The Perfect Gift: Yarn Ball Bookmark

October 22, 2012

DIY pom pom bookmark

Created by Jane from See Jane Blog . Edited by Amy Christie.

Has the weather turned cold where you live? In my neighborhood, temperatures have dropped and my instincts are to spend the day cozied up with a favorite book and favorite mug full of hot cocoa. Are you the same? I’m sure you have many fellow book worms in your neighborhood, so I thought it would be fun to create a charming little bookmark that would make a great anytime gift for anyone that needs a little fall comfort.

DIY pom pom bookmark
DIY pom pom bookmark

It was actually my daughter’s clever idea to make yarn pom pom balls in the style of a bookmark. This is the perfect anytime gift because it’s affordable, easy to make, and turns out a fluffy ball of cuteness. It’s sure to improve the look of any book!

DIY pom pom bookmark

Supplies:
-yarn
-scissors

That’s it! You do want your scissors to be sharp, or the last step will be difficult. And you do not need any special tools for this pom pom ball – just your fingers!

*Before you start, cut an 8-10 inch piece of yarn and a 15 inch piece of yarn and set it aside. You will need these lengths in later steps.

DIY pom pom bookmark

To start, hold the end of the yarn in your hand, and begin wrapping the yarn around your fingers – snug but not too tight. We recommend wrapping the yarn 90 times.

DIY pom pom bookmark

Cut the yarn after 90 wraps, and carefully slide it off your fingers. Lay it down over the 8-10 inch piece of yarn. Tightly tie a knot around the middle of the 90 loops.

DIY pom pom bookmark

To add the bookmark ‘tail’, use the 15-inch piece of yarn, tie it around the same string you used to tie the 90 loops together, as seen in the pictures above.

DIY pom pom bookmark

At this point, your yarn pom pom ball should look like the picture above.

DIY pom pom bookmark

Next, holding the ball on it’s side, slide your scissors through the yarn loops and start cutting. Instant fluffy yarn!

DIY pom pom bookmark

This is what your pom pom will look like — it will start to resemble a ball, but is in dire need of a haircut!

DIY pom pom bookmark

Start snipping! {WARNING: be careful NOT to cut off the bookmark tail! Hold it out of the way while you snip.} With this step, you need to cut the yarn pom pom into the shape of a ball. Continue to turn and snip the yarn, looking at the ball from different angles while doing so. Keep rounding it off until you are pleased with the shape. This step does take practice, and you will improve with each ball you make.

DIY pom pom bookmark

Voila! Your pom pom ball will appear!

DIY pom pom bookmark
DIY pom pom bookmark

These bookmarks are sure to put a smile on any bookworm’s face, and the best part of this project is that kids can make them all by themselves!

THIS IDEA WOULD ALSO BE GREAT FOR:

- A gift for a teacher — just add a favorite book!
- A little gift for guests at your next book club gathering.
- A craft activity at a book-themed birthday party.

P.S. — We love making gifts! You can find all the posts in this series here.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Kirtsy
  • StumbleUpon

