After you dye heaps of yarn with Kool-Aid, what do you do? Grab a fork and make pompoms, of course.
Hold the end of the yarn at the lower edge of a fork. Wrap the yarn around the fork until the wrapped section is approximately as long as the width of the tines. Wrap back toward the beginning. Repeat one more time. You should have approximately 50 wraps on the fork.
Cut a 6-inch piece of yarn. Thread one end of the yarn up through the tines; bring the other end up through the center of the tines at the end.
Tie the yarn, and then slide the bundle off the fork. Knot the yarn, pulling it tight enough to draw the bundle into a circle. Pull the yarn back around the bundle, doubling it before tying again.
Cut the yarn, snipping the centers of the loops.
Fluff up the yarn. Trim where necessary to create an even ball.
We glued a magnet to the center of each pompom and stored sets of them in repurposed tins. It’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but these would make great stocking stuffers.
Photo credit: Dave Johnson