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If you don’t absolutely love pom poms or haven’t ever considered making them yourself, perhaps we can sway you after this week’s DIY. We adore pom poms and were beyond excited to discover the Clover Pom Pom Maker, which allows you to crank out pom poms of all sizes and 10 times faster than the conventional method.

You will need a few skeins of yarn, a Clover Pom Pom Maker and a pair of scissors.

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The Clover Pom Pom Maker separates the process into two halves; you’ll start the first half of the pom pom by cutting about 7 yards of yarn. A time saving trick is to double it up twice, so you are working with 4 strands at one time. Because time is money, right? Wrap the yarn from one edge of the arch to the other, making sure you have the entire area covered. Close the arch and repeat the same steps on the other side. Once both arches are covered, insert your scissors into the middle ridge and cut along the entire circle. Tie off your pom pom by slipping a piece of yarn along the middle, pull it into a tight knot, open your arch and pull your pom pom maker apart. Trim up your pom pom if necessary but leave the long piece of yarn you used to tie it together, as you’ll need that to attach your pom poms to….well, just about anything.

 

You don't need to buy a gizmo to do this. You can do it with two pieces of cardboard cut in a circle. I found a great explanation in my How to Crochet book.

it looks like a neat little thing, but t'topc. does it my way. in the late 1960s, my mom taught my sister & me to make them with 2 matching cardboard donuts. it's tedius & time-consuming, but you can make any size donuts/pom-poms on the cheap!

Your aim seems to be to use instructables to drive sales of craft gadgets rather than teach people how to do things. Why not show people how to make pompoms without having the buy the thing, non-obvious variations on the theme, or how to use this thing to make something really cool other than what it was designed for?

fpf MattDoesThat8 months ago
yes. i second this statement.

this makes me never want to buy this gadget ever which i may have considered buying for a kid.
shazni made it!1 year ago

Thanks for posting :-) this pushed me to make a Remix and to put my own spin on it for the Remix contest. ,

Here is my version. Hope you like it and find it useful

http://www.instructables.com/id/Pom-Poms-By-The-Dozen-Or-More/

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cakeladyd1 year ago

thanks for posting. On a recent cross border shopping day I saw the different sizes at Jo Ann's fabric and was wondering if they would be worth it. Now I know they are thanks again

This feels more like an advertisement than an instructable...

How did it get to be featured in the instructables newsletter?

Here's another instructable that is more DIY for the same thing:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Frannys-Luggage-Tags-for-Kids/

fixfireleo1 year ago

hmmm....do these come in a MANLY variety? like maybe BACON?!? lol j/k

I love all the colours :)

Very cute and colorful. Thanks for sharing!