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10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
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10-Minute Pom Pom Planner Clip

I’m testing the waters with something new to the blog: Dollar Store Crafts. All of them will still be yarn-related. They will require yarn or crochet skills to finish. But they will feature upcycled, decorated, or repurposed items I find at the dollar store or thrift store.

I LOVE my local Dollar Tree. I spend a lot of time wandering around in there, looking for cool items I can use for crafts or ways to get creative and/or organized.

This week, I picked up these GIANT paper clips in the stationary section. They were marketed as “bookmarks.” They had these ugly poms on them already, so I decided that I could do better and go bigger.

Everyone knows I love planner clips. 🙂

This also makes a great stash buster!

Pom-Pom Planner Clip Tutorial

10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
BIIIIIG paper clips! They are 4″ long! (Pen is for scale.)

If you don’t have a pom pom maker, here is a tutorial on how to make one out of cardboard. Or you can purchase one on Amazon, here. I use the Susan Bates simple Pom-Pom makers, but there are lots on the market that are more fancy.

10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
Wrap scraps around the two sides of your Pom-Pom maker.
10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
Click the two sides of the pom-pom maker together to form a circle. Around the edge, between the two halves of the pom-pom maker, use scissors to cut yarn.
10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
With all yarn cut, string a long scrap of yarn between the sides of the pom-pom maker, along the place you just cut. Tie and pull TIGHT. Gently unclip the sides and pull each piece of the pom-pom maker out of the yarn.
10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
Trim around the whole pom until it is round and relatively even.
10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
Pull open the outside end of the paper clip and push it through the center of the pom pom. Be sure it goes through the knot you tied to create the pom.
10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
Push pom onto clip around to the short side.

Ta da! Easy, fast, and fun, right? What a great way to add a splash of color to my planner! And it goes great with my gel pens!

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10 minute dollar store tutorial for pom pom planner clip, scrap buster, simple project
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Yarn on,

Kati

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