With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to figure out that fun gift! If you are looking for something cute and easy to make for Mom or the women in your life, this purse pom might be just the thing!
While the method to make these pom poms is just the same as any traditional pom pom, the material used to make these is different. Usually I use traditional yarn to make pom poms, but these use a much finer, thinner yarn called OmegaCryl. If you have traveled to Mexico and have looked in the handmade markets, you may have seen pom pom garlands that are made using OmegaCryl. It is an acrylic yarn made in Mexico, and it comes in the most vibrant, rich colors. I was so pleasantly surprised to find that it came in colors that I typically couldn’t find with regular yarn. OmegaCryl isn’t readily available in craft and yarn stores, which is the one draw back. But, you can find it online. My favorite place to find OmegaCryl is The Neon Tea Party, which has a great selection and darling ideas.
I’ve made a video tutorial explaining the process for making these purse poms. (And make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up-to-date on all of my newest video tutorials!) You will need a few supplies to get started:
OmegaCryl yarn (regular yarn can be substituted as well)
Pom pom tying string. I like something that isn’t very shiny or slick. The OmegaCryl string is just a little too delicate to use for tying since you want it to be held together really tightly. I use just a cotton string to do my tying.
Pom Pom maker. I like the Clover 3 3/8” size for these big pom poms. You can find it in a set from Amazon.
Tassel Maker. I really love the Boye tassel maker that comes in awesome set of pom pom makers. If you wanted to make your own, a piece of cardboard could do the trick.
Yarn for the hanging strings.
Large metal yarn needle for stringing through the pom pom and tassel. I like this set HERE.
Once you start making these purse poms, you won’t be able to stop! And the possibilities are endless! You can make one to match every bag you have! :)
I made some with just tassels, some with just pom poms, some with different sizes of pom poms and tassels, you name it.
I particularly love how this tiered tassel came out with the ombre of colors. I can’t get enough of the bright colors!
If your pom pom recipient isn’t into purse poms, you can always make a doorknob garland. I’ve seen these popping up in boutiques, and they are a subtle way to dress up your door. I used regular yarn on this one, but it could be done with OmegaCryl as well.
This straw clutch is also a fun gift idea. I found a plain straw clutch on Amazon for less that $15 (you can find it HERE) then made a few pom poms with OmegaCryl. I hot glued these directly to the clutch, making a unique gift!
To top it all off, I’ve added a fun little tag to the pom poms that I’m giving out for Mother’s Day. You can download your own POM for MOM tag too!
I hope that you and all of the special women in your life have a wonderful Mother’s Day! Let’s let all of those ladies in our lives know how loved they are!