I've also made the mistake of making a white pom pom heart on a white table top - I will never learn.
What I Used:
1 ball of wool [£1 from Poundland]
Coat Hanger / Scissors / Template
This technique uses a coat hanger to help achieve a large pom pom and a ball of wool to help achieve the fullness required for this DIY to work - anything less, you will have a sad, thin looking pom pom that will be hard to recover once we get to the shaping.
The bigger the ball of wool - in this case - the better.
Start by tying one end of your ball of wool to the coat hanger and then begin wrapping the ball around the top winding around the bottom and continuing this for as long as your attention span can stand. Time passes quicker than you may think and just remind yourself that the fuller the pom pom, the better the overall effect so wind on. Once you reach the end, spare around 30cm and cut this off:
as tightly as you can:
With the pom pom flat, mark the length and width of the pom pom on a piece of paper:
Holding the tie, give the pom pom a good shake. This will make everything go a little off shape,
but you can easily move the wool around to regain it. What this will have done is fluff all the wools
out that was previously laying flat.
lengths - get your hands involved to place the wool if needs be and your heart pom pom is
complete and ready to hang: