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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