When I started this blog I had a feeling I’d have several projects that needed pompoms (then here it is three months in and not a single pompom required) and I ordered a set of pompom makers. I figured a good set would help make me a bit faster than other methods, and would keep the blog projects rolling along.
I ordered this set for around $6-7 on Amazon. There are several listings for a set of four, I’m sure any of them would be comparable. The shipping was a bit slower than prime, but faster than forever.
Funny fact, they’re labeled “knitting loom” but require no knitting, and then on the back it shows crocheted animals. I got a kick out of that.
I’ve had the set sitting around waiting for me to need a pompom, but tonight when I should have been leafing (two down! Two to go!) I started playing around with it.
In the past I’ve tried some various diy pompom methods, and usually it requires me to do a TON of trimming to shape, or is hard to make tight or full enough. I’ve also used a store bought maker shaped like rings, but I also found wrapping the yarn to be annoying because of the hole.
These pom pom makers were amazing!!! My first pom pom took no time at all, was pretty full, was easy to tie very tight, and as you can see only needs about two snips to be perfectly round.
At first I was a bit afraid because they seemed to have an amazing number of moving parts, but it really was super easy.
So if you make a lot of pompoms, dislike other diy methods, and/or love crafty gadgets I recommend these guys. I can’t speak yet for how long they last, but I’m quite happy with how easy they work. Now I really want to make a pompom garland for the holidays!