DIY - How to use a Clover Pompom maker

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These pompom makers were the changing point in my pompom crafts. No more wonky pompoms, no more loose threads or wasted yarn, these pompom makers will make your pompom quick and easy in all sorts of sizes and shapes.

All you’re going to need is:

Your chosen size Clover Pompom maker
Yarn of your choice
Some good quality scissors



Take your pompom maker and pull out the two arms of the maker on one side.

Holding them together, so they’re lined up (I also use my finger to hold the yarn end) start wrapping your yarn around the arms. You want there to be an even distribution of yarn all over the arms and for the inside of the arms to be well filled.





Once your happy, close the arms, hold them tight and snip the end of your yarn. The density of the wool should hold it closed well but I always try to keep an eye on it so as not to let it unravel.

Then repeat on the other side.



Once your pompom maker is looking full you want to take your scissors and snip all the way up the centre of both sides. The pompom makers slope between the arms making an easy space to get the end of your scissors in.




Now your pompom should look something like this!


All you then need to do it slip a strong piece of yarn (I double mine up) between the arms on one side and tie them together on the other side pulling them as tight as you can without snapping your yarn.

For extra security I like to repeat this tying knot on both sides making ¾ knots in total.

You should now be able open all the arms again and to finally release your pompom, pull the two sides apart.



Ta da! One perfect  pompom made in seconds. You can leave your pompom like this, or if you’re a perfectionist like I am you can give it a hair cut to perfect you shape or give a denser looking pompom.





I really love these machines, I can finally make a non-terrible looking pompom and it only takes a couple of minutes!

Try experimenting with different yarns, colours and patterns and let me know how you get on.

Do you have any great crafts ideas for pompoms? Letting me know in the comments!

Bye!



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