{ 160 trackbacks }

Pompom Lesezeichen | schoenstricken.de
October 23, 2012 at 11:17 am
October 23: Pompoms! « Simple creative
October 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm
Amy’s Notebook 10.24.12 | The Motherload
October 24, 2012 at 5:02 am
ModCloth Blog » Blog Archive » A Stitch in Time: Seasonal Crafts From Pinterest!
October 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Make this Gift! DIY Yarn Ball Bookmarks : Wantist
October 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm
Centsational Girl » Blog Archive » BOTB 10.28.12
October 28, 2012 at 6:00 am
Eye Love It! « Inspire; to breathe
October 28, 2012 at 6:07 am
Yarn Pom Bookmark | The Open Door
October 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm
Worthy of the Week | Oh hey, what's up?
November 2, 2012 at 6:00 am
DIY Pom Pom Bookmark « Bites Licks and Tastes
November 3, 2012 at 3:09 am
Amy Christie, Editor | this heart of mine
November 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm
4 Perfect Uses for Pom Poms - One Crafty Place
November 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm
O QUE É ISSO ? » Blog Archive » DIY : O presente perfeito - marcador bola de fio
November 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Day 16: Craft- Pom Pom Bookmark / Pom Pom Separador de páginas | Conchi Trivino
November 6, 2012 at 6:34 am
Pom Pom Bookmarks » Cycads Australia – Logo Design
November 7, 2012 at 5:05 am
Pom Pom Bookmarks « Tracing ∆'s –
November 7, 2012 at 6:25 am
JulklappsTips | Camillas Vardag
November 7, 2012 at 11:04 am
Friday links « Whitbull
November 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Five Links For Eggheads And Other Goofs | The Spectacled Bean
November 10, 2012 at 5:08 am
Lesson 19 : Consultation « Wairarapa Bahá'í Childrensclass Blog
November 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm
David And Goliath | Sunday Wheat
November 12, 2012 at 11:46 am
Things to do During the General Strike | Laura La Rue Things to do During the General Strike | Loves sausage dogs and chunky heels
November 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Craft: Yarn Pom Pom Bookmarks 2.0
November 14, 2012 at 2:01 am
Gör egna garnbollsbokmärken | Homey
November 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm
DIY: Pom PomsEcka & Pecka
November 19, 2012 at 5:03 am
Pompom « blijmetkleur
November 21, 2012 at 11:14 am
Pom Pom Book Marks | Christmas Adam
November 22, 2012 at 4:49 am
73 ideas to craft your Christmas |
November 26, 2012 at 9:02 am
Advents-Basteln: Warum nicht ein Lesezeichen? | joachimott | journal
November 30, 2012 at 3:01 am
Small Space Holiday Decor: Vignettes | Meredith & Gwyneth, The New Yorkie
December 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Doce regalos DIY para triunfar estas navidades !!! | Vestidos de Fiesta, Ropa de Moda | D-Shopping
December 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm
50 Tiny And Adorable DIY Stocking Stuffers - EyeOnCelebs
December 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm
50 Tiny And Adorable DIY Stocking Stuffers « シ最愛遲到.!
December 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm
Team EtsyMalaysia | Tips: Pom Poms!
December 9, 2012 at 3:48 am
10 DIY Holiday Projects | Blog | Story Crush | Your World. Your Books.
December 10, 2012 at 8:08 am
50 идей для крошечных подарков, которые вы можете сделать сами. | Arhimed Today
December 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm
Lesezeichen mit Pompoms aus Wolle | Landfreude.net
December 13, 2012 at 7:28 am
DIY Bookish Gifts for Your Friends
December 17, 2012 at 5:00 am
Wollene Lesezeichen | alltagsmix
December 18, 2012 at 7:03 am
Pompon-boekenlegger | Jenin's
December 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm
Pom to the Pom |
December 20, 2012 at 7:56 am
Burlap and Pom-Pom Wreath | The Open Door
December 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Little Handmade Christmas Gifts
December 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Tiny And Adorable DIY Stocking Stuffers | PurpleWig
December 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm
facetgroupindia.com » » 50 Tiny And Adorable DIY Stocking Stuffers
December 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm
I (Wanna) Hafta Make These for 2013 « Chopstick Lady
January 1, 2013 at 8:59 am
PomPom Bookmark | luscious lime
January 2, 2013 at 7:01 am
Κλέψε Ιδέες » Blog Archive » Σελιδοδείκτες απο μαλλί
January 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Muse of the Morning • Handmaking the Holidays Round Up: 12 Last Minute Gifts To Make
January 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm
PomPom Bookmark
January 17, 2013 at 10:34 am
Faire un pompon | Mon Bébé Chéri - Blog bébé
January 24, 2013 at 12:30 am
DIY | Pearltrees
January 24, 2013 at 6:24 am
Todays to do: Yarn Ball Bookmark « Stockholm After Eight
