These little balls of yarn are a joy to add to your craft projects! Pom poms are quick and easy to make and great for using up any odd scraps of yarn.


You may remember as a child trying to make these by hand with circles of cardboard. While that is still a great way to make one or two, it can become tiresome if you want to make dozens.

That's where pom pom makers come in! With these nifty gadgets, you can make a ton of pom poms faster than using the DIY method. They work well for larger projects such as a pom pom wreath.

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What’s a pom pom maker?

A pom pom maker is a device used to make pom poms in various sizes. You wrap yarn around the device, bring it together and cut it into a pom pom shape. It makes the whole process a lot quicker and easier than using cardboard.

How to use a pom pom maker?

When you purchase a pom pom maker, instructions on how to use it are usually included. We also have a guide on how to use a pom pom maker right here on Gathered if you need a hand.

Best pom pom makers to buy

1. Abomoy pom pom maker

pom pom maker

If you’re looking for a low-cost and versatile way to make pom poms, this one's for you. The set includes four different sizes: 1.4in, 1.8in, 2.5in and 3.4in. This gives you a great deal of versatility when it comes to your pom pom crafts.

Each pom pom maker is in a different shade of pastel colour, making them pleasing to the eye and practical. They would make an excellent addition to any craft kit.

2. Clover extra large pom pom maker

Clover extra large pom pom maker

Make a pom pom the size of your hand! This extra-large pom pom maker produces mega pom poms with ease. It creates a finished size of approximately 11.5cm.

These extra large pom poms are great for all sorts of crafting. If you're going for that big, fluffy look on your knitted accessories like hats and scarves, using oversized pom poms is a great way to achieve it!

They can be used in so many different ways, like in wreaths or other decorative arrangements. Their size really makes them stand out and adds a lot of impact to any project they're a part of.

3. Wooden doughnut pom pom maker

Wooden doughnut pom pom maker

If you want to take your pom pom making to the next level, then these stylish wooden makers are for you.

With a cute doughnut design, there’s nothing else like them on the market! Your pom pom making experience will be effortless with these high-quality beechwood tools.

The doughnut pom pom maker creates a medium-sized pom pom approximately 2.7in in diameter. These are perfect for a variety of crafting projects, such as wreaths, statement earrings and garlands.

4. Extra large pom pom making kit

extra large pom pom maker

If you thought you’d already seen the biggest pom pom maker on our list, think again! Fat Pom Poms have created a maker which makes a mega 30cm pom pom.

You might be wondering: how much yarn will I need? Well, Fat Pom Poms have already worked that out for you. This kit contains 800g of high-quality yarn, in a rainbow of colours! You’ll also get a thick cord and scissors in the kit plus helpful instructions.

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If you already have the yarn, you can buy the Fat Pom Poms maker individually. It’s a great way to use up any leftover balls of yarn.

5. Pom pom maker 6 in 1

Pom pom maker 6 in 1

This 6-in-1 pom pom maker is ideal for crafters who want to make a variety of pom pom sizes with ease. With this nifty design, you can create 6 sizes with only one piece of wood. The sizes you can make are 2cm, 4cm, 6cm, 8cm, 10cm and 11cm.

The pom pom maker is ideal for projects that use multiple pom poms of different sizes. A perfect example of this would be the pom pom Christmas wreath which uses three sizes.

Create a pom pom apron!

Now you’ve got the skills to create a bunch of pom poms quickly, why not make the most of them with this cute pom pom apron tutorial?

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6. Macaron pom pom maker

Macaron pom pom maker

If you love macarons and pom pom making, you’re in for a treat. Combine your two favourite things with this adorable pale pink pom pom maker shaped like a macaron.

This stylish creation is by the Pom Maker. It’s an original design, and we haven’t seen another like it! The result is a small pom pom between 2-2.7in, but you can use less yarn to create smaller poms.

7. Mini pom pom maker by Clover

Mini pom pom maker by Clover

This pom pom maker creates teeny tiny poms great for jewellery and other intricate crafts. They work particularly well as earrings creating a bold and colourful look! The pom pom maker only creates one size which is approximately 1in in diameter.

You can choose the yarn colour that suits your style and make yourself the perfect set. Why not try glitter yarn at Christmas time?

8. Pom pom bee decoration

pom pom bee maker

Kids will be buzzing about this cute project! This pom pom kit comes with black, yellow and white yarn for your bee. It also comes with a ribbon to hang your finished piece. This kit is an excellent place to start getting kids interested in crafting.

9. Animal pom pom maker

Animal pom pom maker

Pom poms are not just rounded, they can be cut into cute shapes like these animal faces!

There are four designs to choose from: a penguin, a bear, a hedgehog or a bunny, each as cute as the last! The kit includes yarn, a pom pom maker, eyes, felt shapes and glue.

If you already have the yarn, then try our free bear pom pom tutorial.

10. 5 in 1 pom pom maker tool

5 in 1 pom pom maker tool

This fabulous tool doesn’t just create pom poms in a variety of sizes – it can be used for tassels, friendship bracelets, cords, and weaving too!

It’s a simple yet versatile tool and will make an ideal addition to any craft stash. If you’re unsure how to use it, you’ll find a helpful tutorial video on The Loomes YouTube channel.

Put your pom pom maker to good use

Take your makes to the next level by incorporating pom poms! They are easy to make yet look impactful, and they’ll brighten up any project.


Pom pom projects to brighten your day!

Are you looking for more pom pom crafts? Try this gorgeous scandi-inspired pom pom blanket, that will really cosy up your space.

How to make a pom pom blanket


Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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