Since it’s still cherry season here in the Pacific Northwest, we thought it was only fitting to make some cherry pom-pom keychains. Not only are pom-poms cute and fun to make, they’re also very versatile and can be used in many different DIY projects. If you want some inspiration for your own pom-pom projects, we recently made these pom-pom pineapple earrings. We’ve also used pom-poms in garlands, as present toppers, and even to switch up the look of our slippers.
These cherry pom-pom keychains are a great end-of-summer craft and perfect for back to school. Since a lot of kids’ backpacks look the same, we think these keychains are a simple way to add some style and make them stand out. If you have kids in school who are driving, they could also use these DIY keychains to personalize their car keys or house keys.
Easy as (Cherry) Pie
We made our cherry keychains using acrylic yarn in red and blush. And for the felt leaves, we went with two different green colors—mint and julep. We’ve linked to the colors we used below, but you can also try out other colors! The acrylic yarn in wine would work well if you want to make a deep red cherry. Benzie also has a lot of different greens you can browse through for the felt leaves. Whatever colors you use to make these cherry pom-pom keychains, we recommend using less expensive acrylic yarn since that’s what works best for making pom-poms.
Once you’ve gathered all your tools and materials, just follow our tutorial below. Or scroll down for instructions you can print. You’ll also find a printable template and SVG cut file to help you make the leaves.
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- Knit Picks Brava Sport Acrylic Yarn in Red and Blush
- Benzie Wool Felt in Moss
- Benzie Wool Felt in Julep
- 7″ of Flat Suede Cord
- Keychain Ring
- Jump Ring
- White Baker’s Twine
How to Make Cherry Pom-Pom Keychains
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Next, download the template for the leaves.
- Wrap the pom-pom maker with yarn. Use twine to tie off the pom-pom with a double knot.
- Trim the pom evenly round. Make a second matching pom-pom.
- Cut the leaf top out of felt. Tie the leather cording around the middle and trim the ends so they match length.
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