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Last month, I came across a tutorial for making fabric pom necklaces on Pinterest. I was immediately intrigued and decided that fishing opener weekend was the perfect time to try to make one myself. Matt was gone fishing and I was hanging out with my dad at home. After a quick trip to JoAnn Fabrics, I got started.
It was a gorgeous day and I was sitting out in the sun on the driveway, crafting. It’s quite difficult to photograph yourself crafting though, so I apologize for the lack of quality images for this post. Truly.
Here’s what you need to make a fabric pom necklace:
- 1 sheet of felt
- Enough fabric to make 5 sets of 8 1.5″ circles – so 40 1.5″ fabric circles.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Some type of necklace chain
I used yellow fabric and gray felt, because that’s what I had handy. However, I would recommend that you try to choose a felt color that is as close as possible to your fabric color. That way, it will blend in better. I also bought a really long necklace chain at JoAnn’s and then I cut a piece of that off with a wire cutter for my pom necklace chain. That way, I could make a couple more necklaces from that same long chain.
Start by cutting 5 felt squares about 1.5″ in diameter. These are the bases of your pom flowers. If you choose to cut the circles smaller or larger, that’s fine. However big you make the circles is how big your poms will end up being.
You continue with the method above until you’ve made 5 poms!
Another option would be to take a normal necklace with a clasp in the back. Then you would have to cut the necklace at the OPPOSITE end of the clasp, like where a pendant would be hanging if you were wearing it like normal. Then you’d glue each end of the part you just cut to a pom. This would give you a necklace with a clasp in back at the end, which would let you unhook and put it on or else slip it over your head if it fit.