There is something beautifully nostalgic about making pom poms. They are a reminder of childhood play, are easy to make and don't need complicated materials. I recently had a lovely crafternoon with friends and one of the makes on our list was pom poms. We didn't really have a pom pom purpose - we'd just spoken about them a few times recently. In my craft stash I have a plastic pom pom maker which is produced by Pony, so I thought I'd do a little comparison of old skool cereal box pom poms versus new fangled plastic pom pom maker.
- Cheap! You can make the template from any kind of cardboard, posh or not. A great way is with old cereal boxes.
- You can make whatever size you like. If you can draw the circle, you can use it to make a pom pom.
- The card template is a little more flexible than the plastic ones, so it can be a little easier to pull the yarn or thread through the middle. Especially as you get towards the end of the
- It's easier when cutting the pom pom to slide the scissors between the two bits of card.
- Depending on the thickness of the cardboard, sometimes it is difficult to pull the card off without ripping or cutting.
- Sturdy and durable, you can make many a pom pom with these templates.
- Cost effective - one purchase and many makes.
- Good for a consistent pom pom.
- Restricted to the sizes they come in.
- Can be little difficult to get the scissors in between the plastic discs when cutting the pom pom.
There's not much in it really - old skool pips new fangled to the post by a whisker. However, in reality, both are great for making marvellous pom poms.
Want some more pom pom ideas?
- How about a 60-second giant pom pom? Handmade Charlotte has a tutorial here.
- You could make some super cute animal pom poms. Take a look at Mr Printables' blog here.
- Perhaps a few pom pom flowers? Click here for ideas from Everything Etsy blog. They have displayed theirs in a yarn wrapped bottle. If you fancy making your own, take a look at my tutorial from last year on making a jar in to a vase.