Pom Pom Earrings

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Last week I saw a picture of Fearne Cotton wearing some pom pom earrings and I WANTED them. I looked for them, I couldn’t find them. Then I thought – wait – that’s just a pom pom on an earring thingy. I can make pom poms. And I have earring thingies!

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It took me about 15 minutes to make them (minus about an hour of pom pom practising in the evening whilst watching Made in Chelsea – don’t judge me – and stuffing chocolate into my face). Here’s how you do it!

You will need:

  • Wool
  • matching sewing thread and needle
  • Earring hoop blanks

1. For each pom pom, wind the wool around two fingers 20 times. Peel away from your fingers and tie with another bit of wool in the middle, as tightly as you can. The tighter it is, the more secure the loose strands will be in the end.

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2. Snip through all the loops and trim to form a small Pom Pom.

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3. Thread a needle with coordinating sewing thread and sew the Pom Pom onto the jewellery hoop. When sewing into the Pom Pom try to loop through the wool you secured the Pom Pom with in step 1.

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4. If your pom poms feel like they might unravel, you can add a few dots of glue to the centre. Mine were okay so I didn’t do this step.

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That’s it, how easy? You could make in a few colours, or even add more colours to each earring. Ooooh and a pom pom ring or necklace? Oh man the possibilities for pom pom jewellery! I’ll clearly be posting on this subject again.

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And here’s lilah trying to tear my ear in half. Look at that knowing look, it’s like a caption competition!

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Tia x

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