How to create a faux fur pom pom

Interior designers lend their advice for this luxurious, cozy trend.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Faux fur: It’s so cozy. It’s so welcoming. And right now, it’s on its way to becoming a toasty hot interior design trend.

As the luscious material trends on the runway this fall, interior designers say it’s also appearing more and more in homes. Why? As the design world takes a turn from cold contemporary to cozy opulence, designers use it for its luxurious yet inviting nature.

“We’re returning to slightly more luxurious interiors, with home decor that feels really great and also looks great,” says Erin Gates, Boston-based interior designer and author of Elements of Style. “For a long time, the style was very streamlined, modern and on the colder side, but people are starting to want their homes to feel as comfortable as possible.”

Naturally, faux fur also appeals to home decorators who want to stay animal-friendly.

“Even if it’s not real fur, all that texture and softness is a really rich texture to use in the home,” says Gates. “It adds an err of opulence.”

But, don’t start searching for all things furry just yet. Read on for interior designers’ top tips when it comes to adding a bit of faux fir glam to your home.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Designed by Erin Gates.

1. Add It To A Space That Needs Texture

Interior designers typically add faux fur to a neat and tidy space when they want it to be just a tad cozier or more inviting.

“When we use faux fur, we’re looking for some really luscious texture in the room,” says Gates. “If you look at a space and everything is neat, tidy and clean, you want something that’s sumptuous and cozy. It’ll really elevate the space.”

This texture can come in the form of a simple faux fur pillow, rug or throw.

2. Limit It To One Or Two Items

On the note of a faux fur throw pillow, rug or throw, take note: You get to choose one or two. Not all three.

“It’s definitely possible to go overboard with faux fur, so try to limit it to one or two items strategically placed in a room,” says Gates. “Otherwise, it starts looking like you live in Antarctica and you went overboard with a trend. Just a touch of it is sophisticated.”

When in doubt, go with less, adds Jessica McClendon, Los Angeles-based interior designer and founder of Glamour Nest.

“I always say less is more when it comes to faux fur,” says McClendon. “It’s a very fine line before it gets to be a rockstar crazy type of look. Throw just one pillow on your sofa to add texture, without being too heavy or too rustic.”

3. Look At The Tone And Fur Length

As with any interior design purchase, it’s important to research what companies in your area sell the highest quality faux fur, and to inspect it yourself before buying.

“Look for items that have longer hair, so it doesn’t look fake,” says McClendon. “I also look for a lot of variation in tone, so items that aren’t just a flat gray or a flat white, but that really have a rich tonal variety.”

And remember: If you’re looking for light-colored faux fur, creamy hues will always look more natural than stark white.

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How to create a faux fur pom pom

On the second day of Christmas, Made for Mermaids gave to me.. pom poms for my beanie!!

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Pom poms have always been a cute embellishment to beanies and scarfs, but this year faux fur ones seem to be everywhere and they are so easy to sew up yourself! You can use these pom poms for so many different items; sew them together and create a scarf, put them on a headband or hair tie, add to the back of our 90’s socks pattern or create a bunch of white ones for a indoor snowball fight! It goes perfectly with our FREE Beanie pattern from a few years ago. These are so quick and simple, you’ll love sewing them up!

SUPPLIES:

  • Scraps of Faux Fur or Minky
  • Small amount of poly fill
  • Needle and thread

LET’S GET STARTED!

Step 1: PREPPING

Go grab the pattern HERE! The pattern is 100% free, but you do need to add it to your cart and check out. Then, it will always be available to download from your account. The pattern is a no trim pattern; if you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in our Facebook group .

Print and assemble the pattern. Choose either the mini or jumbo pom pom. Only 1 piece to print and pattern layout is shown below. How to create a faux fur pom pom

You will need to cut 1 piece for each pom pom you want to create. Faux fur can be quite slippery and it sheds really badly, I have found that cutting from the back is the easiest and if you are using a light colored fabric you can even just trace your circle directly onto the back of your fabric.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Step 2: GATHERING YOUR POP POM

Thread your needle and knot the end to secure. Next run a gathering stitch all the way around the edge of your pom, 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the edge. You don’t need to be super precise here, just hand stitch all the way around. I like to double up my thread and leave it quite long so that I can use the same thread to sew my pom pom closed and attach it to my garment. NOTE: I really recommend not using your sewing machine for this step, besides the fur really shedding all over your machine you really want a strong thread or a double strand as faux fur tends to be fairly thick and you don’t want your thread to break will you are gathering.

Once you have basted all the way around gently start pulling your thread and gathering your pom pom to form a ball.

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Step 3: STUFFING AND CLOSING

Now that you have formed a round shape we are going to stuff the pom pom with a bit of poly fill to give it some structure. Don’t over stuff! You need to allow a bit of room to sew your pom pom together. Once you have your pom pom stuffed you are going to tighten your basting stitches as much as you can by gently pulling on the thread. Be careful to not pull too tightly, you don’t want to break that thread! Once you have it pulled closed, hand sew the opening closed and tie off the thread to hold it closed.

How to create a faux fur pom pom How to create a faux fur pom pom

Step 4: FINISHING

Your pom pom is all done! Now hand sew it onto your beanie or whatever you would like to attach it too. Our beanie pattern can be found here and looks great with a faux fur pom pom. Stay tuned we just may have another freebie that the pom pom is going to work perfectly with 😉

October 11, 2019 by Nicole Riley

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The Faux Fur Pom Pom is a free crochet pattern and ideal for a quick project to add an amazing feature to your hats and beanies. It’s fun and easy to make too. Perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons. A video Tutorial provided.

After I published the Faux Fur Ear Warmers, I knew I had to create a pattern for a Faux Fur Pom Pom. It’s the perfect time, too. It’s already Fall, almost Winter. Therefore it’s craft season.

Many crafters, crocheters and knitters are working on their hats and beanies and need to make them beautiful with one small extra accessory. This Faux Fur pom pom will give it the extra flair it needs.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

I used Knit Picks/ WeCrochet’s Fable Fur yarn (provided to me for free so I can create this amazing quick pattern. Thanks! Kit Picks). It’s simply the best yarn to use for crocheting faux fur. I’ve tried several different types of faux fur. And this one is simply the best.

You might not be able to SEE the stitches. But you sure can FEEL the stitches due to the band that holds the faux fur together. It’s not too thick that it would take away from the faux fur feeling, but it allows you to feel the stitches.

Some other faux fur yarns either have very long “hair” of faux fur or they don’t have a nice band that holds the faux fur that can be felt.

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So do yourself a favor and get yourself some Knit Picks/ WeCrochet’s Fable Fur yarn. Did I mention how affordable it is? The quality is 100% awesome!

How to create a faux fur pom pom

I also created a tutorial for Faux Fur Pom Poms made from Faux fur fabric sheets. Furthermore, did you know you can even create Reversible Faux Fur Pom Poms. Yes, you can. I have a tutorial here.

So let me now give you the list of supplies you need in order to make this cute Faux Fur Pom Pom.

This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.

How to crochet the
Faux Fur Pom Pom

You will need:

  • Knit Picks/ WeCrochet Fable Fur (71yd/100g) in color 27940 (uses less than half a skein)
  • 9.0mm hook(wooden works best)
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • polyfill

Gauge:

4 sc x 3 rows = 2 square inches

3.5 inches in diameter

Stitches used:

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

  • sc = single crochet
  • Magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch

Faux Fur Pom Pom-
Video Tutorial

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Instructions for Faux Fur Pom Poms:

The video tutorial is provided below.

This pattern is made in rounds.

