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Friday, 17 January 2014

Pom Pom Wonder Machine

While watching Kirsty's Homemade Christmas with Mum over Christmas we stared agog at the screen as we watched Miss Allsop and Friend demonstrate a wonderful machine. A machine that made pom poms in minutes. No more cutting cardboard into donuts. No more spending hours threading a piece of wool though a too small hole. No more boredom. MAGIC. A Pom Pom Wonder Machine. 

We hastily logged onto Amazon to try and get our hands on one of these machines and to our dismay they were all sold out (we had been watching on +1, everyone obviously had got there before us) so we ended up going for super tiny pom pom makers. They arrived, I fiddled with them and within minutes I had created a perfectly formed little pom pom. You can get the just of the method below...
I know have a whole bowl of different coloured Pom Poms on the coffee table and I really don't know what to do with them. I guess I should have thought about that before buying the Pom Pom Wonder Machine.

 If you have a need for loads of Pom Poms or just fancy a  Pom Pom making spree, you can find the ones we bought here and a quick search of amazon can find you all different sizes. 

What could I do with all these Pom Poms?!

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  1. You should knit some little hats for the Innocent Big knit and use them to adorn the tops in a jaunty fashion. I made my own pompoms when I knitted the hat (submit in October, btw, so a while to go!) and they were embarrassingly awful.

    I have absolutely no use for a pompom maker, BUT, they're so cool that I really want one :P

    1. That is a great idea, I am not a great knitter so this would give me some good practice too! I am sure mine would make your's look like designer hats :) x

  2. That looks an awesome and handy little machine! I remember making them as a kid using the cardboard rings and I think it was last year I picked up some vintage plastic rings for pom pom making (that were an epic fail). You could always decorate the edge of a scarf with them?!

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    2. Major sausage fingers this morning-let's try again!
      Tried the plastic rings too, they sucked!! And definitely yes to hats and scarves or wander over to Totnes with them, you'll make a killing!
      M x

    3. We did Cardboard rings when we were little too, I used to get so bored after 10 minutes of it! I have never heard of plastic rings though, guess they are more durable! I was thinking of a scarf, I am sure I have a primark monstrosity I could jazz up a little :) x

    4. And the rate I am going (still!!) I could set up a pom pom shop in Totnes, I would be a sorted for life. And it would be right next to the fudge shop .... obviously ;) x


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