How Do You Make Your PomPoms?

So how do you make your pompoms?  I have struggled on many attempts  to make a nice, full attractive pompom and doing it on the cheap.  By that I mean, like wrapping it around cardboard, checkbook cover, small book or anything that would hold my yarn.

But I broke down and purchased this handy gadget and pom pom making has become fun and rewarding.  I now can actually make the pom poms I desired.

One side of maker wrapped

Both sides wrapped

First side cut

Both sides cut and ready for tying

Tied and ready to take off of maker

Ready for a quick shake to fluff it

Ready for trimming if needed.
This is the maker I used-Clover Pom Pom Maker and well worth the price for the amount of time it has saved me. Finish off your knitting or crochet project with a professional looking Pom Pom.