I really love Pom-Poms! they are so cute and are great additions to almost any craft. I have recently been making pom-poms for my knit beanies.
I use the Clover Pom Pom Maker, it is the fastest easiest way to make a pom-pom.
I have used many other DIY methods, my hands (great for big loose pom-poms), a fork (which is great for small pom-poms), card board, which I will never ever, ever use again, but is a way to make a pom-pom.
Though for the price of the Clover Pom Pom Maker, and the ease of use, I cannot think of making pom-poms ever again without this little maker, it is so very, very wonderful!
There may be other brands that sell similar makers, I just happen to have the Clover one, I haven’t tried any others, as this was the first one I purchased and I am super happy with it.
Here is a little photo tutorial on how to use this little magical pom-pom maker!
Click the title below to download a PDF file of how to make a pom-pom using a Pom-Pom Maker
HOW TO MAKE A POM-POM
WITH A CLOVER POM-POM MAKER
All you need is a pair of scissors, the Clover Pom-Pom Maker and a ball of yarn!
Open both arms of the pom-pom maker on both sides.
Starting on one side, wrap yarn around arm of maker.
Close maker and repeat on the other side.
Using a sharp pair of scissors cut down the middle of the maker. There is a space between the hinges where you can insert the scissors.
Once both sides have been cut thread a piece of yarn through the middle
Tie a knot and pull as tight as you can without breaking the yarn.
Pull away from each other and there you have it a Pom-Pom!
Trim away any yarn that is sticking out, and then you are ready to use your Pom-Pom 🙂
Pom-poms look great on knit or crochet benies!