Pom-Pom Mania Kit: Create your own pom-pom animals

I got this little pom-pom kit as a birthday gift this time last year, but I had yet to try it out.  It comes with a booklet of 8 different little pom-pom animals to try, and it includes the supplies to make the hedgehog.


It gives easy instructions and explains how to make them without the need for a pom-pom maker.  This makes it both handy and inexpensive, as well as a great option for a quick gift.  I happened to already have a pom-pom maker so I just used that.


Other than the yarn and felt provided, a tiny bit of craft glue is needed to attach the felt pieces.  Rather than photocopying the felt templates and tracing as suggested, I just eyeballed cutting out the shapes and it worked just fine.

I think he’s a super cute little guy, and if I had more yarn colors, I’d make the others.  I don’t really have a personal use for him, but he’s so cute he needed a home.  I gave him to my mom to use as a dashboard guardian for her car lol!  Because of the ease of use and minimal supplies needed, I think it’s a fun craft to try if you’re looking for something to feel a little crafty.  It takes hardly any time, and is great when you get the need to just make something but you don’t want to drag everything out.  It’s also a really great idea for kids!

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Why buy when I can DIY…

Super excited that I finally got around to finishing this project.  It’s something that’s been on my to-do list ever since we brought Karla home back in July.  With the adoption, we received a free collar and leash from the spcaLA that worked fine, and most importantly, didn’t cost a cent!  I quickly grew tired of looking at it, though, as I felt it was drab and didn’t give her any pizazz.  Yes, I could save myself the trouble and just buy a new leash for cheap, but why not make it personal and one-of-a-kind?

Although it’s kind of a basic project, it was a great way of getting baimg_2219ck into crafting/sewing mode while not breaking the bank.  It requires just a few supplies, and if you wait for the right sales or coupons, it’ll hardly cost a thing.  Since it’s small and only requires a few steps, I was able to finish in a couple of hours while watching the Boo save Gotham in Arkham Knight.  I used this really cute paw print fabric, but a strip of ribbon would work and be even faster.  I figured out a few little tweaks I will try out when I make the next one.  I got all of the supplies from JoAnn, and I have some leftover fabric so I’m thinking of making a matching treat bag or new collar to match.

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I swore I’d NEVER be one of THOSE people that make a fuss about my furbaby’s accessories, and yet, here I am.  I’ve already made a trial beanie and sweater that just needs some tweaking to the patterns for a little better fit.  I was so busy during the holidays that I didn’t have time to take progress pictures or blog about it, but I did post it to Instagram.  I was pleasantly surprised when the JoAnn Fabric and Craft account asked to repost it on their page!  Someone even asked if there was a pattern!  It definitely gave me a little confidence boost.  I hate the color of the yarns, but I just used some scrap yarn I had on hand since it was just a sample to figure out a pattern.

Feels good to get some practice in, while also making things that are useful!