Thursday, 26 March 2015

Pom Pom Perfection

 Pom Pom Makers have been a bestseller of ours for a while...and i'm not surprised, who wouldn't love these fun little gadget's?! They are certainly a far cry from the cereal box cutouts we used to use as kids and so much quicker!
These are so easy to use, even my five year old managed to master it after a couple of attempts but the design of them is a little perplexing if you have not come across them before so i've put together a little tutorial for you.
So here it is, 9 easy steps to Pom Pom Perfection. 

1. Open up each side of the Pom Pom Maker. Holding two of the arms together, wrap your chosen yarn around them. Continue until all the plastic is covered. It should look like a plump satsuma segment! Trim off and close this side of the Pom Pom maker.
2. Repeat the same actions on the opposite side, ensuring the thickness of your wrapping is even on both sides of the Pom Pom maker.
3. Trim excess yarn and close. 
4. With sharp scissors cut along the gap through the centre of the Pom Pom maker
5. Ensure all strands of yarn are cut. 
6. Cut another length of yarn to secure your Pom Pom. Make it long enough to tie a secure know and to hang if you wish.
7. Carefully tie a knot, ensuring it is tight around the centre of the Pom Pom maker. I like to double it up just in case.
8. Open up the arms of the Pom Pom maker and pull apart at the centre gently.
9. Fluff up your Pom Pom and trim any uneven or loose threads.
All finished!Once you have got the hang of it you can have hours of fun playing around with different colour combos and textures. And why not stop there, if you use pure wool to make your pom pom's you can felt them either under a warm tap or in the washing machine and create some fab wool beads! 

Sarah x

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