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Clover Pom-Pom Maker

When I think of pom poms, I think of my first pair of ice skates embellished with the pom poms my Mom made that each had a tiny bell inside. Wow… that’s a stroll down memory lane.

Fast forward a few years and check out the coolest pom pom maker on the market. Clover has created the next generation pom pom maker!

This tool is available in several sizes to make pom poms as small as 1/2″, 3/4″, 1 3/8″, 1 5/8″, and even heart-shaped pom poms — just perfect for Valentine projects.

I purchased a set of two of the medium-sized Clover sets (above) which are the perfect sized embellishments for the types of projects I create… baby booties, knitted projects, and general crafting needs. This size kit makes 1 3/8″ and 1 5/8″ pom poms.

This is a very handy tool to have and it’s really easy to use following the instructions included in the packet.

 

Just open the tool to expand the bobbin portion of the pom pom maker…

 

 

 Wind the yarn around each separate portion of the bobbin…(I used a double strand of yarn)
Snap it back into the original position…
Begin cutting into the groove that separates the two bobbins…
Cut through all of the strands of yarn and tie with a strand of yarn (I use double strands to keep it secure)…
Remove the bobbin from the pom pom by separating the two bobbin parts…
 Trim the long strands of the pom pom with scissors but keep a tail to secure to your project…

 

 

And voila!!  You are ready. Just secure to your project using the strands of yarn that secured the pom pom together.
This knitted cable scarf is perfectly complimented with the pom poms secured at each end.

 

 

 

Here’s another project using the smallest pom-pom maker in this kit… a pair of darling baby booties that are perfect for keeping the tiniest of tootsies toasty warm.
These two pom poms were also made using the smallest bobbin in this kit. I simply crocheted a chain to attach the pom poms and used this as an embellishment for this handmade paper project — a paper box ready for Christmas cookie gifts.
Pom poms are perfect little additions to all sorts of knitted and crocheted accessories (baby items, winter caps, scarves and more) as well as paper projects. Clover pom pom makers can be found at most yarn and craft stores in the notions section. I hope you will give these a try. The applications for pom poms in crafting is endless!
Want more information? Check out Susie Ziegler’s review from January 2009 here.

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7 Responses to Clover Pom-Pom Maker

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    Jane O November 8, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    I concur with your review! The Clover pom-pom is a fabulous tool compared to the other ones I’ve tried. Now if only I could figure out how to use the Clover Heart pom-pom maker?! I’ll be one of your first readers of the day if you can figure out how to use that one.

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    FIORI FALSI November 8, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    The majority of products that make simple tasks “easier” just end up making me more frustrated. This seems different- I will definitely have to try out the pom pom maker

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    Libby at PSA Stamp Camp November 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    I have never heard of this product before and your review makes me want one! I love how easy it seems – great pictures.

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    Monica K. November 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    This looks so cool! I might have to try this out. 🙂

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    cathye November 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    This really does make it easy to make perfect pom-poms. I always struggle with the other plastic ones and never got good results with a home-made cardboard form.

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    nopinkhere November 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    It makes it look so easy!

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    Becky November 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Yippee!!! How did you know I needed a pom pom maker for the hats I’m making my granddaughters?? So many options and no real descriptions…you’ve saved the day! Thanks SO much!!