DIY Accessories for Pom Pom Animals!

YAY! You’ve made some cute little pom pom animals using the BeKnitting pompom kit and you’re ready to give them little personalities.

Today we’re going to use a bunch of the extra little goodies included in each kit to add faces, accessories, and even help them stand on their own!

Pom pom crafts can be quick and fun but also, the possibilities are endless. You can combine all sorts of cute accessories for your pom pom animals to give them all kinds of quirky personalities. Want to add glasses? We’ve got those! Whether your pom pom animal is cheeky or just plain sleepy, you’ve got everything you need for hours of dress up play.

Ready to get crafty? Let’s go!

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Fun With Pipe Cleaners

Yahoo! Sparkley pipe cleaners are the perfect DIY accessory for pom pom animals. They can be bent and joined together to make all sorts of shapes. Not sure where to get started? Let’s see what we can make!

Pipe Cleaner Wings

Step 1: Bend the pipe cleaner in half! Step 2: Make the top right wing by bringing the right side down, over the center of the pipe cleaner.

Step 3
Top wings done!

Step 3: Repeat step 2 with the left side! The top half of the wings are done.

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Step 4 & 5: wrap one pipe cleaner arm up and over the center to anchor the wings.

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Step 5 & 6: Bend one pipe cleaner arm up so the end is at the center of the wings. Bend the tip around the center point to anchor the wing.

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Finished Wings!

Step 8: Repeat steps 6 & 7 with the second side. Tadah! Wings! Place and glue to your pompom buddy when you’re ready.

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Folding the Feet & Crown

Each BeKnitting PomPom kit comes with a sheet of foldable feet and a crown for your new little buddies. All of these accessories for the pom pom animals are made the same way. You’ll find notches on either end of the band that can be popped open and hooked together to close the loop. You can adjust how tight the bands are too!

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Step 1: find the side with one slot, this is the hook! Pop that crescent open so the tab is open. Step 2: for the feet (not the crown!) bend the feet up so that they sit flat on a table.

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Top wings done!

Step 3: Repeat step 2 on the side with several slots. Hook the tabs together and you’re all set!

CUTE! Mix-and-match any of the DIY accessories for pom pom animals to finish the ensemble.

Adding Eyes!

To add the plastic eyes to your pompom friend you’ll just need a pair of eyes and glue. That’s it!

Start by poking the eyes into the pom pom on the face to figure out just where you want them to be. You don’t want them to be uneven!

Once you’ve figured out where you want them, take one eye out and spread the fur out as open as possible. Add a dab of glue and press the eye into the open spot. Let the glue dry before fluffing the pompom up around the eye again.

Repeat for the second eye!

Bonus PomPom Friend!

The fun doesn’t have to stop with the standard pom pom animals! Got leftover yarn? We’ve got a little extra buddy for you to make too!

This squeaky little snowball is made with white yarn and the largest pompom maker in the kit. Follow all the steps for making pompoms in this tutorial (don’t forget to fluff it too!) and add any of the little accessories you want for extra personality.

More Tutorials for DIY Pom Pom Animals

Pom pom crafts don’t have to be boring! You can make any shape and any quirks you want to make your little buddies just the way you want them.

Want to see how to make each of the three pompom animal friends from the BeKnitting pompom kit? We’ve got a post for that! Click through to read the full post with helpful tips & tricks for making the perfect little buddy.

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