Hello there lovely Buttoneers! As most of the months this year, April has flown by in the blink of an eye but I am definitely enjoying the sunnier days and the lighter nights. What are you enjoying most about Spring? I have found myself crafting in between my Create 30 makes a bit more than usual this month. I think I am always eager to make more with my hands when I end up spending more and more time in front of my laptop writing blog posts or typing out Eliston Button Etsy Shop listings, instead of making and creating and generally filling up my time with lots of arty, crafty goodness. I think balance is key, but sometimes it’s just the way it flows!
My creative brain always craves less screen time and my crafty fingers feel twitchy if they haven’t created something in a while!
I love to fill evenings cosied up in front of the T.V. with makes that I can create without too much thought or attention. I love to use snippets of time to add just one more row of knitting or weave just one more line of colour into a work-in-progress, It keeps the creative juices flowing and stops my mind getting bored of endless computer days or admin filled chunks of time. Lately it has been pom poms for daaaayyyyys!
I have always had a huge place in my heart for Pom Poms.
I remember waaaayyyy back in primary school being taught how to make my first pom pom from wool and a small disc of cardboard – even at that young age my stubborn and crafty brain thought it would never work and I would surely just end up with a pile of scraps if I cut the wrong bit or wrapped it all the wrong way!
Never the less it worked and at that young age (and admittedly now too!) it was pure magic hen the pom pom popped out!
I vividly remember clutching my pom pom in my chubby little felt tip stained, poster paint smudged hands for the whole walk home from school with my Mum!
I am pretty sure some of them still reside in my Mum and Dad’s Christmas decoration box!
These little balls of fluffy goodness add so much cheer to just about anything and a few years ago I discovered the Clover Pom Pom Maker tool and it revolutionised the way I made pom poms! I am in no way being paid to write this tutorial, I genuinely just love my pom pom makers – they come is lots of different sizes – and a few times have been asked on social media how I make them so dense/fluffy/round and just so adorable, so I thought I would answer all of the questions in a cute and super fun tutorial for you all!
I can’t wait to see your fluffy makes! Be sure to tag me as @elistonbutton on social media so I can see how the colourful cuteness turns out!
So there you go! How did you get on? If I have missed anything out or if you have a different way of making the Clover pom pom maker tool please share away in the comments – I love to hear your thoughts, tips and tricks to make crafting easy and super fun!
What colour would you make the little fluffy pom poms? Maybe multi-coloured or you would trim them into different shapes? I would love to hear all about it!
If you are stuck as to what to do with your pom poms once they are made, I have started a Playful Pom Poms board on Pinterest and I have a super fun and colourful home decor handmade tutorial in the works for a future blog post – so keep your eyes peeled!
Don’t forget to tag @elistonbutton if you try this tutorial out – I love seeing your crafty goodness! You can pop over and follow me on Instagram for snippets of life, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and a lot of Art, Design, Craft and Adventure! I would love to check out your feeds too, so pop your links in the comments so I can explore.
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Until next time, meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!