How to make a bunny pom-pom necklace

These cute little necklaces are the perfect craft for Easter weekend. Plus, you can use up some of your yarn and felt scraps in the process.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 medium sized pom-pom (if you need a refresher how to make a pom-pom with your Loome tool, check out our post: How to make a pom-pom)

  • Cord for the necklace (thick string, nylon cord, anything goes)

  • Felt scraps

  • Fabric glue or glue gun

  • Scissors

  • Darning needle

  • A few bristles from a clean broom

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1. Make your pom

These bunny necklaces start with a pom-pom. You can either make your pom-pom a very bunny-like colour like white, grey or brown, but multi-coloured pom-poms work just as well, just take a look at this one that a little girl made at a festival craft workshop I ran last summer! Serious heart eyes.

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2. Cut out the bunny’s features from felt

Use any small scraps of felt to cut ears, inner ear pieces, a nose and eyes.

3. Attach the necklace cord

Thread your necklace cord onto a blunt darning needle. Separate the strands of the pom-pom to find the middle string. Run the darning needle under this string and out the other side. Tie the two ends into a knot to secure them.

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4. Attach the felt pieces

Now that you know which way is us on your pom-pom, it’s time to attach the ears, eyes, nose and whiskers. Start with the ears. Glue guns work great for this kind of thing because the glue sets really quickly. If you’re using fabric glue, you’ll need to prop up your pom-pom to dry over-night, or at least a couple of hours.

Start with the ears, separate the strands of the pom-pom near the necklace cord and put a bit of glue at the bottom of the ear. Tuck it into the gap so it sits nice and close to the middle of the pom-pom.

Do the same with the eyes, nestling them slightly into the pom-pom. You can always trim the pom-pom a big shorter around the eyes if they get hidden by the yarn.

For the nose, glue a few bristles from your dustpan and brush to the back of the nose. I used about 5 and cut them in the middle so that they splayed out nicely on each side. Then add a bit more glue and attach it to your pom-pom.

That’s it, you now have the most adorable little bunny pom-pom ever! These techniques are exactly the same for all sorts of different animals. Which ones will you make?

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A call for mittens for bushfire koalas

I couldn't help but share this story because 1) Who doesn't love koalas? and 2) Who doesn't want to help a koala in need? This week an Australian wildlife organisation, called the International Fund for Animal Welfare, has put out a call for homemade mittens for koalas whose paws have been burned in the bushfires in South Australia.

Did anyone else's heart just melt? 

Here's  what they need:

Koalas urgently need your help. We may see more koalas coming into the care of wildlife groups for treatment of burns. We urgently need mittens made from 100% cotton sheets or tea towels to protect injured paws. Please cut out our pattern and get your friends to get sewing too. Send your mittens to IFAW at 6 Belmore Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 and we will distribute them where they are most needed – to vets, vet nurses and wildlife carers.

Here's how you can help:

Sew some mittens! Lots of them! And then pop them into the mail to Australia.

The mittens are very easy to sew as their main purpose is to cover the koala's bandaged paws. They need to be made from 100% cotton fabric, so using old bed sheets, tea towels and even t-shirts is recommended. Click here for a printable PDF of the pattern.

Where should you send them?

IFAW

6 Belmore Street

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Australia

So it looks like my weekend is sorted. Don't worry koalas, your mittens are coming!