Please note that due to the yarn,it can be HARD to SEE the stitches. BUT it can be EASY to FEEL the stitches.

Make a magic ring

How to create a faux fur pom pom

R1: 8 sc into the ring, close the ring, sl st to the first st

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

R2: 2 sc in each st, sl st to the first st

R3: *1 sc, 2 sc in the same st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first st

R4: *1 sc, 1 sc dec, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first st

R5: 1 sc dec all around, sl st to the first st

Now stuff with polyfill.

Use a tapestry needle to close the hole. It’s easier to insert into the needle if you cut off some of the fur of the yarn tail first .

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Add some normal yarn in order to attach the pom pom for hats, etc.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

If you want to make the pom pom smaller, you could eliminate R3 and R4.

If you need more help or the above photo tutorial was not clear, check out my video tutorial above.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

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Introduction: How to Make Pom Poms

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Yarn pom poms are great on their own and they’re perfect for various knitting and crochet projects. They’re really easy to make and there are lots of different methods (and products) you can use to make them.

This is the way I’ve come up with that is cheap and easy, leaves you open to any size, and doesn’t require you to cut yarn off your ball to wrap them.

In the last few steps, I’ll also show you how to make the pom pom fluffier and how to do a multi-colored pom pom.

Step 1: Supplies

Here’s what you are going to need to make your pom poms.

  • Yarn of choice
  • Cardboard (I used cardboard from a cereal box)
  • Scissors – the less bulky they are, the easier time you will have getting them under the yarn and cutting, also, make sure they are sharp enough to cut yarn, no safety scissors
  • Pencil
  • Circle objects to trace (I used the bottom of a glass and a small spool of thread)

Don’t want to deal with all of this? There are lots of pom pom making products to make it super easy on you. I have never tried any so I don’t know how well they work.

Step 2: Pom Pom Wrapper

First you need to cut out the cardboard for something to wrap your yarn around. A popular shape for this is a donut, but I find that a little inconvenient since you will have to cut the yarn off your skein to do this. My solution was to make a cut donut.

  1. Start by tracing your large circle with the smaller circle inside (Don’t make the inside circle too big or too small if you can help it. Too small and you won’t be able to wrap the yarn in there, too big, and the pom pom might have too much extra space when you go to tie it.)
  2. You want to make one cut through the donut and cut out the center of the circle.
  3. Fold up the ends of your cardboard as shown in the photo.

The folds may annoy you and you can cut them off entirely if you want, but I find them handy for holding the yarn on while you wind it, and also you can fold them down when you go to cut the yarn which keeps the pieces from falling off.

Step 3: Wrap Yarn

Time to wrap the yarn!

Put your pieces together so the flaps face out on both sides.

Now wrap. Just keep going and try to keep it as even as you can. If you have big bulges, you are going to have longer pieces that will just have to be trimmed later, but it isn’t too big of a deal. It is hard to wrap the yarn near the ends, so it might be easier to stay more towards the middle like I did.

Step 4: Cut and Trim Pom Pom

Time to cut all your yarn!

Go along the edge of the cardboard and just start cutting.

After all of the yarn has been cut, take another piece of yarn and wrap it around your pom pom going between the pieces of cards board.

Tie it up! I liked to tie two knots on one side, then wrap the yarn around to the opposite side and tie two more knots. You won’t see them so you probably can’t knot it too much.

Trim off the excess yarn and try to make it as circular as you can (it will be uneven).

As you can see from the last image, the pom pom should have pretty much the same diameter as your cardboard circle.

Step 5: Tips!

  • It helps to fold down the tabs when you start cutting. Then those yarn pieces won’t try to escape through the opening.
  • I found holding as much of the pom pom as I could while cutting made it hard for stray pieces of yarn to escape. Though, the more you cut, the more they’ll hold themselves in place.
  • If you want to hang this, make sure to use a long enough piece of yarn to tie up your pom pom and then leave one or both of them long.

You can see what my cardboard pom pom maker looked like after making 7 pom poms. Mine mostly got beat up because I kept clipping it with my scissors.

Step 6: How to Make a Pom Pom Fluffier

The best way to do this is to take an old brush that you don’t care about (though, it is pretty easy to pick the fluff out when you are done). It is also good to use a brush that doesn’t have little nubs at the end of the bristles. Those nubs will just get in the way of catching on the yarn.

Hold the pom pom tightly in one hand and start brushing with the other. If you brush hard you could pull out some of the yarn pieces, but if you grab it good enough, you shouldn’t have that problem. Just keep rotating the pom pom in your hand and try to brush all over so it is fluffy all over the outside.

If you look inside the pom pom after you are done, you’ll probably notice that the yarn strands are still pretty intact, but the outside of the pom pom should be nice and fluffy now.

Step 7: How to Make a Multi-Colored Pom Pom

It’s really easy, just wrap two (or more) colors of yarn at the same time. Wrapping them together ensures you’ll get a more even distribution of the colors throughout the pom pom. Also, the more colors you do, the less times you’ll have to wrap since you’ll be wrapping more than one strand at a time.

Step 8: Have Fun Making Pom Poms!

They’re fun to make and they’re just so soft and cute! I couldn’t help making them in all colors.

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Pom poms: either you love them or you hate them. Make pom poms out of yarn or with faux fur like these. You can use a traditional pom pom maker or toilet paper rolls or a fork, or chair legs or even a cardboard cutout. The possibilities are endless.

Different Methods of Making Pom Poms

It is important to note that the size of your pom pom maker (whichever method you choose) will determine the size of your finished pom poms. Using toilet paper rolls makes for quite large pom poms, while using a fork creates quite small pom poms (great to replace bows on gifts!). Need something in the middle of those two sizes? Try two chair legs pushed together!

The most important thing is to make sure you have enough yarn wrapped around your maker, so that you get a nice, fluffy and dense pom pom.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

I have personally used all of these methods, but I still find that making pom poms with actual pom pom makers easiest (and a heck of a lot faster). I have all four sizes of the Clover pom pom makers, and I have gotten to where I only need about a minute and half for each one! This set of pom pom makers is similar and at a fraction of the cost. If you plan on making a bunch (like in the mohawk hats using pom poms) you might splurge and get yourself a set.

Want to try with items at home before committing to buying a pom pom maker? Read on, friend!

Making pom poms with Toilet Paper Rolls

How to create a faux fur pom pomThis method makes large pom poms. You’re going to lay two empty toilet paper rolls together. Wrap yarn around and around and around the two tubes until you’ve got a good amount of yarn. Take another piece of yarn (about a foot long should suffice) and work it between the two tubes and tie a tentative knot. Gently push the yarn toward one end of the tube, being careful to hold onto both ends of the yarn you’re using to securely tie the pom pom together. Once the yarn is off the tubes, tie it tight and cut around both edges of the pom pom (where the toilet paper rolls were previously).

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Trim to form and voila! Done.

Making pom poms with a Fork

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Using a fork, wrap yarn around all tines. Wrap and wrap and wrap until you get the desired amount of yarn. Now you’ll thread another piece of the yarn through the center tines, and tie a secure knot. Gently pull the yarn off of the fork and cut up both sides to create the pom pom. Trim to form and voila! Done.

Making pom poms with your hand How to create a faux fur pom pom

Basically the same idea as the concepts above. Simply wrap around and around your hand until you get enough yarn. Gently pull the yarn off of your hand, wrap another piece around the center of the yarn ball. Tie it tight to secure, cut up both sides. Trim to form and voila! Done.

Making pom poms Using chair legs

In this instance, you’ll use two chair legs as substitutes for the toilet paper rolls above. Push the legs as close together as possible (it is better to lay the chairs down) and wrap your yarn around two of the legs. Then, using another piece of yarn, tie around the center and gently remove from the chair legs. Cut up each side and trim to form. Voila! Done.

Making pom poms Using cardboard

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Using a cereal box or other cardboard (the sturdier the better) cut out two Pac-Man lookin’ circles exactly the same size. The larger the circle, the larger the pom pom. Lay the circles together and wrap the yarn around and around. Insert your scissors between the two pieces of cardboard and carefully cut around, being careful not to lose any of the yarn bits through the Pac-Man’s mouth. Using a separate piece of yarn, secure in the middle of the pom pom and tie tight to secure. Trim to form and voila! Done.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Isn’t that fun? Which method is your favorite?

Today’s big foot pompom gnome is such a fun craft that I couldn’t wait to share it with you! It uses simple supplies, comes together so easily, and is probably the most adorable gnome you can make with a pompom.

For this easy craft, you will need a pompom, craft felt, wire, a hot glue gun, and some Model Magic®. Let’s get started making this adorable mini gnome with feet.

How to create a faux fur pom pomMake the cutest fur pompom gnome with big feet and twisty felt hat.

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How to create a faux fur pom pomThe twisty hat and bubbly toes make this no sew fur pompom gnome the sweetest addition to your decor.

The Pompom Gnome Series on Ruffles and Rain Boots

If you’re new here, I make a lot of gnomes (there are hundreds here on the site and my YouTube channel). Over the years, I’ve created some of the most popular gnome tutorials on the Internet and have sold tens of thousands of free and premium patterns.

Years ago, I created the pompom pets sensation that spawned so many adorable gnome dogs, cats, bunnies, and more. The little fur balls are easy to make and are perfect for those wonky sizes of faux fur you have left over. But over the years, many have asked me about pre-made pompoms. Psst: they work for pets, too!

But because I like to challenge myself, I have been working on a series of pompom gnomes using basic materials you have on hand or can easily get. Today’s adorable little gnome DIY craft is part of that series.

How to create a faux fur pom pomLook at the adorable little bubble toes sticking out from under this pompom gnome with a felt hat.

What is Model Magic?

For today’s craft, I am using the Crayola® Model Magic to create a pair of bubbly-toed feet for a little felt hat gnome. It’s not a clay, per se, but a modeling foam and remains “spongy,” for lack of a better term. According to Crayola®, “it’s lightweight and somewhat flexible even why dry.”

Working with this is very different than working with polymer or air dry clay. I learned a LOT from this project and will share my mistakes and wins with you, just like always.

You can paint Model Magic®, though I opted to leave my project the original color. If you do want to use paint, wait 72 hours until the project is completely dry. Use acrylic paint and and seal it with an acrylic varnish.

What Pompoms Should I Use for Pom Pom Gnomes?

You can make your own pompoms, as shown in the pompom pets tutorial linked above, or you can purchase some. That’s what I did for this series and it honestly makes it so easy!

These are the pompoms I have been using. They’re on Amazon, inexpensive, and had great reviews on size, color, and variety. There are a few different color packs to give you options, as well.

How to Make a Model Magic Big Foot Pompom Gnome

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this 6-7 inch gnome with a felt, twisty hat. If you are a visual learner, watch the full, detail-filled Model Magic® fur pompom gnome with big feet video tutorial here on YouTube. Subscribe to the channel – we have a lot of fun over there.

There is no hat pattern provided in this one, but I promise the video makes it so easy to understand. It also gives you two ways to make the hat: straight or bent to the side or twisty (my favorite).

Big Foot Pompom Gnome

How to create a faux fur pom pom

This adorable big foot pompom gnome is made with simple supplies and is honestly just a lot of fun to make! You will need to prepare the feet and nose in advance and let them air dry.

Faux fur yarn has hit the fiber community by storm this season! Lion Brand Go For Faux, Knit Picks Fable Fur, and Red Heart Hygge Fur are just a few of your options. The free crochet patterns below will make you want to work with this animal-friendly yarn non-stop. Whether you are a beginner or a faux fur expert – there are free faux fur yarn crochet patterns you will love!

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How to Crochet With Faux Fur Yarn

Working with fuzzy and furry yarns can be intimidating, but let me tell you – it’s not as hard as it looks and it’s totally worth it! I’ve designed 3 patterns using faux fur yarn and mention a few tips and tricks for working with it in those patterns. Hint: stitch markers and holding double stranded with a non-fur yarn can help immensely 😉

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See Some of my Tips for Crocheting with Faux Fur Yarn in this Faux Fur Pom Video Tutorial

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1. Crochet Faux Fur Pom Pom by Left in Knots: What’s a better use for faux fur yarn that to make a faux fur pom?! This is an easy, no-sew way to make faux fur poms for all your crocheted beanies.

2. Audrey Faux Fur Rug by and she laughs: Tapestry crochet and mixing faux fur yarn with bulky acrylic to create a modern print with fabulous texture. This looks like a rug I would want to stand on all day.

3. Crochet Faux Fur Mittens by All About Ami: Oh man, do these look warm! I love that the cuff of these mittens is made with a light weight yarn to keep them on your wrist, and then uses the faux fur yarn to keep your hands warm and toasty.

4. Crossed Fur Ear Warmer by Mama in a Stitch: The Crossed Fur Ear Warmer is a Target copycat pattern and Jessica nailed it! This Warmer is everything you could want; fast, easy, chic and warm.

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1. Crochet Sheepskin Rug by One Dog Woof: This free pattern uses chunky yarn and some faux fur to make a beautiful, animal-friendly piece of home decor.

2. Crochet Bangle Bracelet Key Ring by Left in Knots: This crochet bracelet key ring is a game changer when it comes to keeping track of your keys and will be loved by busy moms everywhere! It’s a perfect pattern for your leftover faux fur yarn.

3. Phases Throw Pillow by Left in Knots: This free crochet pattern combines cotton yarn, faux fur yarn and tapestry crochet techniques to create a modern throw pillow for any decor. Made with simple single crochet stitches and double strands of yarn, this pillow is fast to make and easy enough for a beginner.

4. Crochet Faux Fur Throw by Heart Hook Home: This faux fur throw is perfect for cuddling up on the couch. It’s made with Red Heart Yarn Hygge Fur and I want one in all the colors!

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1. Faux Fur Vest by Mama in a Stitch: This super simple faux fur vest is easy enough for any beginner and it will be a great addition to your fall and winter wardrobe.

2. Crochet Faux Fur Headband by All About Ami: If you want to get your feet wet with faux fur yarn – this is the pattern for you! This simple yet stylish ear warmer is made with just a bit of faux fur yarn and basic stitches, but the finished result is so chic!

3. Faux Fur Trapper Hat by Yarnutopia: Get your chunky yarn out to make this Faux Fur Trapper Hat. What a cute and modern twist on a classic style!

4. Fur Trimmed Infinity Scarf-to-Wrap by Petals to Picots: Whether you make it a mobius or a classic infinity scarf – I am simply in love with the idea of adding a faux fur trim!

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1. Polar Bow Tie Scarf by Modesty by Laura: This keyhole-style faux fur scarf is sure to stay in place and keep you warm all winter! (Side note: this pattern doesn’t seem to be available anymore)

2. The Eric Faux Fur Gilet by Peanut and Plum: This cute children’s gilet or vest pattern is written in 12-24 month size, but it looks super simple and easily adjustable! I definitely want to make on of these for my daughter. (Side note: this pattern doesn’t seem to be available anymore)

3. Marilyn Faux Fur Pillow by and she laughs: This faux fur diamond print pillow will add some style to any room you put it in! I love the peek of color coming through the faux fur design.

