How to – Pom Pom Love Hearts

How to – Pom Pom Love Hearts

We’re very excited to share this extract with our readers! This cute little how-to from Pompomania shows you how to make fluffy pom pom hearts! Use them to decorate your gift wrapping or pop them into party bags!

Pom Pom Love Hearts

Basic Pom Pom Making

Master these five steps and the pompom world is yours for the taking.

  1. Wind wraps of yarn around one half of the maker.
  2. Snip through the yarn wraps all round the centre channel.
  3. Tie another length of yarn tightly round the centre.
  4. Repeat on the other half. Close the maker.
  5. Trim into a neat shape. Then trim some more.

Love Heart Pom Poms

A love heart pompom is the perfect gift for a loved one. When making the ‘heart inside’ pompom, keep picturing the shape of a heart as you wind the yarn and you will find it easier to build up the heart shape within the pompom.

You Will Need

  • DK-weight acrylic yarn in the following colours: light blue, dark blue, red
  • 7cm (2 ¾ in) diameter pompom maker
  • Scissors


Make a pompom in the usual way. Complete and remove from maker, but do not trim it into a round.


Holding yarn tails in one hand, trim pompom into a conical shape to make bottom point of heart.


Cut a V-shaped groove in centre of upper half to make the top of heart.


Trim each side into a heart shape. Start at side then work round from front to back, trimming little bits.

Tip – When trimming, to make a neater heart shape, keep brushing the yarn in different directions and trim where necessary.

Pompomania Cover

by Christine Leech

(Quadrille £10)

Photography: Joanne Henderson







  1. Chrinstine

    I really like what you guys are up too. This kind of clever work and coverage!
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  3. Rustie Thomas

    I have at last mastered the art of making pom poms! You have inspired me to go one step further just in time for Valentine’s Day. Please wish me luck In creating some pretty pom pom hearts!

  4. Barbara Rush

    I’m so excited to get these started! Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing and your instructions!
    Barbara R

  5. jayda holmes

    i love making pompoms

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