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DIY Perfect Planner Pom Pom Markers

Posted by Kim Dellow

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I’m going a bit Pom Pom crazy at the moment. Ever since I got hold of the Clover Pom Pom makers, I just can’t stop Pom Pom making. So my make today is a simple little page marker that you can create with the smallest of the Extra Small Pom Pom makers for using with your notebooks, planners and journals.

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Here Is What You Will Need:

Clover Pom Pom Maker Extra Small

Wool or Thread

Paperclips or shaped clips

Scissors

Wool or embroidery needle

Let’s Make!

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Open up one side of the Pom Pom maker, hold the end of the wool or thread tightly to one side then start winding the wool or thread around the arc of the Pom Pom maker arm. Keep on winding until you have completely covered the arc but can still close the arm easily. Then open the other side of the Pom Pom maker and bring the wool or thread through to start winding around the other arc.

When both arcs are covered, close the arms and cut through the centre of the wound wool or thread. Then use a strong piece of wool or thread to tie a knot around the centre of the Pom Pom, pulling it as tight as you can.

Tip

It takes a few layers of wool or thread to make a Pom Pom; how many layers will completely depend on what wool or thread you are using. You might want to experiment a little to get the numbers of layers right.

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Open up the Pom Pom maker arms and then split the Pom Pom maker apart so that you can remove the Pom Pom. Then take some time to puff up the Pom Pom and get it into shape. You may need to do a bit of trimming too.

Tip

Try cupping the new Pom Pom in your hands and shaking it around a few times to help get it into shape.

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Next work out how long you need the page marker to be. Measure out the thread against the notebook, planner or journal you want to use it in and then double it up so that you have a folded piece of thread that reaches to the top of the page and back.

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Use a wool needle or other large-eye needle to thread one of the Pom Poms into the folded end of the thread you measured in Step 3. Then thread the other Pom Pom with the two open ends of the thread and tie them off.

Trim the excess thread and you now have a Pom Pom on each end. Fold the thread in half again to make a loop and pass the two Pom Poms through the loop, thread the loop onto the paperclip and pull tight to secure it.

Tip

Coloured paperclips work really well for these page markers but you could also use those fun shaped paperclips as well.

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A totally cute way to mark your page, don’t you think? But watch out: Pom Pom making is addictive!

Thanks for popping by.

Kim Dellow