You know the struggle! You make a yarn pom-pom and no matter how tightly you tie the center, it falls apart or easily pulls apart with a little tug on the strings. So frustrating! Especially when you are making pom-poms to embellish hats for gifts or to sell, you don’t want your product coming undone. Hot glue to the rescue! This might be an unconventional method, but it works for me and keeps my pom strings intact.
To create a small pom-pom, I wrap the yarn around 3 fingers (4 fingers for a larger pom) and as I wrap, I put a strip of hot glue along the center. Obviously you want to be careful not to get the hot glue on your fingers!
Watch the video below to see how it’s done: