Over a year ago the kids and I were on a short pom pom making kick. There was a pom pom 4-H project and lots of experiments. I knew you could make pom poms from a simple piece of cardboard, your fingers, or even a fork. But, I saw somewhere that there was a pompom maker. I sought them out when we had a chance to shop. We now have 4 maybe 5 different sizes of makers. My conclusion? I think the cardboard technique probably works just as well as these purchased forms. But, at least with these, our size stays consistent and I have a new gadget!
While the kids were making theirs, I had to make some too. You know pom poms aren't just for kids. :)
And, I hung them in my sewing room.
I made mine on the largest form (4") and wrapped each one about 100 wraps. I also made them kind of ratty and roughed them up quite a bit for a shabby look. I did not trim them to make them round. I hung them from a piece of died sari silk I bought from Etsy. That ribbon is soooo neat!
This is the yarn I used. It's a really big skein. I could make enough pom poms to go across town and back I think!
I could see these in white/off white for all the white lovers out there hanging across a corner vignette.
I think they could work for Christmas decor too across a shelf or mantle. The key is to get a nubby, soft yarn in a color that will work for you.