Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holidays are Coming Part 2

Howdy!

Here is the second instalment of my Christmas Craft series. I have been thinking of Christmas tree decorations I can make as I am a little worried about leaving a tree covered in plastic or glass baubles with the pup as this is what I come home to when she has got into the recycling..


Holidays are Coming Part 2 - Pom Pom Robin

So I have a few homemade Christmas decorations in the pipe line but the first is a Pom Pom Robin! Its a really quick and easy project - from start to finish it took me about an hour so is great to do whilst watching an episode of Made in Chelsea. Here is what you will need: -


I decided to do a very classical coloured robin but you can change it up depending on what colour wool you have laying around and the colour scheme of you tree. I think some purple and gold robins would look gorgeous! I recycled my old Graze box to get the pom pom circles by drawing around a glass and then a glue stick lid.


First cut a long strand of red wool and wrap it around over and over again until a quarter of the circle is covered.


Repeat with the white thread


Fill the rest of the circle with brown wool. At this point you want to check that the circle is really full as otherwise the pom pom will be quite small and thready.


Cut around the edge of the pom pom


Tie a thread securely around the middle and use the ends to create a loop to hang on the tree


Take off the cardboard rings and you will have the pom pom. At this stage he will look a bit scraggly! So you will need to take some sharp scissors and give him a haircut so he is round and looks full and fluffy.


Here he is looking a bit more presentable!


Next take a small around of orange felt and cut a diamond shape and a small amount of black felt and cut 2 circles


Glue them on the robin to give him a cute little face


And there we have it!!

What do you think? Are you making any decorations for Christmas this year?

Let me know if you make a little robin - he would love some friends!!

4 comments:

  1. How adorable! :) I used to make pom-poms all the time when I was younger :)

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  2. This is too cute :)
    Watching frozen planet write now, might make an adorable penguin one!
    It would be mine

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  3. That is so incredibly adorable!!! Bless your pup too x

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