4. Ear Muffs by Lovable Loops: Faux fur yarn makes such great classic ear muffs! These will keep your little one’s ears nice a toasty, and the kitty ears are a fun touch.

More Free Crochet Patterns You’ll Love

  • How to create a faux fur pom pomCrinkle Beanie
  • How to create a faux fur pom pomExplorer’s Beanie
  • How to create a faux fur pom pom20-Minute Beanie

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Everybody loves a good pom pom, they have so many great crafty uses. But have you ever wondered how to make pom poms fluffy?

Today I’m going to share my secret for making super fluffy pom poms with a simple and unexpected tool. Can you guess what it is?

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I enjoy making pom poms when I’m feeling a little stressed out or am in a creative funk. Just the process of making something helps me clear my mind and opens me up to fresh ideas. They all get stored in a box for later use like embellishing gifts or fancying up other craft projects.

Here are several easy pompom crafts that you can make with your fluffy pompoms:

Anyway, back to my secret tool. If you are a cat owner you may already have one at home. Yes, it’s a humble cat grooming brush.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

I picked this one up in Japan to use for blending wool roving when needle felting. If you don’t already have one, you can just get a basic one at your local pet shop or discount store. The ones with the fine wire pins are the best to tease out the yarn most effectively.

Depending on the yarn you use to make your pom pom, you can get some pretty cool effects that can look like faux fur.

My preferred way of making pom poms is using a doughnut shaped pom pom maker, it makes really dense pom pom balls. Also I have found that acrylic yarn fluffs up much better than wool, and the thicker the yarn the better. You can experiment with several types of yarn to see which you prefer.

How to make Super Fluffy Pom Poms

How to create a faux fur pom pom

You will need:

  • Acrylic Yarn (10ply or thicker is best)
  • Pom Pom maker – or your preferred method
  • Sharp scissors
  • Cat grooming brush

How to fluff pom poms:

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1. Make your pom pom using your favourite tool or method. I like using this pom pom maker and have instructions for how to make a pom pom using a pom pom maker here. I’ve also explained 3 different methods for making a pom pom in the video included in this post.

2. Trim your pom pom so it’s nice and round, now it’s ready for fluffing.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

3. Use the cat grooming brush to tease out the yarn fibres. A light brushing motion is all you need. Don’t be too rough as you may pull out the yarn strands. Work all around the pom pom till you are happy with the fluffiness level.

4. Trim any stray pieces of yarn and you’re done!

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Here’s how the fluffed and non-fluffed pom poms compare. It’s quite a different effect.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

I’ve experimented with different styles of yarns and found the thicker the yarn, the better the fluffy effect. Here the small pom poms are 4 ply acrylic yarn. The fluffed pom pom on the left still looks more lush than the one on the right, but not as fluffy as the one below it made from 10ply yarn.

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This orange pom pom was made with a loosely woven chunky yarn. The final effect was almost like rabbit fur, but it shed a ton of fibre.

What’s the best yarn to make pom poms with?

My favourite yarn to use for this technique was Red Heart Super Saver yarn, which was left over from this crochet project. It had just the right level of fluff without shedding too much fibre. You can experiment with several of your favourite yarns to work out what the best yarn for pom poms is. Don’t be afraid to mix yarn colours and textures for interesting effects.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

I’m a bit addicted to fluffing up pom poms now and will fluff any pom pom I can lay my hands on!

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Now that I’ve shared my secret, it’s time for you to go forth and make a ton of fluffy pom poms!

Are you tired of your yarn poms turning into an asymmetrical nightmare that causes you to keep trimming and trimming and trimming until you’re left with nothing but the knot you secured it with? They can cause your blood pressure to rise and turn what is supposed to be a relaxing, calming craft into one of the reasons you crochet in the first place!

Not to mention the mess they make… Oh the mess! And if you happen to inhale too closely to the mess, up a fuzzy goes and causes a sneeze attack like no other (don’t ask me how I know). 😉

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So, let’s do away with those wonky, crooked, messy, frustration causing, sneeze inducing yarn poms and go for the alternative option, a Chain Loop Yarn Pom.

Chain Loop Yarn Poms are your less mess, frustration free, peace inducing alternative, so you can have a calming evening of crochet poms (read in the voice of the Unisom commercial voice.. admit it, you know you read it that way too).

Chain Loop Yarn Poms are a great project for kids too!

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Materials

  • Yarn (worsted weight shown, use any weight you’d like)
  • Crochet Hook (6mm crochet hook shown, use any size you’d like that works well with the weight of yarn you’ve chosen) *Tip: try to avoid ergonomic hooks for this. You’ll see why.
  • Scissors

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Size of the Loop: For this tutorial I’ve chosen the size of my loops to be 14 chains using a worsted weight yarn and 6mm crochet hook.

Step 1: Decide how big you’d like your pom to be and chain the number of stitches you’ll need to make it that size. I use the trial and error method: chain a few, fold it in half to check the size of my loop, chain a few more, fold it over again to check size…until I have the size loop I’d like.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Step 2: Determine how full (or floppy) you’d like your pom. For this tutorial, I’ve chosen to make 20 loops for my pom. Again, trial and error here until you get the desired look you’re going for. *The weight of yarn you’re using will greatly affect fullness of your pom, lighter weight yarns will require a greater number of loops and heavier weight yarns will require fewer loops.

Step 3: Figure out how long to make your foundation chain by multiplying the number of chains you’d like for each loop by the number of loops you’ll be making. For my pom, I will multiply 14 chains x 20 loops which gives me a foundation chain of 280.

Step 4: Chain 280 (or whatever the amount needed for your foundation chain)

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Step 5: Count 14 chs (or whatever the size of your loop is), and insert your hook into that 14th ch. Repeat across your foundation chain. *See photo below.

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Step 6: After you’ve inserted your hook into every 14th ch (or whatever your custom number is), yarn over, pull thru all loops on your hook, yo, pull thru one more loop to secure.

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Step 7: Fasten off, leaving a tail to attach it to a project & Shake It! Now your Chain Loop Yarn Pom is complete and ready to be added to any of your projects!

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Chain Loop Yarn Pom shown in the photo above is attached to one of my “Mock Smock” Beanies. You can find the pattern here –> “Mock Smock” Beanie

If you LOVE the look of fur poms, check out my Free Tutorial here –> Faux Fur Yarn Poms.

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I love making simple gnome patterns and these DIY pom pom gnomes are such a fun beginner gnome ornament I’m proud to add to my collection!

How to create a faux fur pom pomThese easy DIY pom pom gnomes are so simple, they make perfect beginner gnome ornaments!

DIY Pom Pom Gnomes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have made a few gnome ornaments. And they are varied from super easy to, well, a bit more complex. But the best beginner gnome ornaments are the simplest, in my opinion. There’s a balance between super simple, though, and just plain. So, walking that thin line, I made this fun beginner gnome pattern that has the cutest details, but is sneakily one of the most basic gnomes!

And the best part is, if you’re in love with your tomte, you can make a ton more and use them as gifts, put them on your presents under the tree as decoration or make some for other seasons to put on wreaths. So, if you’re ready to make a fun set of DIY pom pom gnomes, grab your scissors and let’s get started.

