Pom Pompadore

I know what you are thinking: “Has it come to this – has she really started decorating the paper towel roller?” The answer is no, and yes. This was originally intended as the first in a set of napkin rings for Christmas. A sort of yarny tribute to bolo ties. However, the pom-poms were a little huge for napkins, so this will probably end up sealing a gift bag or something. In the meantime it is true that I am letting it linger on the paper towels because I like it – guilty as charged.

But the real reason I am letting you see this is that I just feel compelled to give it up to Clover, the makers of the all new pom-pom maker. I mean, pom-poms have never been hard to make, but has it ever been fun? I will answer that myself – no, it has been tedious. I am just so pleased that we live in a country where baseline pom-pom making devices are no longer going to cut it. Somewhere, someone (and probably a board-room of someones) addressed this need. They said to one another, “Why are we letting people make half hearted pom-poms on their fingers? We must help them to make large and fluffy and fabulous pom- poms with very little work.”

So all I’m saying is you should rush out to your local Michael’s and support this great work. They come in lots of sizes, all the way up to 4 1/2″ diameter. And seriously, with the holidays coming, let no surface remain unpom-pommed. I am sure my house will be positively littered with them, because my girls are already addicted, to say nothing of myself.

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7 thoughts on “Pom Pompadore

  1. It is actually just called the “pom pom maker”. In my Michaels it is near the knitting/emroidery accressories if that helps.

  2. Love it! . . . the Martha Stewart Holidays magazine has other delightful projects–beaded letters, ribbon ornaments, stuffed lambs & pigs . . .

  3. Ok, those are hilarious! Don’t get me wrong, they are hilarious in a good way! 🙂 I love the idea of using them on gift-bags. Pom-pom on, Rachel!

  4. That reminds me of a post The Nester did…it was on tassels, and she was showing improper ways of using tassels. Your paper towel picture reminded me of the photo where she’d hung one on the toilet flusher. lol Although I’d take the paper towels over the toilet.

  5. Hi, I just bought a pom pom maker at Michaels and I wonder if it is the same as yours. Mine has 3 rings, white, blue and pink that interlock to make different sized pom poms. But I can’t figure out how to do it. If you have any helpful hints, I would appreciate it. You pom poms look so even and full. Thanks.

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