Pompom Love Bugs for Valentine’s Day

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I love Valentine’s Day for three reasons: I love the color pink, chocolate is usually involved and I have an excuse to make something sweet for the people I love! This year, I decided to put my obsession for making pompoms to good use by making these adorable Pompom Love Bugs!

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Pompom Love Bugs for Valentine’s Day
Recipe Type: Craft
Author: Rachel Beyer
Ingredients
  • Pink yarn
  • Pink felt
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googley eyes
  • Pompom maker (I use the [url href=”http://www.joann.com/clover-pom-pom-maker-large-2-pkg-2-1-2in-and-3-3-8in/9742677.html” target=”_blank”]Clover brand[/url] or you can [url href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a13bFAFauPc” target=”_blank”]make your own[/url])
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Good, sharp scissors
Instructions
  1. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs1.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  2. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs2.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  3. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs3.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  4. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs4.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  5. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs5.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  6. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs6.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
Step One: Make pompoms!
  1. Get our your handy dandy pompom maker or watch [url href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a13bFAFauPc” target=”_blank”]this tutorial[/url] on how to make your own.
  2. If you’ve never made a pompom before I have to warn you, they are addicting! I’ve photographed the steps for this post, but I also recommend [url href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDmtd1h9P00″ target=”_blank”]this video[/url] if you need more help.
  3. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs7.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  4. The most satisfying part for me is giving my pompom a good haircut. I recommend using good, sharp scissors. Slowly start cutting your pompom around and around until you’ve got a nice, even shaped ball. I cut my pompoms to fit into the [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/heart-clasp-boxes/” target=”_blank”]heart clasp favor boxes[/url] (which are 2”x2” in size).
Step Two: Make your love bugs!
  1. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs8.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  2. Cut out small heart from the felt to become feet for your bug. Then use the hot glue gun to glue the felt heart to the pompom.
  3. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs9.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”DIY Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  4. Next glue on the googley eyes.
  5. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs10.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  6. Use a pencil to curl the pipe cleaners and cut them to size with scissors. Add hot glue to the end of the pipe cleaners and poke them into the pompom to create antennae. It’s as simple as that!
  7. [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/labels/preview/SPPD1B-39/”][img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pompomlovebugs14.jpg” width=”680″ height=”904″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pom Pom Love Bugs | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
Notes
I popped these little guys into [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/heart-clasp-boxes/” target=”_blank”]heart clasp favor boxes[/url] decorated with a custom label in [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/labels/preview/SPPD1B-39/” target=”_blank”]Polka Dots style[/url].

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Rachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker based in Portland, OR. She loves crafting, party planning and illustration. Rachel runs her own creative blog, Adventures In Making and also has a line of greeting cards, art prints and handmade goodies called Camp Smartypants.


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