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How To Make DIY Pom Pom Earrings

Pom poms make everything more fun! We’re seeing these fluffy embellishments added to handbags, home décor, gift wrap, jewelry and even accessories!

Pom Pom Earrings

Pom pom earrings are trending right now and not losing momentum anytime soon! After seeing them pop up on some of our favorite style blogs, we just had to create a pair of our own. They’re easy to customize in your favorite colors and only take about 30 minutes to MAKE!

Here’s what you need to get started:

• Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn, Solid – Arbor Rose – 4.5 Oz

• DMC® 6 Strand Embroidery Floss, Group 2 – 891 DK Carnation

• DMC® Embroidery Needles – 3/9

• Bead Gallery® 6/0 E Glass Beads – Cobalt – 6/0 MM

• Eye Pins Mix By Bead Landing™ – Gold Tone

• Bead Landing™ Gold Flat Earring Posts

• Gold Earring Backs By Bead Landing™

• Clover Pom Pom Maker, Small

• E6000® Amazing Crafting Glues Multipack

• Bead Landing™ Bead Organizer & Tool Set

• Scissors

• Ruler

Now, let’s MAKE some pom poms!

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STEP 1

Using your pom pom maker, create two medium and two small pom poms with yarn. If you need a little help, check out this handy video!
Maker Tip: Use two strands of different colored yarns for a fun & multicolored pom!

STEP 2

Your pom poms may be a bit unruly, so use your scissors to trim them down so that they are even all around, and more compact.

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STEP 3

Take two gold eye pins and slide on your blue beads, leaving ¼” of the eye pin showing at the top. Then, use the jewelry pliers from the toolbox to bend the piece of the eye pin remaining at a 90° angle.  Curl the pin back in the other direction into a small loop. Repeat this process on the other end.
Here’s a quick video demonstrating how to make the wire loops:

STEP 4

Cut four pieces of floss 6″ long.

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STEP 5

Thread one strand of floss through the needle. Slide the needle up through the medium pom pom, through the eye pin, and back down through the bottom of the pom pom. Remove the needle and tie a tight knot with the ends of the floss strand. Don’t forget to trim off the excess!

STEP 6

Repeat Step 5 on the smaller pom pom for the other end of the same eye pin. Then, repeat Steps 4-5 to create the second earring for a matching pair!

STEP 7

On the backside of the smaller pom pom of each earring, trim the yarn so that there is a flat surface on which to attach the earring back.
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STEP 8

Use E-6000®  adhesive to attach the earring back to the flat part of the pom pom on both earrings. Follow the package directions, let them dry thoroughly and you’re all set!

These earrings are perfect for a party outfit or to dress up a plain tee. Either way, you’ll be proud to say that you made them yourself.

Now that you have mastered making pom poms, how will you wear them? Show us your DIY pom pom projects on Instagram by tagging your photos with #MakeItWithMichaels!

Craft Crush | May

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared my latest craft crush with you all. We’ve been a bit busy sprucing things up around here … can you tell? It’s not that I haven’t had any thing new to crush on lately, because trust me – there’s a lot of DIY greatness floating around right now. Here’s just a few that have caught my eye lately.

Craft Crush

Clockwise from top left: 

The Perfect Picnic by A Night Owl Blog // How sweet is that picnic basket & those yummy treats in a jar?

Pom Pom Fruit by Mr. Printables // Well, you all know we love pom poms around here, but those fruits?? Amazing.

One Smart Cookie Father’s Day Gift by The Idea Room // What a sweet way to show Dad how much you care. Complete with milk neck tie.

Fresh Watermelon Cake by Sprinkle Bakes // Since this cake is made of fruit, may I have 2 slices?

Fujifilm Instax™ Mini Camera // We had fun with this Instax camera while we were down in Austin. Have you gotten the chance to try one yet?

Retro Stamped Tea Towel by The Casual Craftlete // I love this simple and easy DIY; it would make a perfect hostess gift!

After that round up, you might think that I’m hungry. And, you might be right.

Craft Crush | February

I’m sure you’re all Valentined out by now … well other than those candies you’re still eating on. But, I’m okay if Valentine’s Day lingers a bit longer. Maybe it’s because I like hearts and heart-shaped things, or because the little girl in me gets excited at all of the pink, frilly stuff. Or, perhaps, it’s just because I love LOVE. I think it’s a message that should be reinforced all year ’round. Speaking of love … I’m a little past due on this month’s Craft Crush. You may see some leftover Valentine-ish projects that were still lingering in my heart, but that’s okay, right?

