How To Use a Pom Pom Maker

Ever wondered how to make a perfectly rounds and fluffy pom pom? The trick is to use a doughnut shaped pom pom maker tool. I’ll show you how easy it is to make perfect pom poms with my step-by-step pom pom maker instructions.

How to use a pom pom maker

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I picked up this awesome set of Pom Pom makers in Japan at the most amazing department store called Tokyu Hands. Tokyu Hands is my idea of crafty heaven, it has everything a crafty person could ever dream of wanting, and then a million things more.

I’ve always wanted one of these little gadgets, because making pom poms the old fashioned way, with 2 doughnut shaped cards, is a bit time consuming. The pack came with 4 contraptions in different sizes, I thought you may like to see how easy it was to use.

I’ve tried tons of different pom pom making methods, and I always go back to using this pom pom making gadget because it makes a consistently round and dense pom pom without the need for excessive trimming like some other methods.

I’ve also explained 3 different methods for making a pom pom in the video included in this post.

If you fancy super fluffy pom poms, I share my secret for making super fluffy pom poms with a simple and unexpected tool over here – How to make extra fluffy Pom Poms

How to use a pom pom maker

If you can’t get to Japan, I’ve found a similar pom pom maker on Amazon, which works in exactly the same way.

You will need:

How to make a Pom Pom with a Pom Pom Maker

How to use a pom pom maker
1. Gather your supplies.

2 & 3. Match up the holes and bumps of the two halves.

4. Wrap your yarn around one half until the hole in the middle is all full (I have used a few strands of yarn to make the wrapping process a bit faster).

How to use a pom pom maker

5. Repeat with the other half.

6. Close the two halves together and click the latch (forgot to photograph this step sorry).

7. Cut round the outside of the ring, your scissor will fit inside the groove.

8. Take a length of yarn and slip it through the gap of the two rings, tie off firmly.

How to use a pom pom maker

9. Remove Pom Pom maker.

10. Trim to neaten, and you’re done!

I’ll be using this and many other pom poms to decorate a project that is still kicking around in my head.

Here are several easy pompom crafts that you can make with your pompoms:


  • little love says:

    Dear God! I NEED some of these! I've got so many projects I want o use pom poms for but have ended up having a tantrum or two after trying to make them the old fashioned way. Now I need to get me some of teeso I can pom pom away! xx

  • Jacki says:

    So cute! I want one! Actually, I think I need to visit Japan to get some of these cute gadgets!

  • {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow says:

    I'm just waiting for my pom pom makers to arrive. I'll be pom pomming all summer once they get here 🙂

  • Mhairi says:

    In Australia I have picked these up in the Asian shops that sell all the Hello kitty stuff. Also out local large crafts shop – Spotlight – sells them.
    I LOVE these, they are great for young children, they are fast and so easy and they make great pompoms.

  • Anonymous says:

    A far cry from my cardboard version we used in school.. but you know those two cut outs work just as well!

  • Anonymous says:

    Get them on Ebay, plenty to choose

  • Jackie says:

    You can also use CDs!!

  • Beth says:

    I have had these pom pom makers for ages and your pics helped me work out how to use them. I don’t see anyone doing this on any sites on how to make pom poms…. but if you want smooth fluffy pom poms get the fine wire cat brushes and brush the pom till is fluffy… just make sure you are holding it firmly while brushing. U can trim stragglers after.

  • susan says:

    Thank you! I just couldn”t work this out from the few lines of instructions with the device and this makes it so clear!

  • Chant says:

    I love this thing, but I forgot how to use it and did the two halfs seperatly. Thanks for this, cause’ I’ve already made 7!!!

  • Dottie says:

    Never knew they made a Pom Pom maker! Thanks 🥰

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