If you follow me on instagram, you might remember the picture I posted with these mini pom poms I had bought. I really didn't have a reason to get them at the time, but I thought they were adorable and wanted to use them in a craft. Then I thought about making a necklace or a ring with them. I decided upon a necklace and this is the outcome.
It's really quick to make and would be a fun Valentine's gift for older kids.
We like how bright and colorful it is.
Miss J approves and was very happy to get her hands on it :)
To make it, you will need the following:
-Eyelets (I used size 5/32")
-Plastic that is sewable and not rippable (I bought mine at the fabric store, but you could repurpose plastic packaging. Think of how things like bed lines come in sturdy plastic packaging. That could totally be used! You don't need a lot for one necklace at all.)
-Mini pom poms
-Heart template (I made mine to measure 3.75" at it's widest and 3.25" at it's tallest)
Start by cutting out two heart from the plastic. Then sew all the way around except for an opening where you can put the pom poms in. (PS: if the plastic doesn't move easy for you on the sewing machine, place a piece of tissue paper underneath and it will move a lot easier. Just rip it off at the end.)
Fill the heart up with pom poms, leaving some room at the top middle of heart for the eyelet. I had to squish them around for even placement. Then sew the opening shut.
Next, put in the eyelet following the packages instructions. Finish off by cutting a long piece of yarn and placing it through the eyelet. Knot it right above the heart and further up, making sure there is enough room for child to get necklace around their head.