In the world of fashion, faux fur pom poms are having a serious moment right now. They can be found on shoes, jewelry, and everything in between. Pom pom key chains are especially popular; you can find them at discount retailers and designer stores ranging from $10-$95! They’re fun, flirty, and hard to miss. Thankfully, they’re also extremely easy to make. You can even customize them with studs for an edgy twist. Here’s how to make your own DIY pom pom keychain!
DIY Pom Pom Keychain Supplies:
- Darice 12 x 15″ Luxury Fur
- Fabric Scraps or Polyfil
- Darice Cotton Craft Embroidery Thread
- Darice Cross Stitching Needles
- Darice Glue Gun
- Darice Scissors
- Darice 18mm Lobster Clasp
- Darice Flat Pyramid Stud Slider Beads
- Plate, round baking pan, or other circular object (optional)*
- Marker (optional)
*For this project, a 10-inch round baking pan was used. This resulted in a 4-inch wide DIY pom pom keychain.
Step 1. If you’d like to draw a guide, trace the pan, plate, or other circular object on the back side of the faux fur. Alternatively, you can fold the fur in half and cut a semi circle.
Step 2. Cut out the faux fur circle.
Step 3. Thread the needle with a long strand of thread and tie a knot at the end. Starting from the back side, insert the needle through the faux fur.
Step 6. Add your filling and continue pulling the thread until the entire perimeter bunches up. The pom pom shape will begin to form.
Step 7. To close up the pom pom, insert the needle through the top and continue stitching across the opening until the pom pom is completely shut. Keep in mind that you will most likely have to switch up the direction of each stitch. There’s no rhyme and reason to this step; make each stitch at whatever angle is needed.
Step 9. Add a large jewelry clasp to the excess thread.
Step 10. Insert the needle back through the top of the pom pom. Cut the thread to remove the needle, leaving a few inches. Tie a tight double knot and trim away the excess.
Clip on your purse, backpack, or clutch for quick and easy makeover. The best part? You can keep things interesting by adding your DIY pom pom keychain to a different bag whenever you’d like. This charming accessory also doubles as a fun gift.
Looking for another faux fur gift? Check out this DIY photo frame project.
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.