How to make a pom pom sprinkled with loom bands

Here’s a fun way to add some colour to your bobbles.

1. Cut out two donuts from card. Leave a slit. The inner diameter of these was 7/8″ or 2cm, and the outer diameter was 2 1/4″ or 5.5cm
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2. Wrap yarn around the donuts.

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3. Pop some loom bands on too. Distribute them roughly equally around the rings. Use about 20 bands.

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4. Another layer of yarn. Cover the bands.

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5. Another layer of bands.

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6. A final layer of yarn. Your pom pom is probably getting quite full now (if not, keep layering).

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7. The heart-stopping bit: cut the yarn and bands all the way around. Insert the scissors between the two card rings.

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8. Work a length of yarn in between the pieces of card and tie off tightly. Do this twice if you can. Don’t worry if a couple of lengths of yarn fall out, just get that ball tied off!

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9. Trim your pom pom down to size! The loom bands, being elastic, may retract a little into the ball. Try to tease them out or trim back to reveal them.

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10. Done!

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