These cute little love bugs are easy to make, and look great added to those dozen red roses or on a hand made card!
Make a Pom Pom
You can use ready made Pom poms – we have some over at the shop – but they are fun and easy to make too.
Cut out two doughnut shapes from card – it can be tricky to cut the middle hole out, but it’s alright to cheat and cut a slot to the middle to cut the centre circle.
Choose some wool, thread it through the centre circle in the card doughnut and start covering the entire doughnut with the wool – it can be easier to cut your wool into shorter lengths to make it more manageable to thread.
When your doughnut is covered in wool, and the hole in the middle is too small to continue threading, hold it together tightly. With some sharp scissors, snip away around the edges, between the two cards.
Once you’ve snipped all the way around, pull the two pieces of card only slightly away from each other leaving a tiny gap. Grab another length of wool and wrap and tie around the wool in the centre of the doughnut.
Remove the two card doughnuts and fluff up your Pom Pom. You can snip away any straggly bits 🙂
Now We can Turn your Pom Pom into a Love Bug!
Using sticky or wobbly eyes, card, bits of felt or pipe cleaners, decorate your love bugs however you want. To add them to a flower display, just glue a bamboo skewer to the bottom or the feet of your love bug. You could even make little card feet on your love bugs and write some romantic promises underneath! Or, make a few and hide them in your loved one’s car or on their tray at breakfast. Lovely!