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Tips to Make this Beginner Gnome Ornament

  • Grab the free printable gnome hat pattern here. It’s super simple, one page and it’s going to make putting this easy gnome ornament together so much simpler.
  • Since I feel like this is a really fantastic beginner gnome pattern, I’m going to share with you the biggest gnome-making secret I wish I’d known at the very beginning of my gnome-making journey: Don’t worry about making your gnomes “perfect.” Each gnome is unique, each gnome is special. And there’s no “right way” to make your gnome look, so don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • When you wrap your yarn around your palm, take care not to wrap it too tightly. The gnome’s beard is going to be shorter, the tighter you wrap it. So, if you wrap it around your palm loosely (not hanging down, but not tight on your palm, either), you’ll end up with just enough yarn to make a nice, plush beard.

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How Do I Make DIY Pom Pom Gnomes?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

DIY Pom Pom Gnomes

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You’re not going to believe how easy these beginner gnome ornaments are to make! So simple, but super cute, these DIY pom pom gnomes are quick and fun.

Materials

  • Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn by Lion Brand, Wheat
  • Craft Felt in Maroon, Deep Green and Grey
  • Twine
  • ¾-inch Wooden Bead
  • 2 – 1/4-inch wood circles (or buttons, I just had these circles handy)
  • Printable Gnome Hat pattern
  • Gold Acrylic Paint

Tools

  • Fabric Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Wooden Dowel or Pencil, optional

Instructions

  1. Hold one end of the yarn and start wrapping the yarn around the palm of your hand loosely between 40 and 50 times.
  2. Cut the yarn free of the skein then cut a 5-6 -inch long piece and thread that through the yarn wrapped around your palm, wrapping it around the yarn and tying it in a knot tightly to hold the wrapped together. Then remove the yarn from your hand. You should now have a bundle of yarn loops.
  3. Cut the bottom of all of the yarn loops to create a long, dangly pom pom. Set aside.
  4. Paint the little wood circles with the gold acrylic paint. Allow paint to dry completely.
  5. Print out the gnome hat pattern and cut it out. Position the pattern on one of the felt sheets and cut the hat shape from the felt following the pattern edges.
  6. Curl the cut felt hat shape into a cone-shape, using a wooden dowel or pencil to help wrap the felt, if desired. I recommend leaving a small opening at the tip of the cone, which will kind of happen naturally, but take the time to check and make sure it’s there.
  7. With the hot glue gun, attach the overlapping edges of the felt cone and hold it in place until the glue cools completely.
  8. Cut a 20-inch long piece of twine and fold it in half.
  9. Tie the loose ends of the twine around the pom pom’s center, looping it around the yarn and tying it into a knot on top, securing it snugly.
  10. Pull the loop end of the twine through the hole in the top of the felt cone hat, pulling the pom pom up into the cone snugly.
  11. Glue the wooden bead to the bottom brim of the hat. Be sure to hold it in place until the glue cools completely.
  12. Glue the two painted wood circles to the front of the hat off to one side along an edge of the wrapped felt to look fun.
  13. Trim up any long or uneven ends on the beard, then hang on the tree and enjoy! How to create a faux fur pom pom

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More Beginner Gnome Ornaments You Might Like

  • Mini Sock Gnome Ornaments – One of my favorite ornament sets I’ve ever made, these simple sock gnomes turned ornaments are so cute, I want to boop all their noses!
  • Mitten Gnome Ornament– If you’ve ever wondered what a gnome looks like when hiding in a mitten, this ornament gives you a peek into that mischievous little life they live.
  • Mini Gnome Ornaments from Gloves – With a kid’s glove and a little acorn hat or felt, these mini gnome ornaments are so fun to make and even more fun to hang on the tree!
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Fur hats are some of the warmest winter hats available, whether a hat is lined with or made completely out of natural fur or faux fur. And even if there’s just a bit of fur trim, both types of fur need some special care to keep them looking silky and to provide long-lasting wear.

Here are some tips to take care of natural fur hats and faux fur hats.

How to Care for Natural Fur Hats and Trim

Whether you have a mink, fox, or rabbit fur hat, proper care will make it last for many years. Natural fur hats should be protected from chemicals, including makeup, perfume, and hair products. So never apply these products while wearing the hat. After every wear, allow the hat to “rest” on a hat form to dry completely from body moisture and outside elements. This will help the hat to retain its shape.

If your natural fur hat gets wet, shake off the excess water. Then, allow the fur to air dry away from direct heat sources and direct sunlight, as they can scorch and discolor the fur. Likewise, never use a hot blow dryer to attempt to dry the fur. Instead, place the hat on a wig or hat form or over a rounded vase or jar, so air can circulate freely. This will also prevent the fur from becoming crushed or flattened due to being placed directly on a hard surface. When the fur is completely dry, shake the hat to fluff it. If necessary, you may brush the hat lightly in the natural direction of the fur with a good quality pet brush to restore the smoothness.

A natural fur hat should be cleaned at least annually by a professional fur cleaner, not a regular dry cleaner. A qualified furrier has the knowledge and equipment to correctly clean furs. Immersion in standard dry cleaning chemicals will rob the fur hide of its natural oils, drying it out and causing it to shed.

Many furriers will be able to store your hat for you in climate-controlled cool storage. To store it at home, place the hat on a hat form and cover it with a hat box or cotton storage bag to protect it from being crushed and from dust settling in the fur. Keep it in a cool, dry location that does not have huge swings in temperature. Do not use plastic storage bags or boxes that can trap moisture inside and cause mildew problems. Also, avoid chemicals like mothballs and other insecticides, as these can create a smell and are hazardous to anyone in your household.

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How to Care for Faux Fur Hats and Trim

When cleaning faux fur, pay close attention to the care label. Many items will recommend dry cleaning, but some faux furs can be hand washed or machine washed. The decision depends on the fiber content of the faux fur and how the hat is structured.

Faux fur can become distorted from too much wear, improper cleaning, or excessive heat. So to maintain the hat’s longevity, spot cleaning and preventative care will work the best. If the fur gets wet, allow it to air dry by placing the hat on a hat form or jar to allow good air circulation. Keep it away from direct heat and sunlight. And never toss faux fur in a dryer on a hot setting, which can melt the fur. If possible, allow a day between wearings to give the hat a chance to dry from body moisture and so the fibers will relax. This will help the hat maintain the correct shape.

If the faux fur on your hat becomes matted, you might be able to detangle the fibers by mixing 1 teaspoon of hair conditioner with 2 cups of warm water. Place the mixture in a spray bottle, and spritz the fur. Then, use a soft-bristled brush to gently brush the fur. Work slowly in a small area. If any fibers come out, then you are brushing too hard. When you are finished, wipe down the faux fur with a clean, white cloth that’s dampened with plain water, and allow the hat to air dry.

If the faux fur completely loses its luster, the ends can be trimmed to bring back the sheen. A professional milliner can help with this. Spot treat stains as soon as possible with a damp cloth and mild detergent, and allow the hat to air dry. To fluff faux fur, give the hat a good shake or use a blow dryer on the coolest air setting. Never store faux fur in a plastic bag. Make sure the hat is completely dry before placing it in a hatbox or cotton bag to protect it from dust and dirt while in storage.

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Here is an easy DIY pom pom maker you can create from a scrap of cardboard.

This craft has been super popular since I first published it in 2016, and I’ve had lots of questions about measurements and requests for a template. I hear you, and now I’ve added one! I’ve also created a short video tutorial.

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I really hate to admit this but as a craft blogger I struggled for a long time to make a decent pom pom. In the olden days when I was a child we used cardboard discs shaped like a donut and you would spend a very, very long time carefully wrapping yarn around and through the hole in the centre until it was plump and ready to trim.

In this day and age we’re all a bit less patient and that technique seems very cumbersome and tedious (I’m sure I don’t just speak for myself here).

