Winter is almost half way over, right? Well we hope so, but we might as well embrace the cold weather. For this#31DaysofDIY project, we challenged ourselves to make cozy, chic and playful pom pom ear muffs. Not only was it a total success, but it gave us yet another reason to bring Turkey Temple in for his latest modeling gig ;) Can we all agree that there is nothing cuter than a dog in ear muffs!?
No idea what #31DaysofDIY is? It’s a brand new tradition here at Brit + Co that’s all about kicking off the new year right. We’ve challenged ourselves to make or learn something new every single day for the month of January, and we’re inviting all of you along for the ride. From DIY basics like Sewing 101 to learning to design and laser cut our own stencils, we hope this month of making inspires you to get creative all year long.
– wool yarn + regular yarn
– canvas fabric
– hot glue gun
1. Fold your fabric over and draw a circle on the seam. The circle should have around a 3-inch radius to be able to cover your ear. Cut out two.
2. Using the wool yarn, cover one side of the circle with a swirl. Start in the center and follow the curves until the whole canvas circle has been covered.
3. Time to make a pom pom! Wrap the wool yarn around your hand about 15-20 times. Slide it off and tie a knot in the center of the bundle. Cut the loops and fluff. Glue the pom pom on the connected circle.
4. Use the other skein of yarn to embellish your headband. We wrapped sections to create a striped effect.
5. Using glue, sandwich the headband in between the swirl and pom pom sides of the ear covering. Make sure you glue the swirled side to the inside of the headband and the pom pom side should face the outside. Done!
Fold your fabric in half and draw a circle with about a 3-inch radius. This will be the part that covers your ears, so make sure they’re big enough! When you unfold them they should look like a figure eight.
Create a swirl in the center of the circle using the wool yarn. This will be the area that touches your ear so make sure the swirl is tight yet fluffy.
Time to make a pom pom! Wrap the yarn around your hand, slip it off, and tie tightly in the center. Cut the loops to reveal the pom pom. Fluff it up for maximum poof.
Glue the pom pom onto the other loop of the figure eight. Fluff and trim to make the pom pom even. We found that the wool yarn works the best because the yarn separates well and creates a great looking poof.
Embellished bands make ear muffs that much better. Using the normal yarn, wrap the headband however you’d like. We created thick stripes by wrapping the yarn in evenly spaced tight bunches.
Sandwich the headband in between the pom pom and swirled yarn sections. Use the hot glue and really squeeze it tight.
Check it out! These ear muffs are totally legit and really warm.
Try creating different patterns with the yarn. On our second pair, we spaced out our wraps to create thinner stripes. These are perfect for you and your bestie.
Tahoe, here we come!
No words to describe the cuteness that is going on in this pic.
Cute to sassy in a matter of seconds. We love it though!
Turkey and Anj in matching ear muffs= outrageously adorable!
What do you think of these DIY earmuffs? If you create your own, you will need to photograph them on a pet and share using the hashtag #31daysofDIY. As always leave your comments and questions below!