So if you follow my IG, which ya probably dont (psst…what are you doing with your life?), but anyhooter, I have posted about my love of the Youtube Podcast by Potter and Bloom. Emma Potter has a wonderful blog, IG and Podcast where I am continually inspired. She had the earrings below on in an episode and I was like “must make” 🙋🏾♀️. And so I did and now I share the tutorial with you.
What you will need (all below except noted):
1. Two wooden rings
2. Fish hook Earring Findings
3. Glue gun or E9000
4. Yarn of different colors
5. Eye Pins
6. Drill or hook to burrow a small whole (not pictured)
8. Needle nose Pliers (not pictured).
All of the items, including the wooden rings, are available at Michael’s. They are not a sponsor (yet! 😊), but that’s my go-to place for craft items. I also purchase wooden rings from Etsy if I am prepared for orders.
The most time consuming part of the DIY is making the small poms. Of course, you can purchase them pre-made, but heck, if you are like me, you have yarn EVERYWHERE.🧚 Pre-made packs of mini poms though are very inexpensive.
It took me about 20-25 minutes to make the mini poms in various colors and the rest of this took a total of 10 minutes. If you’d like to level up the earrings and make them a little different, you can wrap the wooden rings in a colored Embroidery thread or paint them. I may do this in the future.
- Make the mini poms. There are a bajillion YouTube videos on how to make a pom pom. I basically wrapped yarn around my index finger and middle finger 20 times, tied them all together then cut
- Trim poms.
- bore a tiny hole with a drill or a hook into each wooden ring
- Insert eye pin and trim it down some so that it doesnt stick out (like mine in first photo). add tiny bit of glue in hole or bend it
- Apply pom poms with an half inch in-between with E9000 or hot glue. Careful not to get it everywhere. Qtips are a dainty way to not get the E9000 all over.
- Add fish hook finding with pliers in eye pins