Oh I do love a garland! Especially when it’s as cute as this bunny DIY pom pom garland.
It’s just perfect for a nursery or Easter decoration.
Since purchasing a bargain set of 3 pom pom makers* from Hobbycraft, I’ve developed a slight obsession with them. Just giving you a heads up, expect to see many more pom pom related tutorials over the next few months! This is my favourite so far though.
Bunny DIY pom pom garland
You will need:
- Adhesive felt
- 3.5 cm pom pom maker (or you can make them with a fork using the method below – yes, really!)
- Hot glue gun
1# Using the method above or using a pom pom maker, make lots of mini pom poms. I used the 3.5cm pom pom maker and made 9 pom poms for a 1.5 meter garland. Leave the wool that wraps around the centre of the pom pom long so that you can tie it on to the string.
2# Stick the adhesive felt on to the card and then using a protractor make a bunny ear shape. They should be 4cm long and 1cm wide. Cut out the first ear and then use it as a template to draw around and make 18 ears total.
3# Take a pair of bunny ears, part the wool strands either side of the wool ties. Dab a dot of hot glue on the reverse side of the ear at the base. Place ear in to the parted section and then pinch the surrounding wool strands together.
Tip: Practice positioning the ears first before diving in with the hot glue , so you can get an idea of where they look best.
4# Tie the pom poms at even distances throughout the string, using the long pieces of wool and then trim to the same length as the rest of the pom pom.
Super cute, isn’t it?
If you don’t already have a pom pom maker you can easily make your own mini pom poms using a fork! I know it sounds weird but trust me on this one.
How to make a mini pom pom using a fork
1# Wind the wool around the fork horizontally until it reaches about 5mm deep and covers an inch of the fork. Cut the wool and leave the end lose.
2# Take the end of the wool and thread it through the centre of the fork prongs. Tie a double knot at the front, gathering the centre of the wool wrapped around the fork, creating a bow shape. Thread the wool through to the other side and then tie another double knot.
3# Remove from the fork and with a small pair of scissors trim around the centre of the wool. Fluff out the wool and then trim to the perfect pom pom.
Note: these pom poms are smaller than those you get from a 3.5cm pom pom maker, so you may need to adjust the size of your bunny ears accordingly.
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