knot you made in the middle.

 

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

5.  Fluff out all the string so it begins to resemble a pom pom.  Your yarn will seem a little long and scraggly/limp at this point.  Don’t worry!

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

6.  Give your pom pom a haircut! Carefully trim all around the outside so that your yarn becomes a more uniform length and a bit shorter all around.

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

7.  Repeat with more yarn until your desired number of pom poms is reached for your clutch! (note: it may take you a couple of pom poms to perfect your technique so I recommend “tossing out” the first pom pom or two)

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares a DIY pom pom clutch for Summer

8.  Using a hot glue gun or a needle and thread, affix your pom poms to your clutch.

Eva Amurri Martino holds up a multicolored DIY pom pom straw clutch

A multicolored pom pom clutch sits on a table with a bone inlay tray, a journal, and several multicolored pens

Eva Amurri Martino carries her multicolored DIY pom pom clutch with her colorful summer outfit

Eva Amurri Martino carries her multicolored DIY pom pom clutch with her colorful summer outfit

 

 

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Photographs by Courtney Ann Photography

 

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5 Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    Adorable! I am totally going to keep my eyes open for an inexpensive straw clutch to make this. Thanks for the great tutorial!!

    06.28.17Reply
    • Awesome! Glad it inspired you! It also would be a great way to embellish a sunglasses case or something like that too! (in case you can’t wait to buy a straw clutch…lol)

      06.28.17Reply
  2. Ruby says:

    I’ve been loving all the pom pom accessories out there . Thank you for the tutorial , I can’t wait to make my own . Your outfit is so pretty !

    06.28.17Reply
  3. Julie says:

    So cute-bet Marlowe shows up with a Pom Pom headband!

    06.28.17Reply
  4. Rosann Modica says:

    Great idea. Thank you for the tip.

    06.28.17Reply