Clover Pom-Pom Maker

I found the solution to my pom-pom problems!

The Clover Pom-Pom Maker.

After using the Clover Pom-Pom Maker, I realized I had been making a mistake with the fork, cardboard and loom methods.

I now realize that in order to cut down on the yarn waste, I obviously have to first find the correct width to wrap my yarn and then trim the excess. Duh… I had been making all my pom-poms by wrapping them the same width and then trimming it down to super small sizes. Idiot.

I knew that the width made a difference but I guess my lazy brain didn’t feel like experimenting. So instead of doing some trials, I just went on Amazon and bought a set of Clover Pom-Pom Makers.

They arrived this afternoon and when Belle went down for her nap, Bean and I broke out the new yarn and went to town with the pom-pom maker.

For this project, I used:

The Clover Pom-Pom Maker comes with two parts that click together. Each part has a two semicircle arms that extend out for the yarn.

First, [1] open up the pom-pom maker and start wrapping yarn around the first set of arms. You want the semicircle to be [2] full but not so full that it inhibits the closing mechanism. Once your first sets of arms are loaded, [3] you fold those arms into the white body of the the pom-pom maker and lead the yarn to the other set of arms. When [4]the second set of arms are full, close them and [5] snip the yarn off the skein.

Then, using sharp scissors, [6] clip the yarn around the outside of the pom-pom maker on both sides. Then [7] take a length of yarn and wrap it around the outside of the pompon maker and [8] make a tight square knot.

Once your pom-pom is secure, [9] release it by opening the two sets of arms and pulling the white centers apart.

You don’t have to fluff or trim your pom-pom and you’ll have almost no yarn waste at all.

Ahh! I love it. I will be spending the week mindlessly making pom-poms until I have enough to assemble them into a bunting for the dead space upstairs I’m working on putting together.

Disclaimer: Affiliate links to the Clover Pom-Pom Maker is listed above. This is probably my favorite “unitasker” in my collection although I feel like this may have more applications than just pom-poms. 

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