Spring is so close, and I (and so many others) think that it is time to bust out the Spring decor, plant seeds, hang wreaths, arrange flowers throughout the house, and just bring some life back into the mundane winter feeling that seems to hover throughout the home after Christmas.
So, here is a simple DIY pom pom bunny that you can create with your family (or yourself) to add a bit of life back into your home, because store-bought spring decor doesn’t come with the bragging rights of being able to say “I made that”. I hope you enjoy!
DIY Pompom Bunnies
Step One: Gather Your Supplies
For this Project you will need:
- Felt in the Same Color as the Yarn (Outer Ears)
- Pink Felt (Inner Ears)
- Two Black Pony Beads (Eyes)
- One Pink Pony Bead (Nose)
- A Glue Gun
- Two Different Sized Pompoms made of Yarn
- I used Pompom Makers
Step Two: Create Two Pompoms
You will need one large pompom for the bunny’s body and one small pompom for the bunny’s head. You can create a pompom with whatever tool you feel comfortable using; however, I will be showing you how to use a folding pompom maker.
First, take the pom pom maker and open one side of it. As you can see, there is a “U” shape curve in the pom pom maker. Take the yarn and begin wrapping it around the curve of the pom pom maker, until the yarn fills the space of the curve, as shown below in the photo to the bottom right.
Then, close the yarn wrapped side of the pom pom maker. Next, open the other side of the pom pom maker and continue the same process of wrapping the yarn around the curve until the “U” is full. Once both sides of the pom pom maker are full, close them.
Once the pom pom maker is full, cut the end off, freeing it from the spool of yarn. Then, take a pair of sharp scissors and cut the yarn along the top of each side of the pom pom maker, down the middle of the yarn, as shown below. When you get through all of the layers of yarn, repeat the same process on the other side of the pom pom maker.
Now that the yarn has been cut, cut an extra piece of yarn to tie the pom pom together.
To complete the pom pom, you will need to create a knot in the middle of the pom pom in order to keep it together. To do this, follow the video below.
Some pieces of yarn from the pom pom may fall loose and that is fine, just toss them away and keep creating what you need for the bunny.
Step Three: Create the Head and Body of the Bunny
To form the bunny, start with one small and one large yarn pompom. This will become the body and head of the bunny. When making your pompoms, use an extra long piece of yarn for the inner knot that holds the pompom together; doing so will help you in the next part of this step.
Once your pompoms are made, tie them together using the longer pieces of yarn from the inner knots that holds the pompoms together, as shown below. Simply pull the knot tight and them trim the excess yarn.
If you do not have these longer yarn pieces, you can simply glue your two pompoms together using hot glue.
Step Four: Create and Attach the Ears
Create the Ears
Take the felt sheet that is the same color as the yarn and cut two outer ear shapes. You can draw the shape first to create a template and then cut, or just jump right in and start cutting.
Once you have the outer shape created, create the inner ear shapes. I used one of my outer ear shapes as a template to draw directly on the pink felt, as shown below. With the template drawn on the felt, I simply cut smaller than the outline and that became my inner ear shape.
Once everything is cut, glue the ears together, so they are ready to attach to the bunny.
Attach the Ears
Prepare the bunny’s head by parting its “fur” on the top of the head, as shown below in the photo to the left. This allows the ears to be firmly secured onto the head, and will hide any excess glue. Next, add glue to the bottom of the ears and stick them into the parted “fur”.
Step Five: Attach the Facial Features
Once the ears are in place, use your fingers to map out where the eyes and nose will be by poking into the yarn to create divots in the face, as shown below.
Next, add hot glue to the pony beads and carefully, as to not burn your fingers, place the pony beads into the divots.
Step Six: Trim the Bunny
This step is completely optional. To create a defined head shape, use a pair of sharp scissors to trim the yarn around the eyes and nose of your bunny.
You can trim the pom pom into just about any shape you would like.
Step Seven: Enjoy
This bunny is so cute! You did a wonderful job!
Thank you for crafting with me.
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