Easy DIY: Felt Pom Pom Garland

Hello Crafters!

I have a super easy, super fun, and super cute DIY project to share with you today!

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Supplies:

  • Felt Balls (I bought this pack on Amazon)
  • Twine
  • Sharp scissors
  • Large eye needle
  • Clear nail polish (optional)

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The felt balls I purchased are a grab bag of 50, so I had no idea what colors I was going to get until I opened the package.

1) Separate your felt balls by color

This will make it much easier to see what colors you have and what color scheme you want for your garland.

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2) Choose your garland color

After looking at my color choices, I chose orange, purple, and pink for my first garland.

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3) Lay your balls out in some sort of pattern

I chose an alternating pattern, because my choices were limited by the number of purple balls I had.

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4) Thread your large eye needle with twine

I chose white twine for this garland, because I thought it would go best with my color palette.

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5) Begin stringing your garland

I eyeballed where I thought the middle of each pom pom was and threaded them accordingly.  If your balls aren’t perfectly centered, that’s okay!  I know that a few of mine are a little wonky!  That just adds a littler personality to the project! 🙂

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6) Keep on threading

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Once all your pom poms are threaded, we’re going to tie off the garland.

7) Create a small loop at the end of your garland

You can either cut your twine before or after creating your loop.  I cut my thread after just in case something went wrong with the string or loop.

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8) Tie a knot to create a small loop for hanging your garland

9) Cut off the excess twine

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10) Do steps 7-9 again to create another loop on the other side of the garland

(Optional step) 11) Paint your knots with clear nailpolish

I like to paint my knots with polish to insure that they don’t come untied at any time.

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12) Enjoy your pretty new garland!

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After looking at my felt balls again, I saw that I had enough neutral ones to make another garland!

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I used cream, taupe, and black for my second garland.

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I went with a similar alternating design for this garland too.

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In about 20 minutes, I made two very pretty, very fun garlands!

These beauties are going to be perfect for photo props, bedroom/office decor, and party decor!

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I hope you enjoyed this super easy garland tutorial!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

<3 Natalie

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Easter Bunny Crafts!

Hi everyone!

Easter is coming, so I’ve decided to make a fun, little Easter craft!

ImageI found a picture of pom pom bunnies, like the ones above, on Pinterest and decided to make some of my own!

Before we begin crafting, we need to gather some supplies.

ImageSupplies needed:

  • Yarn (I used both super fine, 1, and light weight, 3, yarn)
  • Pom Pom Makers (I used the small ones, but the big ones can be used too!)
  • Small pink pom poms
  • Medium white pom poms
  • White embroidery floss
  • Small black beads
  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue (I used hot glue)

Now that we’ve gathered our supplies, let’s get started!

The first step is to make one of each size pom pom from either the small or large pack.  This video really helped me understand how to use my pom pom makers.

ImageOnce you get the hang of it, making pom poms is really easy and very fun!

ImageOnce your pom poms are made, it’s time to assemble your bunny!

Take your sheet of felt and cut two small ears out of it.  I recommend free handing the ears.  I traced out my first set of ears with pencil and they ended up looking dirty with pencil streaks all over them.  It’s harder to free hand, but it will look better in the long run.

Next, tie two pieces of embroidery floss together to create whiskers.  In the picture below, I show thick whiskers, but when it came time to attach the whiskers to the bunny’s face I decided to make them thinner.

To make thinner whiskers, take one thread out of the three or four that are wrapped together in the single embroidery floss thread and tie that single thread like you did before to create the thick whiskers.

ImageNow it’s time to glue it all together!  I used hot glue because I find it easier to work with.  Hot glue eliminates the majority of drying time and allows you to craft much faster than tacky or Elmer’s glue would.

I started by gluing the small pom pom on top of the larger pom pom.  Glue the small one a little off to the side to create definition between the bunny’s head and body.  If you glue the pom poms directly on top of each other you’ll achieve a snowman look. (Which is not what we’re going for but may be useful information for a fun winter craft!)

Before I glued the pink nose onto the bunny’s face, I glued the whiskers to the back of the nose.

I recommend gluing the ears on before the eyes and nose. You may have to move the strands of the pom pom aside to create a little hole to stick the ears down in.

I think having the ears in place first makes it easier to create a more symmetrical bunny face.

Glue the nose on after the ears.  Try to line up the nose directly between the ears about halfway down the bunny’s face.  I would aim for wherever the pom pom is at its widest.  Does that make sense?

Once the nose is in place, go ahead and glue on the eyes.  You may have to dig a hole for the eyes, much like we did for the ears.

Once you have your face glued on, turn the bunny around and glue on the tail!

ImageWhen the bunny is sitting on a flat surface, the majority of the tail should be visible!

Once the tail is glued on, your new bunny friend is ready to frolic in the grass! Repeat the steps above to create as many bunny friends as you would like!

Happy Easter and happy crafting!!

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