After a some experimenting I’ve come up with a much quicker and easier way of creating big, fluffy pom poms. I already own several plastic pom pom makers purchased inexpensively from the craft store and although I’ve given it a good shot I haven’t been able to figure them out. Quite possibly I’m a big dunce when it comes to following instructions but this way has been FAR quicker and easier for me. Let me show you how it works.

How to make a DIY cardboard Pom Pom maker

You will Need:

  • Scrap cardboard – the thicker and stronger the better
  • Yarn – I’ve found the very thick, chunky yarn works great for the large sized pom poms and the finer yarn works best for the small size but there are no real rules here
  • Scissors – sharp scissors are a must for cutting and trimming
  • pom pom maker template to get the small, medium and large pom pom makers (optional – you can see from the photographs that I have roughly cut the pom pom makers free hand, but in the video I’ve used the template)

How To:

Cut out a shape that resembles a rectangle with a slit running down the middle but not all the way, like in the image below. You can see I’ve made three different sizes.

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Wrap these in yarn. The yellow yarn in the image directly below is 8 ply, the other two are thicker.

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While the yarn is wrapped around your cardboard pom pom maker tie it tightly in the middle.

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Slide it off the end, turn it over and tie even tighter on the opposite side.

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Use your sharp scissors to cut the looped ends. It will come out looking very shaggy and a bit uneven.

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Now it just needs a good trim which is the big secret of making a fluffy, round pom pom.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Instead of throwing out your pom pom trimmings store them in a plastic baggie and keep for future craft projects. They can be used in art collages or anything else you can imagine up, like these fluffy yarn pet rocks.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

The best thing about this technique is that is SO quick you can churn pom poms out in no time at all – no more cumbersome round disc. My kids struggle with the part where a knot needs to be tied very tightly (that is the trickiest thing about this craft), so when they make pom poms they need help in that area but that is all, it really is very, very easy!

You can use our DIY pom pom maker to make a pom pom hedgehog or a pom pom panda

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Make soft, fluffy pom poms using this DIY cardboard pom pom maker

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The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

  • Working Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Yield: 1 Gnome
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Estimated Cost: $25 to $30

You can’t help but smile when you see a festive little gnome, and this simple and easy-to-follow tutorial will teach you how to make one of your own! The surprise element in this craft is that the gnome’s body is made out of a sock. If you have socks whose mates seem to have been eaten by the dryer, this is a great way to repurpose them and turn them into a fun decoration that would make a great little gift for someone this holiday season (or any time of year).

What You’ll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Fabric scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil or sharpie

Materials

  • Wood bead or ball
  • Faux fur fabric (long-pile)
  • Poly-pellets
  • A pair of socks
  • Poly-fil stuffing
  • Patterned fabric or felt
  • Rubber band
  • Pom-pom (optional)

Instructions

Gather Your Supplies

Begin by gathering all the supplies you’ll need so that you have everything on hand once you’re making the gnome. One of the most important components of this craft is the sock you’ll be using for the base of the gnome. You’ll need one that goes up past the ankle, not an ankle sock. Make sure that it’s large and thick enough to hold the poly-pellets without stretching too much, and that its color works with your chosen color scheme, since it will be partially exposed.

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The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

Create the Base

To make the gnome, you’ll first need to create a base that will make up its body. Decide how large you want your gnome to be, then take a sock and stretch it out a little bit. Next, take the poly-pellets and begin filling the sock with them (you could also use rice instead). Shake them around a little bit so they fill the sock evenly and you get the nice round shape that you’re looking for. Once the sock is nice and round and as full as you want it, tie the top with a rubber band (a twist-tie will work as well) to secure it. If it feels like the sock has stretched out a little too much and is thinner than you’d like, take the other sock from the pair, stretch it out, and place it over the filled sock to double the material.

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The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

Cut the Beard

This step is where the fun really starts as your little creation finally begins to look like a gnome! To make the beard, you will need a piece of white long-pile faux fur. You can purchase it at any craft store or online, and it usually comes in a 9-inch x 12-inch size, which should be large enough for at least one gnome. Take the piece of faux fur, and place it on the gnome’s body with the furry part against the gnome and the underside facing you. Take a pencil or a sharpie and draw the shape of the beard, then cut it out. Then, using a hot glue gun, attach the beard onto the gnome’s body, starting up at the top near where you secured the sock with the rubber band.

Warning

Be careful while using a hot glue gun, so that burns and damage don’t occur. If needed, protect yourself with gloves or finger protectors and never leave a plugged-in hot glue gun unattended. While plugged in, use a heat-resistant stand or surface to rest it while it’s not being used, and once unplugged, leave it out to cool completely before storing it away.

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The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

Give the Gnome a Nose

Next, take the wood bead or ball you’ll be using for the gnome’s nose, place a small amount of hot glue on the back of it, and attach it onto the top center spot of the white beard. Press it down for a couple of seconds to ensure that it is secured in place.

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The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

Make a Hat

The last component that you need to make is the hat. To do this, take a piece of felt or patterned fabric and cut out a semicircle. The radius of the semicircle will show you how tall the hat will be, so you can adjust your measurements based on that. Begin rolling the semicircle piece of fabric into a cone shape, checking to see its size against the size of the gnome’s body. Once the cone’s circumference fits well on top of the gnome, carefully glue down its seam using hot glue to make the hat. Fill the inside of the hat with poly-fil stuffing, making sure that it’s filled evenly and the hat can stand up on its own. Then, place the filled hat on top the the gnome’s body (hide the seam on the back) and attach it using more glue. Start in the front, glueing it down piece by piece where the white beard ends, carefully going around the wood bead nose.

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Add a Pom-Pom (Optional)

If you want to add an extra festive touch to your little creation, top off the gnome’s hat with a pom-pom. You can purchase various colored pom-poms in any craft store or online, and all you need to do is attach it to the top of the hat using a little bit of hot glue. Just make sure that the pom-pom isn’t too large or heavy for the hat, so that it doesn’t bend it. Once that’s done, your gnome is finished and ready to adorn your bookshelf, console or mantel, or to be given to someone as a festive handmade gift!

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What’s Giant, Soft, Fluffy, and White…? It’s a Bunny Tail! A pom pom tail!

I have the perfect easy craft that makes a great bunny butt for your kids to pretend play with all day.

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I’ve had this giant pom pom for a while… waiting impatiently for the day that I could use it.

Now that I created this bunny tail I have more ideas just tumbling out of my head on how to use another one. More to come on that one.

This would be a great gift toput in an easter basket, paired with this DIY Bunny Ears and you will have so much fun watching my kids play bounce around the backyard.

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What you will need

Here are all of the craft supplies that I used to make this DIY Bunny Tail.

  • Giant Pom Pom Micheals had them but no longer in stock)
  • White Felt
  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Alligator Clip
  • Super Glue
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors

How to make a DIY Bunny Tail -Video

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Let’s make some bunny tails! Easter is one of my favorite holidays! The weather is nice, its spring, and the kids get to run around looking for candy. So fun!

In the past, I have made bunny tails from either cutting faux fur or buying fur circles. That is definitely the way to go if that’s what your store has. However, for ease lets make this one with just a giant pom pom ball. You can pick one up from your local Micheals, Hobby Lobby, JoAnns, or Amazon.

First off your going to smash down one side of your bunny tail. Like this picture below.

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Cut two pieces of white felt to fit the back of your giant pom pom. If you are wanting a little tail, no problem, just buy a smaller pom pom to use.

Next, cut a small slit in one piece of felt so that the alligator clip can slide through like below.

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Add super glue to one of your felt squares and lay the felt square with the alligator clip on top.

