Fun fact: the origin of the word is “pompon” (French!) but it’s a-ok to say and spell it “pompom.”
I can’t even remember what I was googling, but I came across this picture:
I can’t actually tell where it came from or who did it. But, I did find an artist who does very similar things: Troy Emery. Magnificent.
Anyway. Just wanted to establish that I wasn’t the first to think of gluing pompoms to fake animals.
Finding pompoms is easy. Walmart sells them (in regular and neon– I picked neon). Then I figured it’d be easy to find an animal to glue them to. Wrong. I thought maybe since it was close to Halloween I could find a spooky cat but all I found was a small bird statue. (put a
bird pompom on it.)
Then I pulled out my trusty tacky glue and got to work.
First we had to sort the pompoms. I put all the smallest ones in a bowl.
Here’s what I had after the first round of gluing. The pompoms slid around a bit when I did large swaths of them. So I ended up breaking it up into a ridiculous number of gluing sessions.
Here it is partially finished! I used slightly bigger pom poms where the wings would be. I tried not to get colors right next to each other. There’s really not so much skill in this (not like Troy Emery!).
And here’s the final product! I sent it to my brother and his fiancé since I know they’ll appreciate it! It’s pretty weird but don’t be surprised if I cover something else with pompoms! Color? Texture?
Quirkiness Weirdness? Check!