How to Make a Pom Pom Earth

pom pom earth

After making my pom-pom wreath at Christmas I really wanted to try making some more pom-pom crafts.  I have a few others planned for later this year, but today I’m showing you how to make your own pom-pom earth.

pom pom earth

First you need to gather supplies, you will need blue, green and white wool, a pom-pom maker (or old school DIY cardboard circles) and scissors.

pom pom earth

Take the green wool and wind round one side, winding the wool around the pom pom maker thicker in some place than others (creating larger continents).

pom pom earth

Wind white around the ends to create the icy poles.

pom pom earth

Take the blue wool and wind round both sides of the pom-pom maker, not covering the white.  To add peninsulas or islands, wind a little green wool over the blue and then finish winding blue wool until full.

pom pom earth

Start cutting the pom-pom open and tie with wool.  Try and tie the wool off at the top of your earth (on a white pole), I didn’t think about this until after and it’s a bit tilted.

pom pom earth

It should look something like the above, but as it’s quite messy you will need to trim a centimeter or so off the ball to neaten.

pom pom earth

Your finished earth should look something like the above.  It’s not a replica of the continents, although I think with some work you could make it look similar, but it still looks earth’y enough for me.

I will hopefully make a whole set of planets and the sun (eventually!), but I’m pretty pleased with the start!

J x

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12 Comments

  1. January 30, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Fantastic! I saw a post once about making animal, lions, zebras etc. This is way better

  2. January 31, 2016 / 8:53 am

    This looks fab. How big is it? I love the idea of doing the whole solar system. My son loves space, I’m sure he’d be up for the challenge!

  3. January 31, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Oh my goodness this is great! I teach History (and a little Geography) – this would be amazing for my classroom! I love the idea of all the planets too 🙂

  4. January 31, 2016 / 9:06 am

    I have made so many pom poms in my time and that little pom pom tool that you have is amazing!! Such a fun activity to do with children and so many things you can do with the pom poms. #howtosunday

  5. January 31, 2016 / 10:52 am

    This is a fab project, and love the pompom tool. Having a whole solar system would be amazing! Pinning 🙂

  6. January 31, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Love that pom pom tool and what a lovely idea, Jenny. A whole solar system would be fab! 🙂 #HowToSundays

  7. January 31, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    I love this idea! My mum is really good at making pom poms, she is in the middle of making a couple for the hats she has knitted for my baby girl and loves to put pom poms on top of them. I will have to show her this and get her to make Earth! xx
    #HowToSunday

  8. January 31, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I adore pom poms, I’d have them everywhere, this is very cool! I loved your wreath too. Sarah #howtosunday

  9. January 31, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    This is such a cute idea and I can think of so many uses for it as well!

  10. February 2, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    This is amazing Jenny – I didn’t even think you could make your own pompoms! The little tool looks incredibly easy to use as well x #MarvMondays

  11. February 7, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing, absolutely love this and looks like so much fun to make. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  12. February 13, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Ooh I love this! The whole solar system would look amazing hung in the kids bedrooms.

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