A while ago I wrote about these fabulous pompom makers which I bought as a slight indulgence for a bit of Xmas crafty silliness. They’ve been worth their weight in £1 coins though and we’ve had masses of fun with them already, as have a quantity of people who have visited. Pom pom making is very therapeutic when it is easy and these really ARE easy.
I ended up being most pleased with this pompom garland swag that I made to go up in the window. It was really cheap, made from £1 balls of Robin DK yarn from our local cheapy shop, in an assortment of rich colours. I think there are about 40 pompoms and it can’t have cost more than £12 in all. It felt stupidly lovely too – Max and I ended up with it sat on our lap like a pet snake! It would make a good draft excluder too 😆
There has also been much fun with a pompom Christmas tree (4 of varying sizes, in two wools wrapped simultaneously and covered in tiny fluff balls from Tesco) and snowman display. They look gorgeous and are largely due to the brilliant and patient Maddy for patience in putting it all together. Buttons and felt made all the accessories.
I would say these pom pom makers deserve full on purchasing, they are a great craft cupboard addition. The Large blue, green, medium blue, yellow and light pink ones are the best value and work the best (extra large, large and small here) and the dark pink and purple, which are extra small and the same size, don’t work quite so well. We’ve had so much fun and I’m definitely inspired to try more with them.