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This Owl Pom Pom is So Easy to Make!

Follow the detailed instructions and pictures to make your own DIY owl pom pom! This is a perfect craft to make with kids!

Skills Required: Beginner. You’re going to use a pom pom maker which is relatively easy to do, but I suggest trying a plain pom pom first with scrap yarn. That way when you do the owl you’ll know what to expect from the tool.

This Owl Pom Pom is So Easy to Make

My kids and I have gone a little pom pom crazy and this owl pom-pom is our favorite! Following the pictures below, it’s easy and fun to put together and helps your kids work on those great hand/eye coordination skills.

This is a perfect fall craft for adults or children. Use them for autumn decorating. You could even thread a piece of string through the middle and use as a Christmas ornament or gift! Here’s how you make them.

DIY Owl Pom Pom

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Step 1. Follow the pictures below to start making your owl pom pom. You’ll be making the eyes in the first four steps, so make sure to repeat steps 1 – 3 on both sides (as seen in step 4.)

It takes a little bit of backwards thinking to see how the yarn pieces end up looking like an owl. But after you make this one or two times, you’ll totally get it and can eventually make your own patterns.

Wrapping various colors of yarn around a pom pom maker

Step 2. Cut along the pom-pom maker groove to remove. Starting to look like an owl, right?! Use sharp scissors to start trimming.

Pom pom removed from the pom pom maker tool

Step 3.  Continue trimming the pom pom until you’re happy with the way it looks. I left the brown yarn on top a bit longer to resemble the eyebrow hair some owls have. I think it adds some personality to this little guy!

Finished owl pom pom

Step 4. (optional) If you’re planning on turn this owl pom pom into an ornament or gift wrap embellishment, just thread a piece of bakers twine onto a large embroidery needle and insert through the middle (make sure to go through the center thread). Remove the needle, pull to the top, and tie off with a knot. Cutest ornament ever!

Baker's twine being threaded through the pom pom
Pom pom owl Christmas ornament

I hope you enjoy making this Owl Pom Pom with your kids. It takes a bit of practice to get everything symmetrical and straight but with a bit of practice and a lot of laughs, you’ll be making tons of little owl buddies before you know it!

Finished owl pom pom

Stop by Tried & True to check out some of my other holiday crafts! I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas and posts: