During the cooler months, scarves are perfect for keeping us warm and stylish. To add a fun spin to the traditional scarf, consider embellishing it with homemade pom-poms. Much like this $195 Anthropologie pom-pom scarf, this accessory can upgrade even the most basic outfit. Luckily, this project will cost no more than $20 to make. How’s that for a fashionably cozy accessory?
Things You'll Need
Ideas for flat objects to use include stiff cardboard, scrap wood, a book, or the lid of a plastic bin. The object can be a square or rectangle. It also does not need to be exactly 10 inches wide; an item a bit smaller or larger works just as great.
Place the yarn along the edge of the flat object. If you are using a rectangular object, such as a book, position the yarn along the shorter edge.
Loosely wrap the yarn around the flat object. Do not wrap the yarn too loosely. It still must be snug enough to stay put on the item. However, the yarn bundle must be loose enough to be removed later.
Wrap, wrap, and wrap some more.
If you run out of yarn, don’t panic! Simply take the next strand of yarn and place it along the existing bundle. Make sure the end of the strand is positioned along either short edge. From here, you can continue to wrap as normal.
Continue wrapping until the bundle of yarn measures 4 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. This will create a 9-inch-wide pom-pom. To create a smaller or larger pom-pom, adjust the final bundle size accordingly.
Carefully remove the bundle of yarn. Try your best to keep the bundle as neat as possible.
If the yarn is difficult to remove, snip a couple strands along the top or bottom edges.
Cut a separate strand of yarn measuring about 12 inches.
Lay the bundle on top of the loose strand.
Tightly tie the yarn around the bundle.
Cut the yarn along the top and bottom to expose loose, raw ends.
Fold the bundle in half to create a shaggy, oversized pom-pom.
Create an accordion fold at one end of the scarf.
Sew a few stitches along the edge.
Place the pom-pom along the bottom 1 inch of the scarf. Continue sewing stitches straight through the pom-pom and scarf.
For greater security, add extra stitches to the left and right of your starting point. This will adhere more of the pom-pom to the scarf.
Create a second pom-pom for the opposite end of the scarf.
Your new accessory is perfect for adding a cozy touch to any outfit. To take things up a notch, use metallic yarn or bring in a second color. Because the pom-poms are easy to customize, you can personalize this project as much as you’d like.