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Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

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.

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

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:   

  • Wool
  • String
  • Adhesive felt
  • Card
  • 3.5 cm pom pom maker (or you can make them with a fork using the method below – yes, really!)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

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.

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

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.

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

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.

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

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

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial1# 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.

Want some more garland goodness?

Well, I have some great ideas for you! Try this simple origami star garland or maybe I can interest you in this super speedy heart garland?

Links above marked with a * are affiliate links. Meaning that I provide links to products which I genuinely recommend and if you happen to make a purchase, then I may gain a small commission (at no extra cost to you). You get a handy link to the product you’re after and I get a few pennies to put towards running this awesome blog, so win-win! 

Bunny DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

 

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9 Comment

  1. Reply
    the frenchie mummy
    February 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    This looks so cute! And your pics are stunning! You made me feel like I can do some too! and I hate DIY or craft… LOL #brillblogposts

    1. Reply
      Caroline
      February 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      Ha ha. Yep, it’s so easy – you can totally do it. Thanks for visiting.

  2. Reply
    Zen
    March 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing this with me on Facebook- they are too cute and I’d love to feature them on my fashion DIY & craft blog 🙂 Will share the link on FB once it’s up 🙂

    1. Reply
      Caroline
      March 8, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Fantastic! Thank you so much and really looking forward to your post.

  3. Reply
    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany
    April 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    These are so cute! I love the idea of making these with my eldest daughter, she would really enjoy it. And that fork idea is genius!!! Perfect for crafting over the Easter Holidays. Thank you for joining us at #CraftyCorner x

    1. Reply
      Caroline
      April 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Laura, yes perfect for older children I think. My son did attempt making a pom pom, but he’s just a little too young and doesn’t quite have the patience yet!x

  4. Reply
    Helena
    April 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours. #CraftyCorner

    1. Reply
      Caroline
      April 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks Helena. I’m such a big fan of coral, mint and white too.

  5. Reply
    Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    April 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    These are just adorable! Love how simple they are to make too 🙂 x #CraftyCorner

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