DIY Pom Pom Earrings

Happy first day of Spring! Or should I say, pom pom season? It’s usually this time of year when I start adding pom poms and tassels to everything. Not to say this kind of flair isn’t appropriate all year round. But there’s just something about warmer weather that makes whimsical accessories that much more fun to wear. Today, we’re making pom pom earrings! All you need is a few items from your local hardware store and a couple of pom poms. Easy.

You’ll need:

Start by making pom poms. As most of you might know, I love Clover’s pom pom makers – they make pom pom making a breeze! I used the 1″ and 1 5/8″ pom pom makers. Wrap yarn around one set of the arms, which swing out from the maker.

For dense pom poms, you’ll want to wrap yarn around the set of arms at least 3-4 times.

Repeat on the other side and cut down the center.

Take about 18″ of embroidery floss and wrap it around the center of pom pom and tie into a tight double knot. Remove the pom pom from the pom pom maker. Shake the pom pom out and trim any strays. Leave the embroidery floss.

Mark the brass rod into sections using a ruler and Sharpie. Use a hobby hack saw to cut the tubes.

Thread the end of the embroidery floss through an embroidery needle. Thread it through the brass tube

Thread it through the jump ring of the earring post. Thread the needle back through the tube to the top of pom pom.

Tie the floss into a double knot and trim any excess floss.

For double pom pom earrings, use a hot glue gun to attach the top pom pom to a flat pad earring post.

You can also try adding fur pom poms in place of yarn pom poms!

(images by HonestlyWTF)

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35 Comments

  1. Rena wrote:

    Like this DIY!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    3.20.17
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  2. Michelle wrote:

    They look so beautiful, I love the blue ones!
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    3.20.17
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  3. Amy Brown wrote:

    love these!! can’t wait to make a pair in mint!!

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    3.20.17
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  4. I’m in love with Pom poms and these are sooooo cool.

    Thank you

    3.20.17
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  5. barb wrote:

    Lively but toon simple

    3.20.17
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  6. alexia wrote:

    It doesn’t feel like spring 🙁

    See my latest post:
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    born bred BE – a blog by Alexia

    3.20.17
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  7. Looks cute and fluffy. Great work and effort.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    3.20.17
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  8. Lorena wrote:

    Wow, marvellously done!

    3.21.17
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  9. Lauren wrote:

    Such a good idea! I’m obsessed with pom pom and tassel earrings rights now. I love the shirt you’ve paired them with as well.

    obsessedandoverdressed.com

    3.21.17
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  10. Lauren wrote:

    These are absolutely brilliant, I want to make some!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

    3.21.17
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  11. Three cheers for pompoms! And also that lovely ruffled blouse 🙂

    3.22.17
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  12. Damselcode wrote:

    Those earrings looks really cool. Will surely try making some colourful ones for myself 🙂

    3.23.17
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  13. This look cute! ^^

    3.23.17
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  14. Maya wrote:

    Gorgeous! I thought I was still in the pom pom craze quite alone, but this gives me hope 🙂
    I made a bohemian pom pom (bib) necklace last week. I should definitely make these! Thank you guys for sharing!

    3.24.17
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  15. kat wrote:

    Awesome DIY as always 🙂 I guess out to buy a mini saw 🙂

    Love
    Kat

    4.13.17
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  16. Hahaha I actually suggested this DIY to my Mom and it was panned 🙁 Guess I didn’t represent it well because it looks gorgeous here! 🙂

    4.13.17
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  17. thiscache wrote:

    Absolutely in love with this DIY!

    I tried it with my mom, but apparently… it didnt turn out the way yours did.
    It’s so bad I don’t have the guts to post it on my blog. HAHA.

    http://thiscache.blogspot.com

    4.16.17
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  18. kathryn wrote:

    i’d been pining after a pair of these going for $75. couldn’t justify that. this seems SO doable and just as adorable and now i can have them in any color i want. thank you!

    5.6.17
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  19. unomers wrote:

    Great, i hope i will manage to do that by myself

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    5.23.17
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  20. Naomi G wrote:

    Hi HontestlyWTF! Thanks for sharing this post. I recently purchased the pom pom makers, but I had a really hard time with them. I was using sharp scissors, but I couldn’t get them to slip through nicely in order to cut the yarn. The whole thing kept falling apart.

    Do you think I wrapped the yarn too tight? Was I using cheapy/wrong yarn for making pom poms? Were my scissors simply not sharp enough? Thanks for any help on the pom pom making front here! 🙂

    Best,
    Naomi

    6.21.17
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  21. Meena wrote:

    I am surely going to try and make these pom pom earrings and will follow all the details you have written. Thanks in advance. Will write again after making it as to how the earrings have come out.

    10.1.17
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  22. Siriisha wrote:

    Hello mam… Can I know where do I get 3/32 inch brass tubes…. Plz suggest

    10.8.17
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  23. Beth wrote:

    Where did the faux fur poms come from? Did you make those too?

    12.27.17
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  24. Yuliya wrote:

    These are so cute! Feeling totally inspired and will try to make them today 🙂 yaaay

    1.31.18
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  25. Kristin wrote:

    So adorable

    Love all your DIY tutorials! Great job!

    4.10.18
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