January 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm
Pattern Project: Puff Ball Bookmarks and Balling Your Yarn « ConCraftidor!
January 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm
32 Awesome No-Knit DIY Yarn Projects - Zeusitup.com
January 29, 2013 at 10:20 am
The Secret to Making Yarn Pom Poms : Confetti Diaries
February 4, 2013 at 5:00 am
Yarn Pom Pom Project Love : Confetti Diaries
February 6, 2013 at 9:20 am
Weekending. | Stitch and Purl
February 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm
MĪLESTĪBAS SVĒTKI MAZAJIEM | Stils Bez Tabu
February 11, 2013 at 6:15 am
Top 5 easy homemade holiday gifts | Au Pair Buzz
February 13, 2013 at 3:00 am
Pinterest (Farb)inspiration: Pom Pom | Casa colorata
February 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm
El Taller de Bielisa » Pompones puntos de libro
February 14, 2013 at 8:34 am
OilCoolant.com
February 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm
just helen | Warm and Fuzzy Yarn Ball Bookmarks
March 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm
Love books in Richmond upon Thames | Twickermum
March 5, 2013 at 9:56 am
Pompom Accent Rug – DIY Tutorial | Pippa Quilts
March 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm
Pembatas Buku Pom Pom | Kerajinan Tangan
March 14, 2013 at 9:41 am
Mini-patroon: warm eiermutsje / Mini pattern: egg beanie | Jenin's
March 18, 2013 at 3:33 am
crafts | Pearltrees
March 19, 2013 at 6:26 am
Inspire Me Monday : poms! « The Lovely Lemon
March 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm
Ponponlar ile neler yapabiliriz bir bakalım :) | Hobi Yağmuru
March 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm
Semne de carte handmade
March 29, 2013 at 7:58 am
cute for the boys rooms | eunwaskiewiczio2436
April 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm
DIY: pom pom bookmarks | DiyReal.com
April 7, 2013 at 8:34 am
Projets | Pearltrees
April 10, 2013 at 8:44 am
tricots et crochets | Pearltrees
April 10, 2013 at 10:34 am
DIY Friday: Pom Pom Bookmarks : The Velvet Doe
April 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm
Els 5 millors de la setmana #3 ‹ The crafty days
April 19, 2013 at 7:35 am
24 DIY + Imprimibles de puntos de lectura | Cosas Molonas | Blog de Inspiración & DIY |
April 22, 2013 at 12:01 am
DIY marcapáginas
April 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm
Come fare i pom pon con le mani e tutorial segnalibro
April 23, 2013 at 5:26 am
Hello Friday! Link Roundup | Hello Little Home
April 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm
Akshata (aksha140994) | Pearltrees
May 1, 2013 at 9:59 am
Kelly’s Thrifty Tips for May 2, 2013 | Radio Shine
May 2, 2013 at 9:10 am
Creativity | Pearltrees
May 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm
50+ Trim Projects to Inspire You - The Sewing Loft
May 6, 2013 at 4:02 am
Clean clothes and garment guilt | 3things
May 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm
Everyone’s favorite gifts are back: Clover Pom-Pom Makers and Basket Kits
May 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm
muscade | Pearltrees
May 17, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Artsy | Pearltrees
May 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm
6 ideas de la semana |
May 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm
how to make Yarn Ball Bookmark | how2make
May 22, 2013 at 4:22 am
How to Make a Yarn Ball Bookmark
May 23, 2013 at 1:02 am
DIY: Giant Pom-pom beanie | Made in Pretoria
May 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm
Pompompagina » Veetje
May 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm
Pom Pom DIY Craft Inspirations for Dining — Eat Well 101
June 4, 2013 at 5:06 am
סימניות שונות – יצירה עם ילדים לכבוד שבוע הספר | הזמנה ליצירה
June 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm
DIY | Pearltrees
June 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm
Cinco brincadeiras para o fim de semana | Maria, já é dia!
June 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm
Bambulky jako záložky | Let´s Create
June 22, 2013 at 11:24 am
Fantastic Flip Flop Fabric Fun | one hundred and one things to be done
June 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm
DIY To Do List | Progression By Design
July 1, 2013 at 11:03 am
Quick DIY Knitted Bookmarks | Novel Ideas
August 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm
Knit and Stitch Blog » Blog Archive » Oddments – Yarn fun projects!
August 8, 2013 at 8:56 am
Stil-lab | Dilluns i preparant la tornada al cole.
September 9, 2013 at 9:52 am
Pom Pom Bookmark | Pintester
September 19, 2013 at 11:02 am
Pompones de lana como marca libros
September 25, 2013 at 2:05 am
Pom Pom Bookmarks & Book Review {Activity Day Idea}
October 6, 2013 at 10:21 am
DIY for the weekend | Fashion and Big City
November 2, 2013 at 5:00 am
