6th December 2018


How to make a pom pom placeholder

These fun and easy to make place cards will ensure everyone has a seat at your Christmas table.

What you need:



Double-sided tape

2 small circular items of different sizes to draw round



Pen or stick on googly eyes

The Process:

If you don’t have a pompom maker, take a sheet of card and cut out two circular rings and cut out a rectangle shape piece of card.

Fold the rectangle in half and cut a small triangle into each end., with the points directed towards the centre.

This acts as a shuttle to move the wool through the centre of the ring as you won’t be able to fit a whole ball of wool through it!

Wrap the wool shuttle around the two circular rings.

Once you’ve covered the rings with woolly layers, using scissors, carefully separate the two pieces of card and begin cutting the wool in-between. 

Be sure that you hold all of the pieces in place whilst cutting

Use a length of wool between the two pieces of card to pull it all together. Then tie as tightly as possible and double knot to secure.

Carefully separate and trim the wool to neaten.

For the holder, draw of trace a festive figure on some card and cut out your shape.

Take a longer, thinner piece of card and cut. This piece will act as the arms and hands of the character. 

Now fold your festive figure in half and using double-sided tape attach the arms to the back and fold around the body

 Glue the pompom on to the fold of the card.

If you wish, add eyes and a name place, and you’re ready to sit on top of the table on Christmas day



Carrie Hunter