*Optional* You can add a tad super glue to the inside (bottom side not both sides) alligator clip to help secure it to the felt.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Let your super glue dry then add either hot glue or super glue to the backside of your felt and attach it to the pom pom.

Let set until hardened. This may be the easiest Easter craft ever!

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Once it’s dry you can either clip it onto pants or add a ribbon to tie it on to your child. You can also your a good length of yarn, maybe 2-3 feet depending on the size of your child.

This is a great project to make with your child or just for your child.

Becareful if you decide to use a safety pin around kids. Those little things can pop open and poke someone. Ouch!

How to create a faux fur pom pom

All done, wasn’t that an easy DIY project?

It’s ready to attach to your easter bunny costume or the back of a pair of pants.

Also, the ribbon came from Hobby Lobby. I loved the rabbit feet.

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Have you seen a pom pom that big before?? ME EITHER!!

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How to create a faux fur pom pomHello There, I’m Kathaleen!

I’m a follower of Jesus, a mom to 4 kids, a kitchen mess-maker extraordinaire and a person who thrives in Chaos. I’m glad your here!

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The Spruce / Michelle Becker

  • Working Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 day
  • Skill Level: Beginner

It takes a bit of extra care to keep faux, or fake, fur coats and trim on hoods and collars looking their best. Beyond the issue of animal rights, fake fur offers some advantages over real fur: It’s more resistant to insect damage and withstands humidity and temperature changes when in storage. While many faux fur garments may have a care tag that recommends dry cleaning only, faux fur items can be cleaned at home. If you decide to take your garment to a dry cleaner, make sure that the cleaner is well-trained to ensure they won’t damage your coat with chemicals and high heat.

You can hand-wash or machine-wash faux fur. However, if you decide to wash faux fur in a washer, use a high-efficiency washer on the gentle cycle for the best results. A high-efficiency washer (whether it’s front-load or top-load) is much less harmful to faux fur because the agitation is gentler. The same cleaning techniques recommended for faux fur coats can be used for faux fur blankets, throws, and removable pillow covers.

How Often to Clean Faux Fur Coats and Trim

Clean your faux fur coat and trim once a season. Spot-clean dirt and stains whenever necessary.

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Pom Poms are one of the choicest decorative items used for any occasion along with other things and when you shape them into pretty garlands, they would enhance the décor of any festivity to the fullest. You can make the garlands with a whole lot of things like felt balls, yarn, coffee filter paper, crepe and tissue paper. The presence of a pom pom maker would indeed make your job easier. Check out the tutorials to follow to make enticing pom pom garlands of several colors and shapes.

Attaching glitters and beads on the pom poms would intensify their beauty.

If making it for the entrance of your home then a big bell would add to its brightness.

Alternating white, green and red pom poms would bring in the Christmas feel.

You can even arrange garlands of tissue paper and tassel as shown in the picture below for a beautiful look.

If you do not want simple white pom poms then red or golden bells can be attached to it.

Besides the pom poms, pine cones, bells and other decorations may even be used.

The presence of different colored pom pom balls gives it a boho chic appearance.

Alternating yarn, fabric and tulle pom pom balls would add to its uniqueness.

If you have old printed skirts, then strips of those could be used to give the garland a bright look.

If you want to especially surprise your kiddo on his/her birthday, then small pom pom garlands like the one shown here can be encircled around the bed, wardrobe as well as other accessories present in the room.

Select the color of the pom poms in accordance to the theme of your wedding.

In case making these eerie creatures seem a bit of task, then you may restrict to making just black, white and orange pom poms to go with the Halloween theme.

This pretty pink tulle pom pom garland would be a perfect baby shower décor for someone who is going to have a baby girl.

Turning the pom poms into skeleton heads or bats, would be other innovative ideas for a scary and eerie Halloween.

If you have a really small baby, avoid placing the garland near the crib to avoid any untoward incident.

Crocheting the garland and then weaving the balls would indeed be unique.

A giant pom pom garland would be a great choice if you have a spacious home or a big yard.

Marigolds play a significant role in Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead, a popular holiday in Mexico. If you want to create faux ones then make these fluffy pom poms as shown here with yellow or orange yarn, decorate them with beads, and create a tassel with a yarn of another color to hand them.

While putting it up for the night decoration, add fairly lights to increase its brightness.

During spring or fall, decorating your house with many of these big paper flowers would bring in the fervor of the season.

Shape your pom-poms into tiny pumpkins or design them into orange flowers to keep up with the theme of fall.

To make the pom pom look soft and furry like the one shown in the picture below, trim them well.

Wooden peg dolls for the base, felt paper for the wings and multi-colored yarns for the pompom is all that is needed to make these cute fairy pom poms. To give it a Tinkerbelle like appearance, you can make it in green and white yarn.

Plain cotton balls would be the easiest option to make a pom pom garland with, though you can paint or dip it in a shade of your choice for a colorful effect.

A small red pom pom can be placed on top of the ice cream for a cherry-like effect.

To give our home a somber look in the winter months, a combination of white and grey pom pom would be a great choice.

If you do not manage to chance upon readymade glitter pom poms like the ones here, make them with yarn or tissue paper and soak them in glitter for a sparkling effect. The embroidered floss used here for holding the pom poms, help in keeping them firmly together in place.

You can choose to alternate gold and silver balls.

Attach a tiny red bow on top and the cute Mickey Mouse would be converted to Minnie Mouse.

By following the instructions, you could also make a garland of any other farm animal especially when your kiddo is learning the Old Mc Donald song, the designs would change though.

The reverse can also be done, where the entire garland may be made of pom poms, along with a small number of wooden or glass beads.

Mangoes and oranges can also be alternately placed to make a complete fruit garland.

With so many of these exciting ideas at hand, your garden, fireplace or bedroom would definitely be decked up with bright, vibrant pom pom garland for any particular occasion.

Published on March 1st 2019 by Miranda Gibbs

DIY: Fur Pom Pom Wreath

By Kate Riley • November 7, 2016

This season I’m into faux fur everything. Throw blankets, pillows, and today a DIY wreath! I made this fun and furry wreath with faux fur pom poms that I gathered from two different sources. I started decorating early in the studio to welcome my stepdaughter when she returns home from Spain after Thanksgiving. (She is living in this space until the end of the year).

How to create a faux fur pom pom

This wreath was a fun afternoon project and I love the different colors present. It’s really cute up close, it makes you want to reach out at pet it 🙂

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

To recreate it, the main supply you’ll need to round up are the faux fur pom poms. I found the smaller packages of gray and dark brown pom poms at Michaels and the larger brown, white, and natural versions here. In addition to the pom poms, you’ll need a 16” foam wreath, hot glue gun, and ribbon (also from Michaels).

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, all you need to do is tie your ribbon onto the foam wreath form, then start hot gluing the pom poms on piece by piece in a random pattern. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

How to create a faux fur pom pom

You can pick up this sweet little cup of cheer mug at Michaels, it was $5 on sale last weekend and it’s my new favorite. Once eggnog arrives in stores, I’ll be drinking my flavored coffee in it until Christmas 🙂

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That is gorgeous. Just curious how many packets of fur you used to cover your wreath.

1 each of natural and brown, then 2 white. Some white leftover poms I used on the tree 🙂

Love that wreath!! ? I’ve been loving all the fur pillows & throws I’ve seen in various catalogs. This looks like such a fun & different way to enjoy a little fur this fall & winter! Thanks for sharing, Kate!

Try this fun and easy craft with the kids – you only need wool, cardboard and scissors to make one. Add a pair of googly eyes to make it into a pet!

