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Pom-Pom Bunny




  • Bunny How-To PDF
  • Yarn
  • Waxed thread
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Felt glue (such as Beacon's)
  • Hemostat
  • Tiny black beads
  • Pink embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Heavy thread
  • Chenille stem
  • Paper cupcake liners
  • Pinking sheers
  • Ribbon
  • Vintage flowers (optional)
  • Small circle of wood
  • Off-white paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pink paper


  1. Step 1

    Print Bunny How-To PDF to follow along with when creating the pom-pom bunnies. Make two separate pom-poms of equal size by winding yarn around two fingers. Tie pom-pom tightly in middle with waxed thread.

  2. Step 2

    Use scissors to clip loops and create frayed ends. Trim a larger pom-pom into an oval for the body. Trim a smaller pom-pom to create a head.

  3. Step 3

    Cut ears out of felt. Fold and glue the bottom of each ear to give it dimension, and hold into place with a hemostat until dry.

  4. Step 4

    Glue ears into the head with felt glue.

  5. Step 5

    Glue bead eyes into place.

  6. Step 6

    String pink embroidery floss through the space where the nose should be. Trim.

  7. Step 7

    Knot a double-threaded needle with heavy thread; pull through and clip long for whiskers.

  8. Step 8

    Open a space in the body for the arms and legs made of chenille stems. Glue chenille stem into pom-pom body.

  9. Step 9

    Fold chenille stem in half so cut end gets hidden inside the pom-pom for both the arms and legs. Fold legs vertically, and arms horizontally. For the legs, fold them so the bunny becomes the desired height.

  10. Step 10

    Glue head onto body.

  11. Step 11

    To make the bunny's skirt, cut the circular bottoms of two paper cupcake liners with pinking sheers.

  12. Step 12

    Glue the two pieces together at the waist.

  13. Step 13

    Tie a bow around bunny's neck using ribbon.

  14. Step 14

    With glue, tack the skirt onto the bunny on the front, back, and under each arm. Dab small dots of glue around the top of the skirt and attach.

  15. Step 15

    Bend the bunny's arms. Glue on vintage flowers for decoration.

  16. Step 16

    To create a base, paint a small circle of wood off-white. Trace the circle on pink paper.

  17. Step 17

    Cut just inside line with pinking sheers and glue onto the wooden base.

  18. Step 18

    Bend the bunny's feet at the ankle. Glue feet onto the wooden base.

The Martha Stewart Show, April 2007



Reviews (7)

  • Piperson 7 Feb, 2015

    I made about 10 of these after watching Jennifer Murphy , a master craftsman and artist, demonstrate how to make them on the Martha Stewart Show.( She has a website also which is wonderful.) The directions were easy to follow after watching the video. I don't know easy they are to make with just the printed instructions but the ones I made are great.

  • soduel 8 Apr, 2009

    I use wool yarn or a wool cotton blend. It is also fun to make pom poms with wool roving. Those turn out very soft and fluffy

  • santamaker 3 Mar, 2008

    Making these has become addictive. After the first , they become a lot easier. So far I have made more than a dozen. Will send in photo if I can figure out how to do it.

  • sunny109 2 Mar, 2008

    Having fun making some. Wondering what yarn to use..I've tried acryic, cotton, cotton blends...none look like picture. However, they are very cute. Any ideas?

  • lmellison 20 Feb, 2008

    make this one!

  • craftingranny 20 Feb, 2008

    Very cute. My 9 yr. old granddaughter would love these. She loves to raid my craft supplies and particularly loves my bag of multisized pom poms and glues them together to make fantastical little animals.

  • santamaker 2 Feb, 2008

    Wow She should charge more for these. 1st one was difficult but gets easier after that. I shortened the ears and used gray wool and came up with a mouse.