Easy Kids Craft Ideas : Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make – November 2013 - KidStyleFile
November 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Il regalo di Natale perfetto – grazie designmom.com | happiies
November 8, 2013 at 10:51 am
75+ DIY Gifts For Kids
November 15, 2013 at 5:45 am
Marca página muito fofo, literalmente | Garimpando o Belo e o Bom
November 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm
Lets Get Pom Pom Pretty | MoMINTS
November 23, 2013 at 6:30 am
Marcadores de Livro Fofos |
November 25, 2013 at 4:32 am
Pompom boekenlegger « Gewoon leuker Gewoon leuker
November 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm
Top 10 Easy Yarn Projects without Knitting - Top Inspired
November 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm
Its So Fluffy – DIY Inspiration | Style Thirst
November 30, 2013 at 8:35 am
Christmas gifts that kids can make themselves (really!) | Cool Mom Picks
November 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm
Crafty Holidays Roundup! Gifts for siblings! | Queen Lila-royalty crafts
December 5, 2013 at 3:22 am
The Happiness Report #25 Things Making Me Happy Lately
December 8, 2013 at 8:31 am
12 Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family - Maker Crate
December 12, 2013 at 10:13 am
5 D.I.Y. Christmas Gifts | Eat Diamonds for Breakfast
December 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm
Ten Projects-Project #8 | Tashia Doyle
December 18, 2013 at 10:10 am
Little Christmas Helpers | Sitting in the Pew
December 19, 2013 at 12:48 am
20 Awesome DIY Gift Ideas - Living on Love and Cents
December 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm
Feliz 2014 | Limão Flor
January 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm
DIY pompones de lana | Things 4 inspiration
January 15, 2014 at 12:17 am
Pump Up Your Space with Pom-Poms | kwikdeko
January 16, 2014 at 7:49 am
DIY Yarn Projects | Two Pink Canaries
January 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Do it yourself : des livres stylés - LE BHV MARAIS
January 27, 2014 at 3:47 am
DIY: San Valentín 2014 | crumbsandco.net
February 3, 2014 at 11:26 am
10 Quick & Easy #Diy Bookmark ideas Anyone Can Do! + Felt Heart Bookmark Tutorial — Dear Creatives
February 12, 2014 at 12:31 am
Pompones marcalibros | Retrovint
February 14, 2014 at 7:08 am
25 DIY Pom-Pom Crafts to Dress Up Everyday Items | Buzz + Inspired
February 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm
How to make Pompom Bookmarks | An Unfolding Glory
February 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm
Pompom nos acessórios, dica fofa de fantasia para crianças e adultos - Vila do Artesão
February 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm
DIY: Descubra como fazer marcadores de livros fantásticos | Help Dicas
March 4, 2014 at 11:31 am
DIY Pompon | I am a mess
March 5, 2014 at 12:54 pm
DIY Pompon (III) | I am a mess
March 8, 2014 at 2:17 am
Perfectly Placed Pompoms | Deramores
March 13, 2014 at 5:52 am
How to make simple pom pom bookmarks just for fun step by step DIY tutorial picture instructions
March 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
DIY pompones de lanaThings 4 inspiration | Things 4 inspiration
March 27, 2014 at 9:35 am
DIY 20 idées créatives pour la fête des mères / 20 creative Mother’s Day gifts ideas | Féesmaison
April 29, 2014 at 7:18 am
Dla moli książkowych / For the bookworms | Polskie Rękodzieło
May 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm
Regalos Aniversario - Regalo Bodas de Oro y Plata - Nacimientos
June 2, 2014 at 4:39 am
In Praise of the pom pom | Calico Nest
July 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm
10 ways with pom poms | Blossom and Bright | diy and design
July 27, 2014 at 5:49 am
Pom pom bookmarks | Made by Jerricco
July 29, 2014 at 9:26 am
Week Two Baby-Step Creation: Pom Pom Bookmark | 52 Baby-Steps Creations
August 2, 2014 at 3:45 am
Pinterest: What They Did With Pom PomsMade Peachy
August 5, 2014 at 6:04 pm
- DIY Christmas Crafts
October 6, 2014 at 9:48 pm
5 Tutoriais de marca página para você fazer - Unique Arts Unique Arts
October 10, 2014 at 6:44 am
11 Homemade Bookmark Tutorials - A Delightful Home
October 15, 2014 at 4:17 am
10 Pretty Bookmarks | Ginurs Craft Blog
October 31, 2014 at 11:22 am
Do it yourself : des livres stylés » LE BHV MARAIS
November 5, 2014 at 2:53 am
24 Alternative Advent Gifts for Kids - Hobbycraft Blog
November 5, 2014 at 9:44 am
Pompom de marcador de livro | Memove
November 7, 2014 at 7:06 am
15 simple DIY holiday gifts to make with your kids | Sharing Interesting Stuff, Updates News & Free Tips
November 15, 2014 at 8:06 am
Tried It: Here’s How You Can Put That Spare Yarn to Good Use | Bright and Balanced
November 25, 2014 at 10:34 pm

{ 83 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: