Craft Corner: Pom-Pom Birds

The theme for this month’s Bostik Blogger craft is Birds/Flight which I thought would give me the perfect chance to create something pom-pom based.

How to make Pom-Pom Birds

You will need the following:

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  • Different coloured wool
  • Googly eyes
  • Assortment of beads
  • Pom-Pom maker/circular discs (ours were from a pom-pom kit but you can easily make your own from cardboard)
  • Coloured felt/card
  • Glue Dots
  • Scissors

1. Put the two circular discs together and start winding the wool around the discs until they are fully covered. The more wool you use, the fluffier the pom-pom will be. Cut the wool tuck the end into the main part of the disc.

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2. Next, using your scissors, snip the wool in the gap between the two discs as shown above being careful that the wool doesn’t fall out of the hole in the middle.

3. Take a long piece of wool and wind it around the gap between the two discs and tie a knot as tight as you can. This is to secure your pom-pom together and will also form the legs of the pom-pom bird.

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4. Cut the two pieces of wool making sure they are the same size and then thread the beads to form the legs and tie a knot at the end to secure them.

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5. Take a second piece of wool and wrap around the opposite side and tie together. This will make a hanger for the pom-pom.

6. Using glue dots stick the googly eyes on.

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7. Next, using either card or felt, cut out a triangular shape for the beak and stick onto the pom-pom.

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8. Your pom-pom bird is now complete!

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*I’m a Bostik Craft Blogger and we were sent a box of crafts from Bostik in order to create these items.

19 Comments

  1. Oh I love these. I love making pom-poms with the kids. Going to make these. Thanks for sharing x

  2. aww these look so cute! such a great idea #KCACOLS

  3. How cute! #KCACOLS

  4. Oh these are so cute. I’ve not made pompoms in years! #KCACOLS

  5. Awww!!! These are super adorable! I love, love, love them!

    #KCACOLS

  6. These are so cute! I’d never have though of making pom poms into birds! #KCACOLS

  7. I loved making pom poms when I was younger and this is such a great idea. Hours of fun! Thanks for hosting #kcacols

  8. These are so adorable – I especially love the little bead legs! I used to love making pom poms as a kid so I’ve saved this one to Pinterest so I can give it a go with my daughter. 🙂 #KCACOLS

  9. Such cute little birds! Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS

  10. My girls make pom poms but I never thought to have a gap – obvious really! Everyday is a school day! #KCACOLS

  11. These are so cute, my kids love making things like this so will bookmark this page… #kcacols

  12. Love these, I used to make pom poms with my nan in the school holidays! #KCACOLS

  13. Those are beautiful! My crafts never look quite like that though … My pom-poms were always a little lopsided!

  14. how cute are these! What a great idea xxx #KCACOLS

  15. These are so cute and such a great idea. Thank you. #KCACOLS

  16. These are super cute! #KCACOLS

  17. I remember making Pom Poms as a child. My son isn’t the crafty type, it doesn’t hold his attention unfortunately. I’m hoping my daughter will be different as I love it. #KCACOLS

  18. my daughter would love this. Looks like a craft that I could actually handle! #KCACOLS

  19. I cant remember the last time I made a pom pom, these are very cute! #KCACOLS

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