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Yarn Pom-Pom Necklace Kids Craft

We love making pom poms with yarn. They are simple and fun, everyone can make these! Plus they make pretty garlands and present toppers, so why not jewelry for a yarn pom-pom necklace?! Here’s the easy tutorial!

Pom Pom Yarn Necklace

Yarn Pom-Pom Necklace Accents: Want a super easy piece of DIY jewelry that your child can make and wear? This yarn pom-pom necklace can be made in under an hour and can be reused in many ways.

Make this DIY Pom Pom Yarn Necklace

Yarn Pom-Pom Necklace

Pom Pom Yarn Necklace

Yarn Pom-Pom Necklace Tutorial


  • yarn in your choice of colors – We used 2 Ply acrylic wool in Yellow, Green & White
  • fork
  • Scissors
  • large needle
  • chain or a child’s necklace

Pom Pom Yarn Necklace Tutorial Steps


Start by holding a piece of yarn between two prongs of a Plastic fork. The size of the fork will determine the size of the pom pom. Use your thumb to keep it in place.

Pom Pom Yarn Necklace Steps

Wrap the yarn around the fork 40-50 times. If you wanted to make larger pom-poms, you could wrap the yarn around 3 fingers.

Pom Pom Yarn Necklace Making DIY

Once you’ve wrapped the yarn, cut it off from the skein. Leave the yarn on the fork while cutting a separate piece of yarn at least 6 inches long. Wrap this perpendicularly around your yarn by taking one end and pushing between the fork below the yarn and tying a tight knot as shown.

Make Pom Pom Yarn Necklaces

Now take your scissors and insert them into the top of the pom-pom and cut through the loops. Repeat on the bottom of the pom-pom. Make sure to NOT cut the two long strands around the middle of the pom-pom. You will use those to tie the pom-pom to your necklace.

Make Pom Pom Yarn

The key to a nice puffy pom-pom is giving it a good trim. While holding onto the two long strands of yarn, trim down the pom-pom until you get the look you want.

Cute Pom Pom Yarn Necklace

We made two more pom-poms one in yellow and another in white. But you could use your own colors too. Using a large needle we stitched the three pom-poms together to form a triangle.

DIY Pom Pom Yarn Necklace

Find the middle of your necklace and start tying the pom-poms by using the two long strands.You may want to tie the pom-poms loosely at first until you get the arrangement you want, then go back and tie securely with a double knot.

Make this DIY Pom Pom Yarn Necklace

These pom poms are so much fun to make – Use them as napkin holders, bookmarks, bag tags even as gift toppers.

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Kids Craft yarn pom-pom necklace

1 comment

  1. Love it! I have been making pom pom jewelry for years now and think it is a perfect craft for kids or adults. I’m glad more blog posts like this are coming out. I am trying do the same thing by showing people how awesome this jewelry can be. I’m calling the lifestyle Everything Sacred. lol :)

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