Create Easy Pom Pom Gnomes with Red Heart Yarn and just a few simple supplies from around the house. The Super Saver line of yarn from Red Heart is a favorite among crafters because it comes in 110 different colors, so it can be mixed and matched to create customized craft projects.
My mom has been knitting with it since I was a kid. Each year when we were growing up in Pennsylvania we would get to pick out our own special colors for a mitten, scarf, and hat set. My favorites were always the variegated skeins.
Learn how to make these super cute pom pom gnomes, which are so easy you can keep a set and gift a set!
DIY Upcycled Pom Pom Gnomes
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What do you need to make Pom Pom Gnomes?
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – Soft White, Tea Leaf, Pool
- Red Heart Pom and Tassel Maker
- Recycled Cardboard Toilet Paper Tube
- Wooden Beads – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Craft Knife
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
How to Make Yarn Pom Poms?
To begin the Easy Pom Pom Gnomes with Red Heart Yarn, gather all supplies. I love that the Red Heart Super Saver line of yarn provides 110 colors, so you can create the perfect color palette for any craft project. For this project I wanted my yard to be super straight, so I started the skein from the outside instead of the center. Measure and cut 36 strands of Tea Leaf and Pool yarn to 20″ each with scissors.
Using a ruler and pencil, measure the cardboard toilet paper tube into four sections that are 1.25″ wide each. Carefully cut each section using a craft knife. You can use scissors for this part, but the cuts will not be as clean.
Fold one of the 20″ strands of yarn in half and loop through the inside of the toilet paper tube and then pull the ends through the loop. This completes a luggage tag knot or in macrame terms, a lark's head knot. Pull the knot tight, and begin the next knot. Continue adding 35 of the strands of Pool Super Saver Red Heart Yarn around the entire circumference of the toilet paper tube. Make sure that the knots are tight, pointing in the same direction, and the yarn is straight. Gather the loose strands and tie the 36th length of yarn around the top of the gnome hat approximately 5″ from the tp tube base. Secure with a double knot, trim any excess yarn with scissors, and leave the tied piece of yarn long to create a hanger. Repeat with the Tea Leaf Super Saver Yarn.
Remove the Red Heart Pom and Tassel Maker from the packaging. Hook sections one and three together and insert the posts. Cut three 20″ lengths of Soft White Super Saver Red Heart Yarn and place them in the numbered grooves in the 4, 8, and 12 positions. The Pom and Tassel Maker comes with complete instructions, so you can easily create a wide variety of pom poms and tassels. I LOVE mine!
Tie the end of your yarn around one of the posts and secure it with a double knot. Wind the yarn around the posts approximately 100 times. Tightly tie all three lengths of yarn in double knots around the yarn that has been wound. Cut the yarn off of the base in between the knotted sections. Slide the posts from the end loops of yarn and cut through the center of both loops. This will give you three pom poms approximately 3″ wide. Trim any excess yarn to create three nice round pom poms. You can leave them long and a bit shaggy or trim them tight.
To finish the Easy Pom Pom Gnomes, attach the Soft White Red Heart Yarn pom pom to the inside of the gnome hat with a glue gun and glue sticks. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry. Glue the wooden bead to the front of the gnome just under the hat brim to complete the gnome, giving him a nose. I love how the yarn knotted around the toilet paper tube becomes the gnomes hat brim, and that the yarn hat creates the traditional cone shape when hung.
Easy Pom Pom Gnomes with Red Heart Yarn
Super Saver yarn from Red Heart has been a favorite among crafters, knitters, and crocheters for over 30 years. This 100% acrylic worsted weight, size 4 yarn comes in over 110 beautiful colors, so you will always find the perfect color to complete your project. I love the muted but bright pops of color from Tea Leaf and Pool for this Pom Pom Gnome craft project. Change up the colors to fit your home decor OR create in shades of red and green for a cute addition to your Christmas Tree. Also the perfect topper for a gift bag or present instead of a bow.
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