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Topic: Make Your Own Pom Pom Owl (with semi vague tute)  (Read 9761 times)
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« on: June 08, 2014 08:37:11 PM »

Today was dark and rainy, and once the power went out, I figured housework was through and I'd sit and make pom pom owls.



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Wool or acrylic in whatever colours you choose
Plastic pom pom maker from the 70's/plastic snap together pom pom maker/or trusty ol' cardboard pom pom maker
Scissors, tacky glue, small amount of felt for beak, beads or buttons or felt for eyes, and paper covered floral wire for feet.

Make 2 pom poms, one for head and one for body. You can get creative here and pattern your owl depending on how you wrap the yarn. Or use variegated yarn and make an owlet!





Now for the fun part! Trim head pom pom in a roundish ball (if you're making the barn owl) Make sure you leave the long strings you used to tie the pom pom because they will be used to attach head to body later on. For the body, separate two sections of yarn on either side for the wings and one section at the bottom for the tail. Trim top, front, back, and under wings of body piece.



Thread the leftover long string from head onto a needle and carry it under the body's string (it's the one that holds the pom pom together) and tie the two pieces together. Or trim the top of the body and the bottom of the head flat, and glue the pieces together.



Take the floral wire and bend in a U shape. Measure how long you want the legs, then bend into a foot-like shape, then wrap remainder of wire up leg. Cut off excess.



Attach legs with gobs of glue, or better yet, tie them on with a long string that you can bury in the pom pom. I've since begun attaching the legs with the long tie strings before trimming the pom pom. They stand better that way. Trim some more, shape shape shape, add a beak and eyes...aww...it's an owl.






A special thanks to noodlebug for sending all of those buttons, which made perfect eyes for these wee cuties!
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014 09:42:02 PM »

I rocked you! These are so cute, and easy enough that you could help your kids to make.

I once made an Easter chick for my postman similar to this. I was about 9 at the time. I found the pattern in a library book. And loved the postman, because he delivered my penpal mail. Boy, you have brought back memories  Grin Another square for my embroidery inchie project! Cheesy

Felt works good for the beaks. Glued over half a paper cone to shape it works grand. Then just jammed into the pom and glued.
Yours are so cute! I love the varigated colors. And how you did the wings. And feet. And the little button eyes.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014 11:00:27 PM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014 12:35:36 AM »

Aww, so cute!! Oh I can't remember how many pom pom's I made in my younger years  Grin

Thanks for sharing! Your owls are much cuter and more fun than whatever I made from pom pom's!  Cheesy



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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014 04:43:19 AM »

Lovely little owls and thank you for the instructions too.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014 05:18:29 AM »

I love their little feet!
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014 05:39:28 AM »

I shall be creating an army of these fluffy little friends today. Thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014 06:20:42 AM »

Awww, those little guys are precious!  Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014 08:31:21 AM »

 Those are so adorable! Thank you for the tute. I might have to make some for my Christmas tree. Yes, I am thinking that far ahead.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014 11:04:03 AM »

Awe, these are adorable. Great job pottermouth.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014 03:50:27 PM »

Cute! I love the little variegated one. I'm stymied how you get them to balance on the legs.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014 09:37:26 PM »

SO freaking cute Smiley You are a crafty genius.
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014 07:25:25 AM »

Those are adorable! Great tute; thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014 06:25:37 PM »

Cute! I love the little variegated one. I'm stymied how you get them to balance on the legs.

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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2014 03:08:50 PM »

I have just died from the cute!  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2014 06:18:47 PM »

Mariann wants to make some now Smiley They are very cute!!
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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2014 07:31:33 PM »

Cuttest pom-pom critters EVER!
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2014 08:12:44 PM »

SQUEEEEE I need these owls in my life!!! I want to put them in little surprise places all over my house. So much fun!! I love the way you cut the yarn away from the eyes to really make them appear truly owl-like. You are a pro!
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Bookmarking this for a future project!  These are so darn cute!! Grin
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2014 08:11:04 AM »

I think these cuties need to come visit me! Serious cuteness going on there!
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I love the things people create with pom-poms and your little owls are just adorable.
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Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2014 04:02:32 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2014 09:28:18 PM »

Those are sooo cute! Grin
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These are so adorable! I love owls!
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« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2014 05:22:25 AM »

These are totally adorable. A perfect craft to do with my neices and nephews when I next visit.
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So cute!  I can feel a Harry Potter Hedgewig owl coming on!
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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2015 09:31:53 AM »

I still want to make these. I have pom pom makers, I need to get to it.
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