Welcome to Spring, everyone!
I am crazy about chicks and bunnies made from pom-poms. I pinned several ideas to my All Things Easter Pinterest Board, so check out all the cuties if you’re interested.
As I set my Tablescape of Eggs Breaking Open for Sweet Tweets, I decided to make chicks to break out of these herb pots.
Remember this Pom-Pom Initial?
I made twelve pom-poms with one skein of yarn, and I had three left over. Perfect!
To learn how to make pom-poms, see my Pom-Pom Tutorial. They’re fun to make and add to pillows, too.
Supply list for 3 baby chicks:
3 large pom-poms
6 mini pom-poms, 2 each of different colors, for eyes
3 craft feathers
3 diamond-shaped cuttings of orange felt – 1″ x 1/2″
18 pieces of leather twine cuttings at 3/4″ each, 6 per chick.
There are many things you could use for the different parts. I used what I had on hand.
Place each pom-pom inside your vessel of choice.
Gather three pieces of leather strapping, arrange like a bird’s foot and dot the joined end with hot glue.
Separate the chick’s fur (aka yarn) at the bottom, just above the container.
Dab a dot of glue onto the foot, put it in place, and hold the foot there until glue is set. Repeat with the other foot. (Avoid gluing the feet to the pot. Just saying…not admitting to anything, y’all. :-/ )
Dot the glue in the center of the orange diamond and fold in half. Hold until set and dot the back side of the fold with another dot of glue.
Separate the fur and stick the beak inside. Separating the yarn really helps things stay in place better. Make a separation for an eye.
Dab hot glue on the mini pom-pom and place it down inside the opening. Repeat for the other eye.
Make indentations in the pom-pom for the feather on each side of the pom-pom..
Cut 1-1/2″ sections of feather pieces for “baby wings”. Rub feather pieces gently between your thumb and finger to give them a baby bird look.
In the picture above, the longer piece is what’s remaining from my feather after cutting the short pieces. The lower cut piece shows the look after giving it the gentle rub.
Dot one end with glue and place inside the “wing” separations you made in your pom-pom. Finished!
Look at the yellow bug-eyed one! I didn’t separate the pom-pom yarn for those eyes, and you can certainly tell a difference.
The blue eyes turned out a little too light in my pictures because the blue pom-poms were a little smaller than the yellow and pink. Up close, he’s really sweet, though, and it’s my favorite.
Aren’t these sweet tweets fun? They’re so easy to make…30 minutes or less for all three. Your children or grandchildren would love creating these feathered friends with you!
Since we’re officially starting our spring season, I’m wondering…do you feel a little extra energy today? Do you have a spring in your step?
As I type this, our horses have a spring in their step…their hooves thunder as they race up and down the pasture. What a neat welcome to spring!