The Perfect Gift: Yarn Ball Pom Pom Bookmark

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

Has the weather turned cold where you live? In my neighborhood, temperatures have dropped and my instincts are to spend the day cozied up with a favorite book and favorite mug full of hot cocoa. Are you the same? I’m sure you have many fellow book worms in your neighborhood, so I thought it would be fun to create a charming little yarn ball pom pom bookmark that would make a great anytime gift for anyone that needs a little fall comfort.

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom
DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

It was actually my daughter’s clever idea to make a yarn ball pom pom bookmark. This is the perfect anytime gift because it’s affordable, easy to make, and turns out a fluffy pom pom of cuteness. It’s sure to improve the look of any book!

yarn and scissors DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

Supplies needed for your pom pom bookmark:
yarn
scissors

That’s it! You do want your scissors to be sharp, or the last step will be difficult. And you do not need any special tools for this pom pom ball – just your fingers!

*Before you start, cut an 8-10 inch piece of yarn and a 15 inch piece of yarn and set it aside. You will need these lengths in later steps.

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

To start, hold the end of the yarn in your hand, and begin wrapping the yarn around your fingers – snug but not too tight. We recommend wrapping the yarn 90 times.

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

Cut the yarn after 90 wraps, and carefully slide it off your fingers. Lay it down over the 8-10 inch piece of yarn. Tightly tie a knot around the middle of the 90 loops.

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

To add the yarn ball bookmark ‘tail’, use the 15-inch piece of yarn, tie it around the same string you used to tie the 90 loops together, as seen in the pictures above.

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

At this point, your yarn ball bookmark should look like the picture above.

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

Next, holding the ball on it’s side, slide your scissors through the yarn loops and start cutting. Instant fluffy yarn!

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

This is what your pom pom will look like — it will start to resemble a ball, but is in dire need of a haircut!

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

Start snipping! {WARNING: be careful NOT to cut off the bookmark tail! Hold it out of the way while you snip.} With this step, you need to cut the yarn pom pom into the shape of a ball. Continue to turn and snip the yarn, looking at the ball from different angles while doing so. Keep rounding it off until you are pleased with the shape. This step does take practice, and you will improve with each ball you make.

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

Voila! Your pom pom ball will appear! And your yarn ball bookmark is officially done!

DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom
DIY yarn ball pom pom bookmark tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blogger, Design Mom

These pom pom bookmarks are sure to put a smile on any bookworm’s face, and the best part of this project is that kids can make them all by themselves!

THIS POM POM BOOKMARK WOULD ALSO BE GREAT FOR:

– A gift for a teacher — just add a favorite book!
– A little gift for guests at your next book club gathering.
– A craft activity at a book-themed birthday party.

P.S. — We love making gifts! You can find all the posts in this series here.


Credits: Created by Jane from See Jane Blog for Design Mom.

367 thoughts on “The Perfect Gift: Yarn Ball Pom Pom Bookmark”

    1. Agreed. I actually tweaked it a little bit. I left it a little bit more messy hair and kind of flattened one side, and glued 2 googly eyes to it.
      It’s way too precious for it’s own good. Lol.

  1. These are perfection! One, because I am always losing bookmarks and end up using my boring old library or bookstore receipt 99% of the time. And two, because I am forever in search of yarn crafts (I LOVE yarn) that don’t involve knitting, which I never have gotten the hang of! This honestly just made my day!!

  2. These are lovely! These would also be great as gift ‘bows’ for a book or any other reading-related gift. I plan on using this idea at the holidays.

  3. Such a cute idea — and goodness knows I need inspiration on what to do with all my leftover yarn from random projects. Seems like a fun and practical way to use it all up!

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  11. Your site is so cute! I too am a blogger and have a popular site. I was wondering if I could share you site and do a giveaway. Maybe a few pompom bookmarks?
    Check out my site: http://www.blueeggbrownnest.com

    I am a mom and have a small business refinihsing antique furniture & interiors in Washington, DC

    Christen

  12. I love anything pom pom related. I can not wait to give it a try. I’d like to try it with other decor related applications too. Perhaps a yard with some metal fibers! Hmm….

  13. Great idea! Possible improvement on the design: If you double the tail making it one-inch (plus) longer that the height of the book, you can slip one thread inside the front cover and the second thread where you stopped reading. Nicely holds the bookmark in place even when you are reading.

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  20. I made one of these but you can still see the string in the middle what could I do to make it so I can’t see the string anymore?

  21. Gret Tutorial!!!! I have 2 Pomeranians who love pom-poms and were constantly pulling mine out of my book. I fixed it by lengthening the 18′ string and tying a loop to put the pom-pom through. No more loosing my spot!

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  29. omg! im making them for christmas presents, everyone loves them!!! my mom was like whaaaaatttt. i was sooo happy i found this. thanx so much for posting this:))))

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