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Pom-Pom Tutorial – Hair Barrettes

October 18, 2009 /

Pom Pom Hair Barrettes

So, you’ve made some pom-poms for your project and want to make use of it, to decorate it, etc, but…. the size is too big or you want it in another shape other than round. You need to trim it, of course. Here is the tutorial of an easy way on how to trim and shape your pom-pom. I made the pom-pom into Pom-Pom Hair Barrettes.

Trimming needs skill and it is just like a hairdresser’s job. Lack of skill may cause over trimming and unevenness, the more you trim it and try to get to the right shape you want, the pom-pom becomes smaller and smaller. The worst part is, after hours spent in trimming, you still can’t get the shape you want and the original pom-pom is snipped beyond recognition, you get frustrated and give up. What a waste!!!

I have gone through this (I am not a hairdresser) so I know what you’re going to face with “the trim”. I found a good tip after some researches. The following tutorial will show you how to trim your pom-pom to your desired shape and size easy and fast 🙂 to me, it never failed!!!! I made this trimmed pom-pom into pom-pom hair barrettes.

Trimming of Pom-Pom

 

Pom Pom hair Pin 1First, make a cardboard template of the shape and size you want. Punch a thumb-pin through the center of the template. (Opppsss…. don’t get confused about the printing on the cardboard. I salvaged it from an Ikea packing :p)
I demonstrated it in round shape, but you can draw other shapes like oval, heart, or other shapes you like.
(The original size of the pom-pom was about 50mm in diameter, made by using the 35mm pom-pom maker. And I wanted to trim it down to 30mm.)

Pom Pom hair Pin 2Find the center of the pom-pom. The easiest way is to find where the string is tied, which is the center of the pom-pom.
Pom Pom hair Pin 3Place the cardboard template onto the pom-pom with the thumb-pin tack on the center. Do it on both sides.
Pom Pom hair Pin 4Trim the pom-pom near the template. Repeat again by moving the template 90 deg to the side of the pom-pom.
Pom Pom hair Pin 5Remove the templates and fluff up the smaller pom-pom, see, it became smaller and still maintains its rounded shape, neat! Trim lightly on any unevenness so that you get a beautiful round pompom. 🙂

 

Pom Pom Hair Barrettes

 

Pom-Pom-hair-Pin-6Get the hair barrettes you want to attach the pom-pom onto.
Pom-Pom-hair-Pin-7Apply some fabric glue (my favorite) generously onto the place you want to stick the pom-pom to, wait about 5 to 10 minutes until the glue becomes tacky.
Pom-Pom-hair-Pin-8Tie the string to the hair barrettes to further secure it, trim off the extra string. Wait for it to dry by leaving it overnight.
Pom Pom Hair BarrettesI finished 2 Pom Pom Hair Barrettes to make a pair of the perfect gift for a little girl. This pair is for my daughter, to match with her Bareback Halter-Neck Knitted Top I knitted for her.

 

I am making more of this, watch out for my next pom-pom projects 🙂

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Marie

Monday 22nd of January 2018

Thks for sharing! I started crocheting Timmy the baby sheep, & thought to myself, that it would be far quicker to make it with pom poms, as I had a spare white fluffy pom pom, left over from my other animal crafts for my grand children. Did a web search & hooray, found your tutorial. Did you use glue for the feet? It looks like it in the photos! Congratulations, you did an excellent job, as it looks just like cute Timmy!

Craft Passion

Monday 22nd of January 2018

All parts are sewn in for Timmy Amigurumi :) PomPom Timmy is a great idea :)

leigh

Monday 19th of October 2009

You are an amazingly talented person, and I just wish that I could have an ounce of your crafting ability. Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us.

Craft Passion

Tuesday 20th of October 2009

Thanks. I think it is "practice made perfect" and my friend used to called me "perfectionist" hee hee hee

carrie mcveigh-crow

Monday 19th of October 2009

Here is a little cheer:

Pom Pom barrettes are way to cool, easy to make ... wear them to school... put them in your hair b/c there easy to wear ... or tie them to your shoes .... you have nothing to loose ... pom pom pom barrettes .... the colors are fine ... Joanne is the best .... stay tuned to Craft Passions ... for more great ideas ... Yeaa ... Pom Pom Barrettes ...:) lol lol

Craft Passion

Tuesday 20th of October 2009

This is sweet!!!! Thanks :)

carrie mcveigh-crow

Monday 19th of October 2009

I have 2 nieces whom one of them is cheerleading for the grid kids these would be ideal for for them wear in their hair! Thanks for the suggestions. This is way to cool. (Grid Kids = Football for 7 - 10 yrs old)

Craft Passion

Monday 19th of October 2009

Yeah, great match for cheer leaders, Pom Pom in hands and hair :)

Salihan

Sunday 18th of October 2009

These are cute! I didn't know fabric glue can bond to metal like that. Thanks for the ideas!

Craft Passion

Monday 19th of October 2009

I love my fabric glue, it does wonders. I am not sure other brand performance, I used Clover :)