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Pom Pom Owl

September 10, 2012

Last year my girls and I had fun making some spooky Halloween pom pom animals and people. One of the most effective ones was the owl we made, hooooo… (who? hoo? get diddit?) was really too cute to be anything spooky at all.

Owls have been one of the great design icons of the last couple of years and Pinterest is full of them. What I loved about this particular crafty creation was not only how easy it was (and gave us a chance to experiment with using chunks of colours on a pompom) but how easy it would be to customise it to make different owls too. You could really have a hoot designing them.


We used 2 colours of cheap and cheerful DK wool and made a medium and fairly small pompoms (pale green and yellow if you use the Clover makers) and did each one wound with 3/4 of the circle in darker brown and 1/4 in the speckled cream/natural. We used our trust tacky glue to attach them to each other and then cut out feet and a beak in fun foam sheets and added googly eyes. We debated felt wings but decided he was just cute and hapless the way he was.

Have a go – and let us know what you manage to make? We would love to feature your pom pom creatures.

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