My favorite holiday is right around the corner—Easter! So, now is the time to get the house looking cute and spring-y. Today, I’ve got a super crafty idea that is bound to get you in the Easter mood. Learn how to make this adorable, DIY pom pom bunny garland using supplies you’ve already got in your craft room.
My mom taught me how to make pom poms and yarn dolls when I was a little girl (I don’t know if those are really a thing outside of my childhood, but I love making them). I’ve been looking for a reason to get into pom pom making again. So, when I was trying to come up with a fun idea for some new Easter decorations, I knew these bunnies would be the perfect thing!
If you’ve never made pom poms before, don’t worry—it’s a cinch! These “pom pom makers” make the process is so fast, and help your pom poms look pro every time: I can usually finish a pom pom in 10-15 minutes (and if you have sharper scissors then me, you can probably do it even faster).
What you Need
- My Printable Template
- Small Binder Clips
- Hot Glue
How to Make
1. Print the template, and cut out the “U” shapes for your pom pom maker. Glue the shapes to the cardboard. The larger shapes make pom poms approximately 3″ in diameter, and the smaller ones make pom poms approximately 2″ in diameter.
(Hint: I realized later that it would have been easier to just cut out one shape and use it as a stencil four times.)
2. Cut out your four cardboard shapes.
3. Use hot glue to add a little extra pice of cardboard to two of the shapes. (This part isn’t 100% necessary, but it will make it a little easier to fit your scissors between the cardboard pieces later.)
4. Place two of your cardboard pieces together (if you added the extra cardboard buffer to one of them, make sure that side is facing inward). Wrap the yarn around the arch of your pom pom maker over and over again. Repeat with the other two cardboard pieces.
(Hint: the more time you wrap the yarn around and the tighter you do it, the better your pom pom will look, but the harder it will be to cut the yarn.)
5. Fold out the four bottom flaps of each pom pom maker and use binder clips to secure them together.
6. Slip your scissors in between the cardboard pieces and cut the yarn.
7. Take a long piece of yarn, slip it in between your cardboard pieces, and tie it tightly around the center of the pom pom.
8. Take off the binder clips and remove the cardboard.
9. Now, it’s time to play barber! Give your pom pom a little hair cut to round it out and trim the straggly pieces (my favorite part).
10. Use the bunny ears from the template to cut out your felt ears.
11. Attach the ears to your pom pom with a little hot glue, and soak in the cuteness!
(Hint: If you will be making these bunnies into a garland, make sure to keep the long string you used to tie the pom pom on the top—in between the ears.)
To make a garland, like mine, simply tie the long strings together (I made sure to tie each knot as close to the pom pom as I could so that it wouldn’t be visible).
I absolutely love how these bunnies turned out! They inexpensive to make, and sturdy enough to last from year to year, which makes it extra fun. Enjoy the pom pom maker printable, and have a hoppy Easter!
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DebbieMarch 3, 2016 at 8:33 am (7 years ago)
Thank you for the idea of double white and gray bunny ears garlands . I
have Pom poms made up already for a wreath I had planned to do, but now I can add the felt ears and have an adorable Easter garland for our mantel.
MandeeMarch 3, 2016 at 9:44 am (7 years ago)
That is so perfect! Yeah, the ears just add a great touch for Easter—so simple! Your mantel will look so festive. 🙂
Coleena MillerMarch 3, 2016 at 3:59 pm (7 years ago)
Very cute and creative. I love that they are fun and inexpensive to make. Thank you for the darling Easter idea!
MandeeMarch 4, 2016 at 9:03 am (7 years ago)
Thanks Coleena! Yes, that’s what I love about them too. Easy, fun, and inexpensive! 🙂
MegMarch 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm (7 years ago)
Seriously adorable. I just commented on another post of yours I found via the Made By You Monday linkup, and I didn’t realize I was clicking on the same blog again. Thanks for posting such great ideas!
MandeeMarch 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm (7 years ago)
Well I appreciate it Meg! So glad you like my crafts!! ^_^
LanaMarch 8, 2016 at 5:11 am (7 years ago)
DazzleWhileFrazzledMarch 8, 2016 at 11:41 am (7 years ago)
What an interesting tutorial on making pom poms! And super cute bunny garland. Visiting from Two Uses Tuesday.
MandeeMarch 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm (7 years ago)
Thanks for stopping by!
JennyMarch 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm (7 years ago)
These are so cute! I haven’t made pom poms in ages. Maybe it’s time I taught my kids how to make some, and we could make this fun garland! Growing up I always used 2 circles with the center cut out. I’ll have to try your template.
MandeeMarch 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm (7 years ago)
Hi Jenny! I know, it’s fun to get back into things like this again. It had been a while for me too. Have fun making these with the kiddos!
PiliMarch 9, 2016 at 5:35 pm (7 years ago)
We are into a pom pom maker phase but didn’t know what to make with all those laying everywhere in the house, let me tell my daughters!
Thank you very much for sharing it with us at #2usestuesday, enjoy the rest of the week!
MandeeMarch 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm (7 years ago)
How fun! I’m glad to provide your daughters with some inspiration for their pom poms!
Lou Lou GirlsMarch 14, 2016 at 1:27 pm (7 years ago)
Hello fabulous! I’m stopping by to let you know that your adorable garland will be featured at our party that starts tonight at 7. Woo Hoo!!! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight so we can party again! Lou Lou Girls
MandeeMarch 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm (7 years ago)
Awesome news! Thanks for the feature. 🙂