Easter Week: Pom Pom Pals – Easter Crafts!

If you’ve got kids or you just like making adorable life like pets out of wool, then boy oh boy do I have the post for you! My mum is a super crafty individual and thats where I get my artistic/crafty flare. We used to make pompoms as kids for fun or because mum was making us a beanie and we needed it. These puffy critters look like they take a lot more effort than they really do, but I made a bunch of these whilst watching a movie. (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, to be precise. So here are the steps to make super adorable Bunnies!

What you’ll need:

Wool – any colour you’d like your bunnies to be, cardboard (an old box is perfect) glue (hot glue or PVA work best) white cotton tails (or you can make tiny white pom poms) and coloured felt – same colours as wool plus pink for inner ear.

The steps:

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  1. You need two circle templates for the body and two for the head. The body template measures 10cm across, and the head measures 7cm across. The holes in the middle are 3.5cm. As you can see they don’t have to be perfect! Cutting a slit in the circles makes it easier to wind the wool around.
  2. Place the circles (for head/or body make sure they’re the same size) together.
  3. start wrapping! Go back and forth around the entire template keeping it as even as possible!

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4. This is what you should have when its ready to cut.
5. Separate the edges of the template. This is where you’ll put the scissors to cut the wool. Make sure they’re sharp, I used sewing sheers. FYI parents; I’d probably do this for the kids. Its can get quite difficult as the wool gets thicker.
6. Cut around the entire thing. The wool will start fraying and sticking out but it kind of sticks to itself so it won’t fall everywhere. Just be careful and try and hold it together whilst still cutting! Once it is cut all the way around. Take some wool and slide it between the two cardboard template and tie it in a few very tight knots, this will hold the pom pom together. (like a bath loofa)

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7. Once the pom pom is tied off, you can slide off the cardboard revealing you’re very own pom pom!
8. If its a little uneven or wonky, or if you’ve got a few longer bits, or even if its hard to distinguish between the head and body, just take the scissors and ‘shave’ your bunny bod. or head.
9. This is what you should have; You’re ready to build your bunny!
Glue the ears together and then pinch the bottom and glue again to make the ears all cute like. Glue the head and body together, the tail to the butt and put the ears on!
For the face I just cut out some circles of felt and put them as the eyes, I used pink for the nose.

FINAL PRODUCT!

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I’ve made a heap of these little bunnies, I have no one to give them to, so they’ll just sit there looking adorable. ALSO bunnies isn’t the only thing you can do. I made this little chick with yellow wool and only used the ‘head’ template. ADORABLE, RIGHT!? I cut out a little orange felt for a beak and black for the eyes!

I really enjoyed making these little guys, and I hope you make some, too! I love them and so does my partner – we’re kinda lame. Kids will adore these!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of Easter Week: Nails, Makeup/Outfit, Easter Breakfast, Baking Ideas, and Gift Basket!

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Easter Week: Nail Tutorial x2

Hey guys and welcome to a little thing I’m calling ‘Easter Week’ here on my blog (original, isn’t it? if you can think of a cool name let me know!).

For post number one I’m bringing you two super easy and spring/Easter inspired nail tutorials! (and I do mean super easy)

 

I’m not sure why my hand looks so awkwardly contorted… but I just love this nail look with the henna tattoo I have. Its just so pretty and I wish it would last forever!

The first post is this super pretty pastel/floral negative space design! It looks difficult but its quite simple. I originally got the idea from something I saw on pintrest but when I went back to find the exact picture I couldn’t find it. I’m sure if you search for it you can see it. I painted my pinky, middle finger and thumb nail all with a separate pastel colour and on my ring and index fingernail I used different sized dotting tools (if you don’t have any, bobby pins and tooth picks work) to make a floral design (using the same pastel colours). I used a base coat on all nails but I used a clear polish on the ‘negative space’ floral nails to make them nice and shiny before going over with a top coat.

I really like how they turned out and I think this would work for all kinds of events / seasons if you just change up the colours a bit!

 

For the next one I wanted to keep it pretty neutral. I love grey for ‘spring’ nails (even though its Autumn here – Easter is associated with the spring time). I thought that grey is also like the shade of the ever famous Easter Bunny so why not pay homage to the fella that hippity hops chocolate to your door?! I went with the tips in a festive coral colour to bring some pizazz to the look. I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out but I’m really happy with them.

There you have it, post one of seven of Easter week! I hope you enjoyed it and if you recreate any of these, I’d love to see them so tag me on instagram so I can see your handy work!

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