Bunny Pom Pom Tutorial by Sew Yeah
Make a super cute bunny pom pom with this free tutorial by Christine Leech, blogger and expert pom pom crafter at the Sew Yeah blog. The perfect Easter project!
How cute are these bunnies? I devised these little fluffy wonders for LoveKnitting’s workshop for Stylist Magazine’s Reclaim your Lunch break event in London – they really can be that quick to make – and thought they were too sweet to not share with you all too. Once you’ve made the basic bunny then you just have to go to town on the decoration – fabulous felt flowers and gold glitter glasses (Gucci inspired no less) mean these bunnies are the ones to beat in any Easter Parade.
WHAT YOU NEED
Small amount of Grey and Pink Felt
Small amount of Fabric Glue
Ball of Red Heart Amore in Grey & White
Length of Black Yarn
MAKING THE HEAD
Make a grey pom pom using the smallest pom pom maker.
Then cut two ear shapes from some grey felt. My bunnies have average length ears of about 5cm on and 1.5 cm wide. Also cut some inner ears from the pink felt. Use a little fabric glue to fix the pink and grey ears together. To add a little more character add a blob of glue at the base of each ear and pinch together till dry.
MAKING THE BODY
Make the bunnies body using the second largest maker. To make his white tummy begin wrapping white wool around one half of the maker. Wind about 20 wraps of wool between the two outer dimples. Continue wrapping wool between these two points but gradually decrease the wraps so you begin to form a triangle wedge shape with the wool.
Use about another 30 wraps to form this wedge. It should look something like this when you have finished.
Finish off this half of the pom pom maker with grey wool. Then use the grey wool to fill the other half. Complete the pom pom and remove from the maker. You will hopefully see a big white circle on one half of the pom pom.
Trim the pom pom so the tummy circle becomes more defined. Also trim the bottom of the pom pom flat.
Make a small white pom pom for the tail. Trim quite a lot so it is smaller than his head!! Use a glue gun to fix the tail, and head to the body. Then glue the ears in place.
MAKING THE EYES & NOSE
To make the bunnies eyes and nose, thread a length of black wool onto a needle making sure both lengths of wool are equal. Push the needle through the bunnies head where you would like an eye. Trim the wool very short at the back so you can’t see it and trim the wool at the front flush with the grey wool so it looks like a little eye! Repeat for his other eye.
Make a nose in a similar way – three or four strands of pink wool are enough.
Finish bunny off with some jazzy accessories – some glasses, an Easter bonnet or just a simple bow round the neck.
Have fun making your little bunnies!
BONUS: HOW TO MAKE A POM POM EASTER EGG
These pom pom Easter eggs are super simple to make. They start off as a basic pom pom but with a little extra time taken on the trimming you end up with some cute chocolate alternatives.
TIP: Use the long strands of wool you used to tie the pom pom together to hang your finished egg on an easter tree.
TIP: Make speckled eggs by winding two or three colours at the same time to make a multicoloured pom pom.
When you have made your pom pom and removed it from the maker begin trimming it into an egg shape. Start by holding the pom pom by the long strands of wool and trim one side into a more oval shape, keeping it wider at the bottom getting narrower towards the long strands. When you have cut one guide line on one side continue around the pom pom trimming in a similar way.
Keep trimming till the egg shape becomes obvious. Brush the wool of the pom pom back and forth to make all the stray bits stick out. Then trim them off!
Stop when you are happy with the shape. My pom poms are often about half the size of what they started out as, as I trim so much!
I hope you had a great time preparing for Easter with my two tutorials! Let me know in the comments how you like them!
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Last updated: March 21st, 2016.