How To Make DIY Pom Pom Earrings

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Pom poms make everything more fun! We’re seeing these fluffy embellishments added to handbags, home décor, gift wrap, jewelry and even accessories!

Pom Pom Earrings

Pom pom earrings are trending right now and not losing momentum anytime soon! After seeing them pop up on some of our favorite style blogs, we just had to create a pair of our own. They’re easy to customize in your favorite colors and only take about 30 minutes to MAKE!

Here’s what you need to get started:

• Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn, Solid – Arbor Rose – 4.5 Oz

• DMC® 6 Strand Embroidery Floss, Group 2 – 891 DK Carnation

• DMC® Embroidery Needles – 3/9

• Bead Gallery® 6/0 E Glass Beads – Cobalt – 6/0 MM

• Eye Pins Mix By Bead Landing™ – Gold Tone

• Bead Landing™ Gold Flat Earring Posts

• Gold Earring Backs By Bead Landing™

• Clover Pom Pom Maker, Small

• E6000® Amazing Crafting Glues Multipack

• Bead Landing™ Bead Organizer & Tool Set

• Scissors

• Ruler

Now, let’s MAKE some pom poms!

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STEP 1

Using your pom pom maker, create two medium and two small pom poms with yarn. If you need a little help, check out this handy video!
Maker Tip: Use two strands of different colored yarns for a fun & multicolored pom!

STEP 2

Your pom poms may be a bit unruly, so use your scissors to trim them down so that they are even all around, and more compact.

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STEP 3

Take two gold eye pins and slide on your blue beads, leaving ¼” of the eye pin showing at the top. Then, use the jewelry pliers from the toolbox to bend the piece of the eye pin remaining at a 90° angle.  Curl the pin back in the other direction into a small loop. Repeat this process on the other end.
Here’s a quick video demonstrating how to make the wire loops:

STEP 4

Cut four pieces of floss 6″ long.

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STEP 5

Thread one strand of floss through the needle. Slide the needle up through the medium pom pom, through the eye pin, and back down through the bottom of the pom pom. Remove the needle and tie a tight knot with the ends of the floss strand. Don’t forget to trim off the excess!

STEP 6

Repeat Step 5 on the smaller pom pom for the other end of the same eye pin. Then, repeat Steps 4-5 to create the second earring for a matching pair!

STEP 7

On the backside of the smaller pom pom of each earring, trim the yarn so that there is a flat surface on which to attach the earring back.
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STEP 8

Use E-6000®  adhesive to attach the earring back to the flat part of the pom pom on both earrings. Follow the package directions, let them dry thoroughly and you’re all set!

These earrings are perfect for a party outfit or to dress up a plain tee. Either way, you’ll be proud to say that you made them yourself.

Now that you have mastered making pom poms, how will you wear them? Show us your DIY pom pom projects on Instagram by tagging your photos with #MakeItWithMichaels!

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