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easy diy pom-pom shoe clips!

Sometimes I don’t even know where I get some of these ideas from but I was making one of my bi-weekly trips to the craft store (they may or may not know me by name now….) when I saw some furry barrettes in the accessories section and had that thought that I’m sure very few people have ever had, ‘those would look cute clipped onto my shoes.’ I know, right??

I wanted to share this super easy DIY so you too can clip furry pom-pom balls on your shoes! It’s sooo easy and took literally 5 minutes.

diy pom pom shoe clips | designandcuriosity.com

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • furry pom-pom hair ties, I got this one!
  • alligator hair clips, I got these
  • E6000 glue

diy pom pom shoe clips | designandcuriosity.com

I cut the elastic off of the hair tie and applied the glue to both the hair tie (about where I clipped off the elastic) and the alligator clip. I pressed together and let it set for about 2 hours. It’s been super secure and hasn’t threatened to come apart yet.

diy pom pom shoe clips | designandcuriosity.com

But how cute is that?! You guys I might seriously have some kind of disease that makes me want to put things on my shoes all the time….I don’t think there’s a cure so I’m going to keep on sharing!

What do you think? Would you try this? If you do, tag with #designandcuriositymakes on Instagram so I can see!

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diy pom pom statement earrings for st. pattys day

diy st pattys pom pom earrings | designandcuriosity.com

hello friends, st patricks day is tomorrow and if you haven’t had enough of pom poms yet, with your rainbow pom pom necklace, you’re in for a treat today! statement earrings are trending big time right now (you can see some examples on my post awhile back) and it turns out there you can create a pair for yourself with some scrap materials and a little creativity. after seeing them around i knew i had to make myself a pair (or twenty).

diy st pattys pom pom earrings | designandcuriosity.com

here’s what you’ll need:

  • green yarn
  • small pom pom maker, which you can buy at most craft stores
  • fish hook earring pieces
  • headpins
  • pliers

diy st pattys pom pom earrings | designandcuriosity.com

use your pom pom maker to make two full bodied poms in your green yarn. be sure to tie it together tightly!

diy st pattys pom pom earrings | designandcuriosity.com

diy st pattys pom pom earrings | designandcuriosity.com

next you’ll add the headpin. using pliers bend the straight end into an open v

diy st pattys pom pom earrings | designandcuriosity.com

loop the open v shape around the yarn that is holding the pom together then use the pliers to pinch it closed. simply loop the fish hook earring piece into the loop of the headpin and secure tightly.

diy st pattys pom pom earrings | designandcuriosity.com

and voila! you’re finished! honestly i was kind of surprised how quickly they were to make, up to 10 minutes probably! i really want to try experimenting with mixing different colored yarns in the same pom. what do you think??

if you’re in a pinch for green tomorrow and don’t get pinched (sorry, had to!) then whip up these fun earrings for a true bit of irish spirit. also, check out my diy st pattys sequin elbow patch sweater from last year for more fun!

 

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diy rainbow pom pom necklace

diy rainbow pom pom necklace | designandcuriosity.com

are you guys as into the pom pom trend as i am? i want to put pom poms on everything! with st patricks day and spring coming up i’m so ready for rainbow skies and sunshine. what better way than to make it happen with pom poms?

diy rainbow pom pom necklace | designandcuriosity.com

here’s what you’ll need:

  • chain, i got mine here
  • jump rings, i got mine here
  • pom-poms in various colors (i made mine with a pom maker)

pom pom jump rings

once the poms are made open up the jump rings and loop them through the yarn that holds the pom together.

diy rainbow pom pom necklace | designandcuriosity.com

using the pliers i connected the poms to the chain, making sure they were evenly spaced. spacing them out evenly was honestly the most time consuming part!

diy rainbow pom pom necklace | designandcuriosity.com

i am so obsessed with how it turned out! it is a great way to add color to your wardrobe and who doesn’t love a good pom pom accessory? it’d be great to wear with your st patricks day outfit too! what do you think?