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How to Make Your Own Faux Fur Pompom

How to Make Your Own Faux Fur Pompom

A craft for the fashionista in your life!

With faux fur pompoms being all the rage these days for fashion-forward tweens, teens, and adults, we decided to find out how you can make your own. You can customize these faux fur pompoms and add them to your shoes, keychains, or even hair accessories!

Look at these and tell me you don’t want them! I can’t tell you how much joy I get from wearing these furry guys on my feet every day. If you don’t feel brave enough to wear them on your shoes, sew on a jump ring and attach a key-ring finding, or even sew one onto a hair elastic for a cute ponytail bobble. Whatever you do, just get them in your life!

Things you need

  • Felt pen or a pencil
  • Fake fur material
  • Compass or large roll of tape as a template
  • Scissors
  • Needle and strong thread
  • Toy stuffing / wadding
  • Small coin, 1 inch in diameter
  • Small piece of felt
  • 2 shoe clips
  • Glue gun


diy pompom step 1

Step 1:

Draw two circles on your fur material, roughly 4¾ inches in diameter—a full roll of sticky tape is a good size to draw round.

diy pompom step 2

Step 2:

Cut out the circles with scissors and put one to one side. Thread your needle with a double length of thread, leaving a thread tail of 4 inches. Tack around the edge of the fur disc, using a running stitch.

diy pompom step 3

Step 3:

When you get back to where you started, go back out the disc with the needle so now you have two tail ends next to each other. Hold the disc and pull the tail ends to ruche up the disc into a pouch.

diy pompom step 4

Step 4: 

Put a small amount of stuffing inside the pouch so it fills out, almost into a ball shape. You can also use your fur off-cuts for stuffing.

diy pompom step 5

Step 5:

Pull the tail ends and tie a knot to close up the opening.

diy pompom step 6

Step 6:

Thread a needle onto the tail ends and sew a few stitches to secure. Repeat steps 2-6 to make another pompom.

diy pompom step 7

Step 7:

Place your small coin on the felt and draw round it to make two circles. Cut them out. Sew a shoe clip onto each felt disc. 

diy pompom step 8

Step 8:

Attach the back of each felt disc to the base of a pompom, using a glue gun. Hold in place until the glue dries.

diy pompom step 9

Step 9:

Clip the pompoms to your favorite pair of shoes and get dancing!


dress you up book cover Excerpted with permission from Dress You Up by Rosy Nicholas, photography by Adam Laycock; published by Quadrille April 2017; RRP $19.99 hardcover.



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