Craft Crush February

Clockwise from top left:

Crepe Paper Balloon Tassels by Bird’s Party Blog // I do love balloons, but frilly jumbo balloons?? Be still my heart.

Paper Roses by It All Started with Paint // How can something so beautiful be so easy? Click through to see Linda’s full tutorial!

Framed Pom Pom Floral Stems // Being the pom pom lovers we are here on the Glue String, this one was a no-brainer. My favorite part is that these floral stems don’t die and I can change them with the seasons.

Donut Cake Pops by Pint Sized Baker // You all know I super love donuts. I must make these cake pops!

Crochet Tiger Hat by Repeat Crafter Me // Cute babies always get me … especially when they’re wearing tiny animal hats!

What are you crushing on lately?

Jillian

DIY Pet Love Gifts

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Clearly people around the Michaels office love their pets. I mean, what would we do without our furry family members? They are always there to cheer us up when we are feeling blue! Our dogs, cats, and other pets are constantly providing us with joy, comfort, entertainment, and companionship. If you would be lost without your precious pet, show your best friend a little appreciation and give one of our Pet Love projects a try! These DIY treat jars and accessories also make great gifts for other pet lovers in your life.

Get Fido looking fancy for a trip to the park with this cozy crochet collar cover topped off with fluffy yarn pom-poms.

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Keep treats stored inside this terrarium treat jar! The decorative accent on the lid will remind your pup to stay out of the “dog house” if he wants a special snack!

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This treat jar makes a great gift for your friends and family who love their pets as much as you do! Personalize this project by using paints that match their home decor. Also, dress up your puppy with a personalized bandana! Use fabric paints to transform a basic bandana into a custom accessory for your pet.

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Immortalize your pet with this custom canvas silhouette art piece! Simply trace and cut out an image of your pet, then use a gel medium to adhere.

During this love-filled month, don’t forget to show your loyal companions some appreciation with a little pampering! Pick your favorite project and get started today!

Do you have pets? Which project are you excited to try?

Meredith

Craft Crush | January

Craft Crush

Happy New Year friends! I feel like I am allowed to say that until at least February, right? Every January, I get this sudden jolt of motivation and inspiration for all of the things I want to accomplish in the new year. That, and the urge to clean out and organize my entire house. That’s kind of hard to do when I’m excitedly starting a bunch of new DIY projects. One of my resolutions for this year was to learn a new skill, so currently my craft “area” is cluttered with inky doodles and layers of tracing paper trials. What are your resolutions for 2014?

Here are a few more DIY ideas that I’m crushing on this month. As you can see… Valentine’s Day adorableness is already all up in my Pinterest boards.

Craft Crush January

Clockwise from top left:

Dog Pom Pom Collar // As modeled by our furry friend Sophie. I love dogs. I love pompoms. This one was a no-brainer.

Fox Costume by Nalle’s House // The fox says “CUTE!” on this felt and plushie kiddo costume.

DIY Glue Gun Cabochons by Lil Blue Boo // I never thought of using a glue gun in tandem with silicone molds to make my own earring studs. Genius!

Ombré Painted Canvas // This project is actually SUPER easy. And, I love artwork with quotes to brighten a room. Choosing my favorite will be the hard part!

You A”Maze” Me Valentines by U Create // These are way better than the typical boxed Valentines that I remember. Plus, U Create has a free printable that you can download!

Jillian

November Trend // Pom Pom Party

November Trend Pom Poms

From the craft room to the runway, pom-poms are having a moment.

As winter approaches and we pull out our sweaters and scarves, don’t forget to have a little fun and add a whimsical detail with pom-poms! Using the Clover Pom-pom maker and some yarn or tulle, DIY pom poms are quick and simple. For some temporary flair, tie a tulle pom pom to your party heels or attach an over-sized pom pom to the top of your favorite beanie. Enlist your friends to help create a plethora of pom-poms to string together and create an eye-catching chandelier.

Pom Pom Party

1. Pom Pom Chandelier

2. Pom Pom Party Heels

3. Pom Pom Hair Clips

4. Pom Pom Cardigan

5. Over-sized Pom Beanie

These fluffy friends can come to life in a variety of size, color and texture. Play with different types of yarn to add a handmade touch that reflects your unique style.

– Sara, Trend Expert