Tried & Tested: The Clover Pom Pom Maker

Tried & Tested: The Clover Pom Pom Maker

Tried & Tested: The Clover Pom Pom Maker

August 12, 2014 | Tried & Tested | 1 Comment

Pom poms are rad- that’s a fact! I recently shared a selection of amazing makes found on Pinterest featuring these little yarn delights and now, I have to make some for some projects of my very own!

Here’s a little known fact about me. I can’t make pom poms. I know. I’m a grown woman, who runs a business, manages a home, I can sew, bake, knit and generally considers myself to be a fabulously functioning adult. Yet, the pom pom is my nemesis.

Yes! I know the principle, cutting circles of card, neatly wrapping the yarn, snipping and tying tight. Yet my results are always rather lacking. At worst I have a carpet covered with itty bits of useless shippings of yarn and at best I have a very feeble, wilted looking pom pom. Well, friends, not any more. Puffy voluminous pom poms are now well within my grasp!

If, like me, your pom pom attempts always leave you feeling a little deflated, or your project or make requires a vast quantities of these little woolly wonders then the folks at Clover have the perfect solution for you! Friends, I give you The Clover Pom Pom Maker! You might not be sure what all the fuss is about, so I’ve Tried & Tested The Clover Pom Pom Maker to show you that the perfect pom pom is quick & easy…even for a pom pom failure like myself!

Clover Pom Pom 1The Clover Pom Pom maker comes in a range of different sizes, meaning that you can create thiese woolly accents in any size you need to suit your project!

Using them couldn’t be simpler, ball of yarn to puffy pom pom in under 5 minutes flat – check this out!

Clover Pom Pom 2Grab your supplies…
Clover Pom Pom Maker in chosen size
Ball of yarn
Scissors
Cotton or waste yarn
Clover Pom Pom 3Begin by opening up the hinged sections of the Clover Pom Pom Maker – this will create two half moon shapes at either side.
Clover Pom Pom 4With these moved outwards away from the centre you can get wrapping the yarn…with ease! You don’t have to try and navigate around a cardboard shape, you can simply wrap, wrap, wrap! And, once you’ve finished wrapping one side, you just move on to the second side and wrap that in just the same way.
Clover Pom Pom 5When both of the side have been wrapped, fold the hinged sections back in towards the centre. As with any pom pom, the more you wrap the yarn the more puffy and voluminous the finished pom pom will be – this is why the Clover Pom Pom Maker is ace – you can keep on wrapping to your hearts content, it never gets tricky and you can fold the side in and check your progress…so you can always open it up and add even more yarn if you feel it needs to be even more woolly!
Clover Pom Pom 6Now to the snipping part, my prior experiences with making pom poms usually end badly from this point! With the two sides of the Pom Pom Maker folded in a neat guide is create along which to slide the tips of your scissors to cut the yarn.
Clover Pom Pom 7Once the yarn has all been cut the Pom Pom maker holds it all securely in place allowing you to wrap a length of cotton or waste yarn tightly around the centre of the snipped strands…without the pom pom falling apart into a hopeless bundle of fluff!
Clover Pom Pom 8Once snipped and tied your pom pom is ready to be release into the wild. And, that’s easy too! The centre part of the Pom Pom Maker can be easy pulled apart – so no more wrestling with bits of cardboard, trying not to rip them and trying not to pull the pom pom apart in your efforts.
Clover Pom Pom 10 Then when your done and your pom pom is free, you just clip the two parts back together and it’s ready to use again…and again…and again!
Clover Pom Pom 9My very favourite thing about the Clover Pom Pom Maker is not only that it makes the perfect pom pom every time, but that you can make pom poms in a whole host of different sizes. Now, is there anything more cute that a cluster of these woolly wonders?

♥ – ♥ – ♥

Clover Pom-Pom Maker RRP£ 6.60 available in a range of sizes including Large (65 & 85mm), Small (35 & 45mm) and Extra Small (20 & 25mm).

Clover products are available nationwide from all good craft, knitting and hobby shops. For stockist information, contact Clover clover@stockistenquiries.co.uk or call 01453 883581. 

 


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    Julie

    August 13, 2014

    very cute, and a nice tutorial! I have always wondered how to use pom pom makers, they seemed fiddly to me before, but this looks very cool and easy!


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