Tutorial Tuesday – Clover Pom Pom Maker

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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! 

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You Will Need...Materials List for a Clover Pom Pom Maker Tutorial by Eliston Button - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

1. Grab your Yarn and your Clover Pom Pom Maker Tool - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

2. Open Up the Arms of the Tool on One Side - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

3. Start to Wrap the Yarn Around the Arms, Starting at one end... - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

3a. ...And Work Your Way Across - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

3b. Until it is Well Covered and Lovely and Chunky Looking! - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

4. Snip the End of the Yarn... - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

4b. ...And Close the Arms Tight to The Body of the Tool. - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

5. Open up the Arms on the other side of the Pom Pom Maker. - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

6. Repeat Steps 3-7 on This Side... - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

6a. ...So that Both Sides are Full of Yarny Goodness! - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

7. Grab Your Scissors and Start to Snip Between the Pair of Arms on One Side of the Pom Pom Maker - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

7a. Close Up of Scissors Snipping Along Between the Pair of Arms of the Pom Pom Maker - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

7b. You Should Start to See the Fluffy Magic Happening! - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

7c. Fluffy Pom Pom Goodness on One Side - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

8. Repeat Steps 11-14 on the Opposite Side of the Pom Pom Maker - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

8a. Be Sure to Keep the Arms Tight Closed to the Body to Stop the Yarn Escaping! - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

9. Cut a Short Length of Yarn - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

10. Wrap the Yarn in the Groove Around the Pom Pom Maker and Tie Tightly at the Top - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

11. Snip Off the Loose Ends. -Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

12. Open Up the Arms of the Pom Pom Maker... - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

12a. ...And Take Apart the Top and Bottom of the Tool - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

13. Fluff Up the Little Fluffy Ball Between your Hands... - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

14. You Can Give the Little Fluffy Pom Pom a Hair Cut Too if you Like to Make a Rounder Ball! - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

14a. And Voila! You Have Yourself Some Little Fluffy Balls of Pom Pom Goodness! - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

14b. Little Fluffy Balls of Pom Pom Goodness Made Using the Clover Pom Pom Maker Tool - Tutorial Tuesday - Clover Pom Pom Maker at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

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!

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