Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cheer for my Pom Pom Necklace {and tutorial}

I’ve admired many crafts and beautiful creations since I started blogging and always watched from afar thinking, I could never do that. This year I made a promise to myself to make at least 3 crafts and I surprised myself by making two in one weekend. Wow!

I saw this last week on Little Miss Momma’s blog and decided I was going to make it. Her instructions were so simple even for a newbie like me. This necklace completely reminds me of something I’d pay mucho dinero for at Anthropologie and I made it for about $10!



What you’ll need:
Cotton fabric remnant
1 Square Foot Felt
Chain/necklace
Glue gunFabric scissors



Directions:
Cut out 5 – 1 inch felt circles



Cut out bunches of fabric circles the same size as the felt circle. I used one of the 5 felt circles as a template and folded the fabric so that by cutting one circle, it would make 8 circles at time. This was a huge time savings.



Once you have your fabric circles, you’re ready to make the pom poms. Take one fabric circle at a time and scrunch it. The technique I used was grabbing it in the middle and making a cone shape so that each circle had a point. I used the hot glue gun to put a dot of glue on each point of the circle and then affixed it to the felt circle by pushing down and starting in the middle. Keep doing this until you like the overall shape and fluffiness of the circle and continue until you have all 5 felt circles completed.





Place pom poms on top of the remaining felt in the shape that you want your necklace in.
Glue down each pom pom with the exception of the top two and then glue the ends of the chain down to the remaining pom poms and then glue those down to the felt along with the others.





All pom poms will be attached to the felt at this point. Finally, trim the felt around the pom poms until you’re left with your beautiful necklace!



Let me know if you try this!

23 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

very cute Jules!!! you did a great job.

Natalie said...

I love this! Thanks for the blog recommendation yesterday!

Ashley said...

I made one too! I'll have to post my tutorial!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love it! what a cute necklace. great job girlie!

Grace said...

super super cute! Am definitely going to try this one. If you have a free sec, check out my DIY (a J.Crew inspired chain & pearl bracelet) on my blog! I post a weekly "Sunday Crafts" column... crafts projects are so much fun!

nice work, can't wait to copy!
xx Grace
stripesandsequins.com

Buckhead Belle said...

Cute! It looks so Anthropolgie!

Kerr said...

I am impressed. It looks just like something from anthropologie!

Annie said...

how cute!! i love it! :)

Mel said...

Wow. That's very cute! Great job.

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Oh my gosh, this is really cute!! I'm uber impressed :)

Gwen said...

So proud of you!!! I think I need to show Ellie how to make these poms and have her make some headbands for her friends. Too cute!!! XOXO

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Thawesome - you did a fantastic job! I currently have a "Pay it Forward" post up and I have to create something for the first five people to sign up. I am a bit nervous about beingn crafty hehe :)

Necklace looks great on you!

Elizabeth said...

How amazing!!! Great job!!

Stop on by my blog to sign up for the book club that I am hosting!!

Kristin said...

It turned out so cute and I love your color choice!

The Average Girl said...

Wow, this is awesome... peeps would totally pay $65 plus for this! And, best of all, it's so pretty. Nice work!

Meghan said...

You are one creative lady!!! It looks adorable!

Kristina said...

I saw this on her blog and it is on my list of crafts to work on...I'm hoping to try it out this weekend. Yours turned out so cute!

Sandy a la Mode said...

OMG!! now i want to try this!! you did such a great job with this sweetie!!! :)

Lexilooo said...

that is super cute! I want to try making one!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

wow, it looks great, great job! I'm going to bookmark it and hopefully try it sometime soon! :)

The Average Girl said...

This is awesome! I am loving the color and the overall look. Seems a little complicated for this gal, but anything's possible!
xo
Alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Kim said...

Umm this is so cute! Thanks for posting, I might be attempting this project!!!

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