DIY Pom Pom Clutch

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

This post was updated on August 3rd, 2020

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 turning with everything else I can do with these easy peasy little fluffy cuties!

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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!

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Step by Step

Step 1

Wrap Yarn

Begin by wrapping your yarn around the prongs of the fork (or serving fork), keeping it very taught.

Step 2

Wrap Yarn 50 Times

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

Step 3

Tie a knot

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

Step 4


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

Step 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!

Step 6


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

Step 7

Repeat with other yarn colors

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 techniques, so I recommend tossing out the first pom pom or two.)

Step 8

Attach Poms Poms to Clutch

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

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  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!!

    06.28.17 Reply
    • 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)

      06.28.17 Reply
  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 !

    06.28.17 Reply
  3. Julie says:

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

    06.28.17 Reply
  4. Rosann Modica says:

    Great idea. Thank you for the tip.

    06.28.17 Reply
  5. Jasmine says:

    This is adorable! I might try to make my own clutch and then add the pom poms. Darn my college budget.

    08.13.17 Reply
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    03.13.19 Reply