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