Homemade pom-poms are a quick and budget-friendly craft that kids will enjoy making. You can turn them into a garland, glue together a trendy springtime wreath or make a simple pom-pom monster, like we did. Learn how to make this basic craft with our step-by-step instructions and photos.

Makes 1 pom-pom
Prep 20 minutes, depending on the size

You will need

  • A piece of cardboard
  • Coloured wool
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (optional)

Step one

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First, make two identical templates from cardboard in the shape shown above. You can easily do this by drawing around a glass for the big circle, then drawing around a coin for the centre. It should look like a small doughnut. Cut out your templates using scissors, cutting a 1-2cm slit at the edge as shown.

Place the templates together and start wrapping your wool all around the edges, feeding the wool through the slit each time.

Step two

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Keep wrapping until you’ve nearly run out of space on your cardboard template. Cut off the wool, then cut an extra length of wool about 25cm long. Hold the middle of your pom-pom and carefully use scissors to cut all around the edge, between the two templates.

Step three

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Place your extra length of wool between the two templates all the way around, and tie to secure.

Step four

How to create a faux fur pom pom

You can now remove your cardboard templates and fluff up the wool to reveal your finished pom-pom. If you want to make a pom-pom monster, use PVA glue to add a pair of googly eyes.

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I’m so excited to share the most amazing faux fur pom poms with you that I have EVER come across. They are all animal friendly, so no real fur is used to make them. Each one is handmade in Austria and is a work of art in itself. The colors are stunning! I especially love that they are matte, super soft and fluffy. They also work beautifully with our bulky yarns, especially Wanderlust, shown here in the Pom Bomb Hat pattern, color Dusty Lavender shown there with Wanderlust color Greyfitti. They have a cotton twill tape ribbon attached to them so that you can easily remove them whenever you like.

Content: 84% polyester/16% acrylic

Size: These pom poms are approximately 4.5″

Weight: 15 grams

Wash instructions: dry clean or hand wash only

Add some fun to your Christmas tree with these cute DIY Santa gnome ornaments! They’re easy to make with just a few materials needed.

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I wasn’t quite sure what to call this project – I was torn between it looking like Santa Claus and looking more like a Santa gnome. I ended up going with Santa Gnome but it could totally just be Santa Claus too. Either way, I think it turned out pretty cute and it will add a nice pop of red to our Christmas tree.

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Materials

  • white yarn
  • red felt
  • hat pattern
  • wood bead for nose
  • faux fur ribbon or other faux fur
  • hot glue gum or other craft/fabric glue

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Instructions

Beard

  • Cut a piece of cardboard 5 inches high to use to make Santa’s beard. Cut a slit in the bottom corner to secure your wool.

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  • Secure the end of the yarn in the slit and wrap the yarn around the cardboard approximately 25 times.

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  • Cut the end and slide it off the cardboard. Tie some more yarn around the top of loop, leaving a tail of 15-16 inches at one end. You’ll be using this as the loop for the ornament.

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  • Cut the loops in the bottom of the beard.

Pom Pom for the Hat

  • To make the pom pom for the hat, wrap yarn approximately 20 times around 3 fingers.

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  • Carefully pull the loop off your fingers and tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the loops. Cut the loops on either end and trim as needed to form a pom pom.

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Santa Assembly

  • Download the Santa hat pattern HERE and cut it out. Trace it over the felt and cut out. You will be able to make 2 hats for each 8 1/2 x 11 felt sheet.

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  • Place the beard on the Santa hat so the top of the beard is around the level of where the curves start on the hat design and the tail goes up to past the top of the hat. Glue the yarn down from the top of the beard to the top of the hat. Fold the yarn back over itself to form a loop to hang the ornament. Glue down the second piece of the yarn to the inside of the hat along the same line as the first piece.

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  • Glue the hat together. Start by just folding over the tip of the hat, secure with glue, and then glue along the rest of the hat.

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  • Hot glue the pom pom to the top of the hat. Be sure to keep the hanging loop free when gluing.
  • Fold the fur ribbon in half and hot glue together. Glue the ribbon to the bottom of the felt hat overhanging the ribbon a little bit over the felt. Be sure the seam is in the back of the hat.

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  • Use the hot glue to add the wood bead.

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And you’re all done! If you’re making multiple Santas, making them assembly-line style will make it much quicker to make. I made about 4 in an hour.

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I hope you get a chance to give these Santa gnome ornaments a try! I’d love to hear if you make them!

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When Christmas has past, that doesn’t mean decorating stops. Adorn your front door with winter inspired decor like one of these 25 DIY Winter Wreaths to welcome guests in from frigid temps. Here are some ideas that you can make.

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DIY Winter Wreath

Nothing says winter more than pine cones, snowflakes, and shimmery blues. Cake Walk put together this simple yet beautiful winter wreath with just those materials. A quick and easy way to welcome winter to your front door.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

DIY Snowy Winter Wreath

Create the illusion of falling snow with a soft cheesecloth wrapped wreath with faux eucalyptus, white berries, and foam balls.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

Dollar Store DIY Winter Door Hanging

Tired of the classic wreath circle? Rae of Sunshine mixed up her winter front door decor by hot-gluing several dollar store snowflakes ornaments into a beautiful winter door hanging.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

White and Blue DIY Winter Wreath

Dimplicity‘s white and blue winter wreath is a great example of how to upcycle a grapevine wreath. I often see pre-decorated wreaths at thrift stores and garage sales that have so much potential at a great price. Dust them off, add a little spray paint and jazz them up with some bows and balls for a new wreath.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

DIY Pom Pom Winter Wreath

Cozy up with some yarn, a good movie, and some wine is what Twine and Table says about making her “anthro-esque” pom pom winter wreath. Such a good way to use up some unused spools of yarn and those chilly winter nights.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

DIY Winter Wreath

Spice up a plain wreath by adding some faux greenery, something sparkly, and of course pine cones for an easy-to-make DIY Winter Wreath like this one by Puddy’s House.

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DIY Sweater Winter Wreaths

This is probably one of my favorite winter wreaths on this list. Plus who doesn’t have an old sweater and some extra yarn lying around? Take those sweater arms and yarn and wrap around a wreath form for a cozy, sweater wreath like StoneGable’s.

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10 Minute Scarf DIY Winter Wreath

Did someone say 10 minutes, DIY, and wreath in the same sentence? This project by Tried and True has got me written all over it. All she did was wrap a long knitted scarf around a wreath form and a beautiful wreath was born. This is a great idea for winter front door decor.

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Rustic DIY Winter Wreath

I love the idea of projects that can be made in front of a good chick-flick and don’t require a ton of supplies. WipperBerry made this winter wreath using a styrofoam wreath form, canvas, and quilters pins. Try using a drop-cloth for an inexpensive fabric option.

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White Sweater DIY Winter Wreath

Another scarf wrapped around a wreath form creates a gorgeous and cozy DIY winter wreath. Just like me, Pieced Pastimes loves those quick project with great results.

How to create a faux fur pom pom

DIY Winter Wonderland Wreath

Soft and feathery with a winter scene is how Craft-O-Maniac created a winter wonderland in a wreath. She used a white feather boa wrapped around the wreath to create a snowy base then added bottle brushes, a house, and deer to complete the look.

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Embroidery Hoop DIY Winter Wreath

Being from Minnesota, woodland scenes are all around us. There’s something peaceful about a fresh snowfall on a woodland backdrop. Made in a Day captured that scene in this DIY winter wreath using embroidery hoops and greenery.

More Projects using embroidery Hoops

Turn embroidery hoops into beautiful decor and useful items for around the house.