Learn how to turn old t-shirts into pom poms! In a previous post we saw how to do them with yarn. Today we will use recycled T-shirts to make these gorgeous Pom Poms.
They look so nice!!!
Got an old tee or two (or 20!) that you don’t wear anymore? turn them into *pretty little pom poms!* they’re fun and easy to make and turn out oh-so-fluffy!
DIY N. 94
T-SHIRT POM POMS
t-shirts, 1 per pom pom – scissors – cardboard
Use round objects to trace circles onto cardboard to make 2 templates like those shown below. The diameter of the outer circle should be about 6.5″ (16 cm) and the diameter of the inner circle 2.5″ (6 cm). you can play around with different template sizes to get different sized pom poms.
Cut your t-shirt into 1/2″ (1 cm) strips. You should start from the arm pits down on each shirt.
Take one strip and one template and place strips as shown close to the inner circle.
Sandwich the strip by putting the other template on top.
Take a fabric strip and place on cardboard with the end even with the outer edge.
Wind around the template as shown. Pull the strip tightly so that it stretches the material. when you get to the end of the strip….
Take another strip and place the edge even with the outer circle like you did at the beginning. when you wind it around the first time, be sure to overlap the end of the previous strip so that it is held in place.
Continue winding the strips around the template until you reach the other side.
Do 2 more layers of strips (so that you have 3 total layers).
Now take the sandwiched strip and pull tight and wrap around each other once. this will help hold things in place for the next step.
With one hand holding the strips in place, use scissors to cut the fabric strips along the template. i recommend sharp scissors, and preferably pointy ones.
After all the strips are cut, pull the string tight and tie into a knot. Remove templates.
Now give your crazy ball a good hair cut! i cut two 4.5″ (11 cm) diameter circles out, then sandwiched ball and cut around to make a nice round pom pom. remove circles, fluff and trim as needed.
Your t-shirt pom poms are ready!
You can use these pom poms for so many things. Below some ideas: