'Tis the season for making gifts and who doesn't love a faux fur pom pom key chain? This is a fun gift for little ones and teens. Or even better make as a group activity. My nieces and sisters would love this project to create and receive. They're cute gifts for all occasions and take less than 30 minutes each. Use Dritz 1/4" Metallic Elastic for a fun spin. Get the details below on how to make these faux fur pom pom key chains.
Coats Button & Craft Thread (this a heavier thread that is great for projects like this and won't break from the heavier fabric and tugging)
Create a circle template. My circle has a 5" diameter. You can adjust the size as you'd like (small to large). Trace the circle on the back of the faux fur with a marker.Remove with a razor blade to avoid fur flying everywhere. Use a running stitch with a heavier wt. thread and needle and about 1/8" from the edge. Thread should be 3 x the size of the circle. Pull to cinch the faux fur in, don't cut the thread. Add a ball of stuffing. Pull the thread as tight as you can and continue sewing the opening closed to just before the halfway point.
Cut a strip of the elastic about 12"
Pin the cut edges together with a 1/2' over lap
Sew the overlap with a zigzag stitch (or hot glue) a couple times to secure. You also will want to sew just along the folded edge to secure the swivel hook from moving. You can also use hot glue.
Place the overlapped edge inside the opening of pom pom.
Secure into place by sewing with the remaining thread.
Sew the opening closed as well.
Knot the thread several times to secure.
*In collaboration with Dritz. I received compensation from Dritz®, and some of the materials featured here or used in this project were provided free of charge by Dritz®. All opinions are my own.