DIY Pom-Pom Earrings

Running out of time to find the perfect holiday present for your number-one pal? Don’t panic! For a DIY gift that’s sure to leave a lasting impression, look no further than these colorful pom-pom earrings. Great for a trend-savvy friend (or a sister you’re constantly swapping accessories with), this beginner-friendly jewelry tutorial is a fast favorite.

Thanks to the wide variety of pom-poms available online, it’s easy to customize each pair to match the style of your recipient. Go bold with a multi-color version for the girl who’s not afraid to stand out, or opt for uniformly colored poms to add a more restrained splash of color to everyday ensembles. The best part? With instructions this simple, you’ll still have time to make a matching pair for yourself.

You will need:

Step 1: Thread needle through pom-pom

Select the two pom-poms that you want to use for the earrings. Cut a length of thread approximately two feet long and thread your needle. Push the needle through the center of one of the pom-poms, leaving a long tail.

Step 2: Attach bar connector

Next, pass the needle through one end of the bar connector. Push the needle back through the center of the pom-pom to meet the tail end of your thread, and pull on the thread so the end of the bar connector rests flush against the pom-pom’s edge. Repeat this process two or three times, until the pom-pom feels securely attached to the bar connector.

Step 3: Knot thread and trim excess

Use a double knot to tie the ends of the thread, then trim the excess. Next steps ➜


DIY created by Clare McGibbon and the Etsy Studio Team for


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