I have always wanted to learn to make yarn pom-poms, but that whole thing with the two pieces of cardboard and winding just never worked for me. In fact, I guess I'm just not smart enough to figure it out, and usually I am pretty good at that kind of thing. But ... during the Christmas holidays, as I was following Christy Campbell Tomlinson on facebook and she had been making pom-pom garlands to decorate her home, and she showed a picture of her sitting in bed (well, actually her feet) with pom-poms and yarn all around her, and one of these things in the mix ...
I have made over 30 of the pom-poms and have made a couple of Valentines garlands. This picture is really bad, but you can get the idea ...
I am loving these garlands ... you could do them for a child's room, classrooms, your mantle for holidays, and I think several strands together would be beautiful over a window as a topper. Oh! wouldn't all white pom-pom garlands would be beautiful for a wedding or bridal shower decorations!
But other than making garlands, I can see many ways of using the little fluffy balls of yarn in my crafts! Just yesterday I finished a Valentine's tag for a swap I am doing and it has a cute little hand made pom-pom hanging from the bottom of it. Go to Pinterest and search for yarn pom-pom crafts and look at all the great ideas. And if you are interested in learning to make birds and animals from pom-poms, you can find some great tutorials HERE.
And kids ... wow! I think kids of all ages would love making pom-poms! I am a child of the 50's and 60's and I remember girls making pom-poms to tie on their roller skates, majorette boots, tied into their hair and more. Girls today love color and texture and the wow factor, and anyone who can use scissors safely could make pom-poms by the dozens!
So, what do I rate the Clover Pom-Pom Maker??? Well, considering the fact I am now in love and addicted, I had no choice but to give this product
I love it when someone come up with a new way to make an old craft, and that is what the folks at Clover have done in a product that is easy to use and fairly inexpensively. Thanks for joining me today, and please come back soon! Blessings,