I had leftover felt pompoms from my Awreatha project so I decided to make pompom necklaces for gifting! This is a fun and easy DIY to add to your holiday make list.
You will need:
- felt pompoms (I used 1″ poms)
- beading wire (at least double the length of your felt pom pom row)
- sewing needle
- chain (at least 20″ per project so it fits over people’s heads without needing a clasp opening)
- crimp beads (2 per project)
- wire cutters
- crimping pliers
Line up your felt pompom design. Measure out two pompom design lengths of beading wire.
Begin threading your pompoms, leaving even tails on both ends.
Cut 20-24 inches of coordinating chain.
Thread bead wire through a crimp bead, through the last chain link, then back through the crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead to secure the wire. Sew the bead wire tail through the first pompom then trim.
For the other side, thread bead wire through crimp bead, through other end chain link (make sure the chain isn’t tangled), then back through the crimp bead. Sew bead wire back into the end pompom. Ensure your design is positioned appropriately before crimping the second crimp bead. Trim excess bead wire.
And…photoshoot! I made a few red and a few blue versions. Super festive!
Other things you can make with felt pompoms: trivets! What have you made with felt pompoms (or what do you want to make)? Share below.