Here's my inspiration...
Of course these are really so very easy to make but I'll show you how I did it to save you a little thinking time. First wrap washi tape halfway down a pencil...
Now for the pom poms.
Here's the fastest way I've found to make these little guys. Just take some yarn and wrap it around 2 fingers until it's nice and thick.
Use the tip of your scissors to grasp a separate length of yarn and thread it between your fingers.
Tie the yarn around the center. I find that if I wrap my thread around twice when I'm making my knot it will hold better when I cinch it.
Slide your fingers out and cinch your knot tight and double knot it. Then cut the loops.
and trim your unruly pom pom to the right size.
Hot glue that pom pom to the top of your pencil....
and you've made one cute favor.
I made 12 in about an hour, pom poms and all.