DIY Oversized Pom-Pom Scarf

By Kirsten Nunez

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?

Finished oversized pom-pom scarf
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Materials for oversized pom-pom scarf
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Step 1

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.

Use a hard object to create the pom-pom
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Step 2

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 the yarn around
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Step 3

Wrap, wrap, and wrap some more.

Loosely wrap the yarn
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Use another skein if needed
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Step 4

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.

Continue wrapping the yarn
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Step 5

Carefully remove the bundle of yarn. Try your best to keep the bundle as neat as possible.

Carefully remove the yarn
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Step 6

Cut a separate strand of yarn measuring about 12 inches.

Prepare a loose strand of yarn
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Step 7

Lay the bundle on top of the loose strand.

Place the yarn on top
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Step 8

Tightly tie the yarn around the bundle.

Tie the yarn around the center
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Step 9

Cut the yarn along the top and bottom to expose loose, raw ends.

Snip both sides
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Step 10

Fold the bundle in half to create a shaggy, oversized pom-pom.

Bring both sides together
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Step 11

Create an accordion fold at one end of the scarf.

Fold the scarf
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Step 12

Sew a few stitches along the edge.

Stitch the layers together
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Step 13

Place the pom-pom along the bottom 1 inch of the scarf. Continue sewing stitches straight through the pom-pom and scarf.

Sew the pom-pom to the scarf
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Step 14

Create a second pom-pom for the opposite end of the scarf.

Finished oversized pom-pom scarf
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Step 15

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.

Finished oversized pom-pom scarf
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