Get ready for Summer reading with a pom pom bookmark

summer reading

Absolutely gorgeous we think, make as many as you want for all of that blissful Summer reading

how to make a pompom bookmark         pom pom bookmarks

You will need the following supplies:
– Yarn
– Scissors

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.
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.

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.

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

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

Start snipping (DON’T 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.