I love a pom pom.
Who doesn’t? They’re happy fluffy yarny loveliness. Adding a bit of fun to everything you use them on.
When my sister in law and I took a trip to our local Hobbycraft a few months ago, she picked herself up a couple of pom pom makers. I thought, don’t be so daft, it’s just a passing gimmick that will soon pass and we’ll back to our cardboard circles in no time. I’ll save myself a few pounds here and not bother.
We returned to mine with our crafty haul and broke out the pom pom makers. I soon understood what all the fuss was about. Its so much quicker and less fiddly.
I could picture myself squishing my toes up on a cotton pompom bath matt already. I had to have some…….. I whipped out my trusty Amazon app and placed an order for a set of not 2 but 4 pom pom makers.
Our youngest son Isaac and I have been happily pom pom making ever since.
There’s no need for left over yarn ever again, it soon gets whipped up into pom poms, attached to twiddle muffs, hats, scarves, key chains of popped into my Etsy store.
I recently used a couple of lovely big pom poms in my scoodie pattern so I thought I’d pop a quick tutorial up explaining how to use a pom pom maker.
The photos are pretty self explanatory but I will guide you through it step by step.
- Your pom pom maker will come to you in one piece. If you take them out of the box and have a look at it you will see that it is, in fact two halves that open up and come apart in the middle. Photos 1 and 2.
- With your pompom maker in one hand. Take your yarn in the other and wrap it around and around one pair of the coloured arches. Photo 3.
- Keep wrapping your yarn around until the arch is completely covered.
- Fold the competed arch back into the pom pom maker. Photo 5
- Repeat the previous steps with the other arch making sure that both arches of your pom pom maker are well covered. Photos 6 and 7.
- Holding your pom pom maker tightly in one hand, cut around the middle channel between the two coloured arches. Photo 8.
- Making sure that the two halves of your pom pom maker don’t come apart, tie some spare yarn very tightly around the middle of your pompom. Photos 9 and 10
- Pull the two halves of your pom pom maker apart to reveal a rather scruffy looking pom pom. Photo 11.
- With some scissors, trim your pom pom (fluffing it up as you go) until you are happy that it is nice and round.
So, there you have it. That’s how use a pom pom maker.
I’ve still not gotten around to making my bath mat but rest assured, I’ll pop a tutorial up when I do.
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