How to Make A Mickey Mouse Pom-Pom Bauble | Blogmas Day 14

Thursday, 14 December 2017

During blogmas I knew I wanted to do a DIY Disney bauble post but I also wanted it be as inexpensive as possible. After racking my brain for a while and thinking about something that would be fairly easy to make, I thought of pom-poms. I haven't made pom-poms for such a long time and I thought making a Mickey Mouse inspired bauble out of them would look adorable. These are super easy to make and would make a lovely little stocking filler for someone! You could also use coloured wool to match the theme of your tree.

What you will need:
Cardboard to make the pom-pom maker
A pen
Two circle templates, a glass and a coin will do!

1The first thing you are going to want to do is make your pom-pom maker, unless you already have one then skip this step! Cut out two large circular discs, using your glass templates.

2Draw a smaller circle in the centre of both the discs, I used a 2p coin to do this. The distance between the inner and outer circle will determine how big your pom pom will be. You're going to want to make two pom-pom makers, a bigger one and a smaller one for the ears! So use smaller circular objects to draw the circles.

3Cut a slit from the outer circle to the one in the middle one, cut out the smaller circle too. Cut a second slit, so you have an opening to your cardboard ring. This makes it a lot easier to wrap the wool around the cardboard.

4Place both of the cardboard discs together and this will be your make shift pom-pom maker.

5Start wrapping your wool all the way around the cardboard disc, the thicker you wrap the wool the fluffier your pom-pom will be.

6Once you are happy with the amount of wool you have wrapped around the discs, you can start cutting the wool. To cut the wool push your scissors between where the two dics meet, I hope that makes sense because I have no idea how to explain it! You'll need sharp scissors to do this and it can be fiddly.

7Make sure the wool doesn't fall out the centre!

8Carefully wrap a long piece of the wool between the two cardboard discs around your pom-pom and tie it as tightly as possible. Repeat these steps and make two smaller pom-poms for Mickey's ears!

9Once you have one big pom-pom and two smaller pom-poms, you will need to sew the smaller ones onto the bigger one. I used cotton and a sewing needle and gentlly threaded it through the pom-poms until the ears were secure on the larger one.

10So you can hang the bauble up, I used some cotton and threaded it through the middle of the larger pom-pom and tide it into loop and knotted it. Now you have a finished bauble!

Trying to explain in detail how I made this bauble has proven to be quite difficult but I hope it made some sense! There are a ton of tutorials on YouTube on how to make pom-poms if my instructions didn't help. If you have a go at making it, please send me pictures!

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