Pom Pom & Tassel Keychains

Did you catch those pom pom and tassel keychains at my Craft Night? Well, they were a super easy DIY favor I gave to everyone who joined in all of the making!

When we returned from vacation in Cabo, Mexico, I was so inspired by all of the colors in their handmade pom pom and tassel items that I went straight to the craft store and picked up these yarn skeins with super bright color gradients.

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For this craft, you will need:

Now, you don’t “need” to buy a pom pom and tassel maker BUT I did try and make them using the hacks you can find online and let’s just say I was happy to invest the <$10 for each of these items to make my life a little easier.

The directions on the back of the pom pom and tassel maker packages were fairly good but if you prefer to try your own method, Pinterest has some great tutorials.

When you make your tassel, make sure to leave enough string on top to add your pom pom and any beads you want to use. You will also be tying the lobster clasp to that string so make sure to factor that into the length as well.

  1. Thread your string into a large needle.
  2. Add your beads and use the needle to push the string through the center of the pom pom.
  3. Add more beads on top if you wish.
  4. Double-knot the end of your string to the jump ring.
  5. Attach the jump ring to the lobster clasp.

*I did not do this, but would suggest adding a little hot glue to my knot on the jump ring as mine already untied. But I think adding the glue should do the trick. Thank goodness for the glue gun!

These keychains look especially good attached to your black bags because of how much the colors pop! Add them to your beach bag, your car, your purse or backpack or give them away to friends!


Seussical Headbands

One of our favorite things to do with our daughter (other than Disneyland, of course) is to take her to local shows and plays performed by other children.  She sits there in awe throughout the entire thing, loving each song and all of the sets and costumes.

Similar to when we went to see The Little Mermaid with our close friends, I wanted make something fun for the girls to wear to see Seussical, The Musical.  I was excited to make something quirky and colorful to match the Dr. Seuss style and took a trip to the dollar store for supplies!

I decided on headbands and gathered some pom poms, beads, pipe cleaners, fuzzy hair ties and foam stars. Using a hole punch, I made a hole in the center of each star.

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Wrapping the pipe cleaner around the headband, I was able to pull it through the middle of the star and affix a felt circle to the back with glue.

I glued on the fuzzy hair tie, added some beads and spiraled the pipe cleaner.  To finish it off, I added different color pom poms to the top and side of the headband.

Since I made these the day of the play, I used a glue gun.  No drying time needed!

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My daughter is very into arts and crafts. (Surprise, Surprise! I know!) She wanted to make bracelets for her friend as well.

Although the play was so much fun on its own, the headbands really got them in the spirit. Plus, how adorable do they look on these goofy girlies!