Maybe it’s just me, but making pom poms has always been an ordeal. Wind, cut, tie and then trim while hoping for the best. It’s the trimming and shaping part that always gets me. Lots of snipping and fuzz everywhere, but never a nice round little yarn ball. With all that trouble, I’ve never used pom poms very much for decoration. Well, that has finally changed because I’ve discovered the Clover Pom Pom Maker.
Just wind, cut and tie. Then a perfect round ball of yarn pops out of the ingenious folding plastic device. The principle is the same as the old fashioned circle of cardboard method, but this works so much better. The best part is there isn’t any snipping and fussing with the final shape. Perfect for me!
They come in sizes extra small through extra large, two sizes per package except for the extra large. I have the small size which makes pom poms 1⅜ and 1 ⅝ inches. Extra small is ¾ and 1 inch, large is 2 ½ and 3 ⅜ inches, and the extra large size makes a 4 ½ inch pom pom. See all four makers here.
The instructions are clear with excellent photographs and are inside the folded packaging. The photographs are clear enough to follow without the written instructions. That’s how I made the first couple pom poms because of not looking at the packaging carefully.
This is such a clever notion for the pom pom challenged. Now, I’m off to make more perfectly shaped pom poms.