March 19, 2013

How to Make Adorable Pompom Easter Chicks from Adventures in Pompom Land (DIY, Review & Giveaway)


I LOVE making cute things!
Do you LOVE making cute things?

 

If you're a fan of the sweet, the fuzzy,
the soft, the cuddly, the diminutive
and the adorable,
You're going to LOVE
(new this March from Lark Crafts)

 

Later in the post I'm going to show you how to make this sweet little chick.  At the end, you can enter to win your own copy of Adventures in Pompom Land. But first, let me tempt you with some of the other incredible step-by-step projects from Adventures in Pompom Land:


Squeee...k!
 Pompom Mouse

Don't ewe love it?
Pompom Lamb


A Pompom Pony and
A Huggable Hedgehog!

There's an Elephant, Snowy Owl, Fox, Bunny and many more!
Where does the cuteness end?
(The last page of the book, page 128) 

 Spring Chick
(adapted from the Yellow Chick & Bluebird projects in Adventures in Pompom Land) 

  • 100% wool yarn (yellow) 
  • 5"x3" piece of heavy cardboard, wrapped in packing tape
  • sharp scissors
  • waxed twine
  • small square of orange felt for the beak
  • 2 black glass or plastic eyes (10 or 12 mm)
  • 2 long sewing or floral pins
  • wire cutters
  • 24" 18 gauge floral wire
  •  yellow or orange embroidery floss
  • Tacky glue 
  • a small millinery flower


Step 1:  Make the pompom for the head by winding the yarn around the cardboard sleeve approx. 115 times.  Slide off of the sleeve, tie tightly in the middle with waxed twine, then cut the loops. 



Step 2:  Using sharp scissors, begin trimming the pompom into a 1.5" ball.


Step 3:  Make a pompom for the body by winding the yarn around the cardboard sleeve approx. 150 times. Slide off of the sleeve, tie tightly in the middle with waxed twine, then cut the loops.

Step 4:  Using sharp scissors, trim the pompom into an egg shape, roughly 3" from end to end.  Leave a tuft of yarn a little longer on the tapered end for the tail feathers.

 
Step 5:  Put a nickel-sized amount of tacky glue where you want the head.  Tack head into place with long pins until dry.  


Step 6:  Part the yarn and put dabs of tacky glue where you want to place the eyes.  Insert eyes.  Cut a small diamond of orange felt for the beak.  Fold, then part the yarn where you want the beak to be.  Glue in place.


Step 7:  Make legs by cutting wire into (8) 3" pieces.  Take four pieces of wire, hold them together and lightly coat the bundle with glue.  Working from top to bottom, wind the embroidery floss tightly and uniformly around the wires.  Stop approximately 1" from the bottom.  Bend each of the four wires out at a 90 degree angle to make individual toes.  Three will face forward; one will face backward to provide the support needed for the chick to stand.  Continue wrapping each "toe" wire individually with embroidery floss to cover the floral wire.  Tuck any loose ends under and affix with glue.  Repeat with remaining wires to create the second leg.  Use wire cutters to trim legs or toes to achieve the look you like.
 
Step 8Put a dab of glue on the top of each leg, then part the yarn and insert in the body of the chick.

Step 9:  To finish, glue a small millinery flower on one side of the chick's head.


Lark Crafts is giving Rook No. 17 readers a chance to win a copy of Adventures in Pompom Land.  Enter below.  Good luck!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Disclosure:  I received a review copy of Adventures in Pompom Land from Lark Crafts.  
All opinions are genuine and are my own.

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This project has been linked-up with:
The Spring Fling Party from Flamingo Toes & Homework 
The Say G'Day Saturday Linky Part at Natasha in Oz



28 comments:

  1. I think I need some pom pom creatures to live in my keystone dollhouse. How precious!

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  2. Creative Lettering - to jazz up my journaling

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  3. I also like their new book: Paper Blooms.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. The pompom creatures are adorable. I'd love to try my hand at them. EcoCraft is another book calling my name.

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  5. Creative Lettering would be my first choice, but there are several there that caught my eye! Thanks so much for the chance to win this adorable book.

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  6. These are adorable! I love the little lamb!

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  7. these are sooo cute. going to order the book asap!

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  8. You have the greatest blog.That little chick really made me smile.Thanks for brightening my day:)
    Vicki

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    1. Well, right back at ya! You brightened my day right back Vicki!

      Jenn

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  9. The Paper Blooms book is right up my alley.

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  10. That is taking pom poms to a whole new level!!!

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  11. You are very talented. Two words. So cute!

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  12. Printing on fabric or creative lettering!

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  13. So sweet! They are adorable.

    Perhaps you'd care to link to SEASONAL SUNDAYS next week. The link goes up at 7 pm on Saturday evening.

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. So darn sweet! I love pompoms (just too lazy to make them!)

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  15. Creative Lettering ... for all my mixed media projects.

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  16. Paper Blooms! Paper flowers are sooo fun to make.

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  17. Felt Worlds looks so cute! I just picked up Doodle Stitching too so I'm excited to do some projects from that one.

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  18. Actually I have been looking at Adventures in Pompom Land and Wee Felt Worlds!

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  19. I think the other book I'd be interested in would be "Two-Hour Cross-Stitch: Animals"

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  20. These projects are SO cute! Would love to create these with my daughter! :)

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  21. Wee Felt Worlds is the book I need. So stinkin adorable.

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I enjoy hearing from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to be part of the creative and positive spirit here at Rook No. 17! xoxo Jenn

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