Meg: DIY Yarn Puffs

I’m back with another DIY! This is one of my favorites because it requires very few materials and its purpose is multifunctional. With yarn, scissors, and a small piece of cardboard, you can adorn your home, gifts, and even yourself with these adorable yarn puffs!



Tip: Your cardboard should the same length you’d like your puffs to be in diameter.

Begin by wrapping yarn around the cardboard loose enough so you can easily remove it after. I wrapped it around 50 times at first, but found that 100 times made for a puffier ball.



Remove the cardboard but be sure you maintain the yarn’s shape! Tie another string of yarn around the middle, and double knot.



Cut the loops, and trim the puff to make it even all around.


If you choose use the puffs to make garland, experiment with different colors to a make lively and festive combination! We have a lot of red in our Holiday decorations so I went with two hues of green I already had on hand.


Using two longer strings from the puff, tie each puff to a long strand of ribbon or yarn. You have a sweet, simple garland that looks playful and unique. I used stocking hangers to adorn the mantel 🙂



Hot glue a pin to it and you have an adorable holiday brooch! Or, use the puffs as substitute bows on gift-wrap. Wrap strands around your stairwell as décor. Maybe use strands as garland on your Christmas tree! The possibilities are endless 🙂

I plan to raid Michael’s ASAP in search for gold yarn! I’m thinking a golden puffball would look adorable on a red cardigan this Christmas.

What’s your favorite holiday DIY? I craft a lot more during the holidays and I love it! Send your faves my way so I can give them a try.


More DIYs from Meg:

Cap-toe shoes

Friendship bracelets

Pop of color necklace

Holiday Wreaths

Glitter Cups

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  1. Running Betty on November 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I used to make pom poms all the time in 2nd grade! This is a much faster and easier technique than I used, though.

  2. Holli on November 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I think these puffs will be adorable to use instead of bows this year on my gifts. I’m making coasters out of 19 cent tiles you buy at Home Depot. They are turning out really nice 🙂

  3. Brooke ( on November 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I remember making these when I was in elementary school an having so much fun with it. Thank you for posting this, it put a smile on my face 🙂

  4. Megan S. on November 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

    My mom used to make these for me to attached to the laces on my ice skates when I was a kid. So fun!

  5. Christine @ BookishlyB on November 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    These would be super cute on packages- I try to have some sort of “theme” when I wrap, and this is the perfect idea. And SO cheap! Thanks!

  6. Bek @ Crave on November 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I remember having many of these round the house when my little brother made them at school! They’d be cute hung on a tree too!

  7. Jillian on December 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Where did Whitney go?! I miss her!

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