DIY Pom Pom Cat Toy

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The Clover pom pom maker is a great tool for making pom poms and what a perfect toy for cats!  Tie a string around the pom pom and you can dangle it for your cat for hours of fun with your favorite feline friend!

Materials:

Clover pom pom maker
yarn, any color
string to secure and hang, any color
thread scissors

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The clover pom pom maker comes in several sizes and can be purchased at your local craft store.  I got the large pom pom maker from Michael’s with my 40% off coupon.

The package comes with detailed instructions, but you can follow my directions if you want to see how the pom pom maker works before buying it.

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The pom pom maker comes apart into two pieces.

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To make a pom pom, put the two pieces together and line them up.

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Next, open two of the arcs.

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Wrap yarn around the arcs.

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Attach yarn to maker using a simple loop knot.

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Wrap yarn tightly around arc.

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Continue until the entire arc is covered with yarn.

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Trim yarn with several spare inches.

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Tie yarn into a knot to secure.

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Repeat on the other side.

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Cut yarn right down the middle of the arc.

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Be careful not to move the pom pom maker too much after you’ve cut the yarn.  It’s loose at this point.

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Wrap a piece of strong thread around the middle.

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Tie a knot in the thread and pull tight.

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Tie the other way to make a square knot.

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Make sure you pull the string as tight as you can.  If the string is loose, yarn could fall out of the pom pom.

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Trim the string.

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Lift arc on each side.

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Remove one side of the maker and lift off pom pom.

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Tuck the end of the hanging string under the pom pom string.

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Tie in a double knot.

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Fluff yarn into a ball and trim off stray pieces.

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