Monday, July 10, 2017

Pom Pom Maker


There is an old fashioned way of making pom poms, two pieces of cardboard, and now there are little gadgets to make pom poms.  Use one of these little gadgets and you will never look back.  Very quick and easy to make a pom pom.  They come in a variety of sizes so when you are making a small pom pom you are not chopping away a lot of yarn.


The pom pom maker comes in two halves, push them together and open the arm (white bits).  Start wrapping yarn in the half circle section on one side only, until it is full, close that arm and fill the half circle section on the other arm, close it.


Keeping the arms closed, cut the yarn.  There is a slot where your scissors will fit, you need small sharp scissors for this.  Tie off your pom pom by putting thread or yarn around the middle, where the scissors cut, make a double knot nice and tight.

Open the arms of the pom pom maker, separate the two halves and release the pom pom.  It comes out slightly oval, but all pom pom need a trim.

Cut into a lovely ball shape and attach to your hat, or whatever.

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