Monday 10 June 2019

Crafting With Cats ~ Part IV ~ How To Make A Supurr Luxe Rainbow Pom Pom Hammock with The B Team

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Supurr Monday Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur a revisit to Part IV of our Crafting with Cats segment, and one of our all time favourite crafting projects which we still love today, and young Melvyn has really taken to it since his arrival! MOL  

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, here's the links:

Easter Catnip Eggs

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This week we're making this!

What We Used:

A gazillion pom poms [MOL just kidding 1000 x 1" should suffice!]
Glue gun and lots of glue sticks
Fabric backing
Timber and wood screws
Paint - if mew want to paint it. [We used white gloss.]
Staple gun and/or upholstery tacks
A length of ribbon or trim

Now we made a supurr king size cat hammock, so if mew make a small one then obviously mew'll use less pom poms, glue and timber etc...

Optional cat/s fur snoopervising and general assistance

Are mew ready?

We'll start with the supurr easy bit

Furst, we'd suggest than mew sort the pom poms out, keeping the colours separate. Luckily we had a few spare baskets this week, absolutely purrfect timing as they ended up as pom pom sorters.

Next get your fabric, cut it to size and give it a quick iron, then place it on a flat surface.

Now we're hot gluing straight onto the fabric, so if mew luffs your table purrlease protect it as the glue will soak through and possibly ruin the finish.  Our table is purely fur crafting/sewing/painting etc... so we just give it a good clean between projects.

Ok, get your glue gun ready, oh and do make sure mew have plenty of glue sticks.

We ran out at this point and the P.A. had to do a quick re-order! MOL 

Thank Cod fur Amazon Prime...

And voila approximately 800 pom poms later [MOL!] and we're ready to move onto the frame. I did have to come and snoopervise the P.A. at this point and do my 'quality control check' fur loose pom poms, and yes, they're all firmly stuck in place.

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Making The Frame

I do suggest mew familiarize yourself with the wood mew are going to be using, I do take my wurk furry seriously so this step did take quite a while.

Furst mew need 8 cut lengths the same size and 4 spacers.

Check that mew are putting it together squarely, I had to intervene at this point with my purrtractor just to check! MOL  Aftur rigorous checking, the second one was made.

Place the spacers on the corners, then put the second square on top and screw together.  So mew have something like this below.  We suggest that mew pre-drill the screw holes, as this makes it so much easier.

So now your frame is complete, mew can either leave it au natural or mew can paint it.  We used gloss paint.

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Putting it all together!

Now comes the really fun part, putting the hammock onto the frame. Now mew'll notice here that the pom poms don't go all the way to the edge of the frame, well there's method in our madness which will be revealed in a moment.

So now mew need to place the pom pom hammock onto the frame and get a gentle fall happening towards the middle of the frame. Staple one side, then the opposite side furst, then repeat on the two remaining sides. Slowly wurk your away around the entire frame until it looks like the bottom right picture. Trim off any excess fabric, so mew have a nice clean edge.  Take the remainder of your pom poms and finish gluing them right up to the edge of the frame, so mew have a purrfect edge. Finally mew can use a wide ribbon or upholstery trim to cover the staples. We opted fur a nice wide blue grosgrain ribbon and glued it on as at the final hurdle the P.A. couldn't find her upholstery pins/tacks.

And finally, mew should have something like this ~ isn't it epically epic or what!?

So what was The B Teams verdict?

Well actually we luffs it, Amber got furst dibs when it was in the lounge.  Pandora and Fudge were circling like sharks as she got her boose comfy.

Then it was moved into its final position upstairs in the new office under the corner desk, where Smoochie promptly got himself, his catnip nana and Mr Ratty installed post haste! MOL

 I actually spent the weekend convalescing on it, so I can safely say the hammock was a total hit, so much so that the P.A. is making two more smaller ones so there's plenty to go around! 

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our crafting with cats post today, we do hope mew liked it and feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:

And if there's anything mew'd like us to make, leave a comment and we'll do our best.

We'll be back on Wednesday with The Pet Parade Blog Hop, so do stop by and hop around the wurld with us, Dash Kitten and Barking from the Bayou as mew know how much we love your company.

Bestest crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. Oh my goodness, that is totally EPIC!!! We have no talent and zero chance of ever building that here.

  2. I remember that fun hammock! And it would be fun to make if only petcretary had more time...

  3. I can't remember this one first time round, (probably on holiday) and it looks lovely. It must be so comfortable with all those pompoms.

  4. Totally wonderful ... this hu-mom would glue her fingers in along with the poms we's afraid, but you did a funtastic creations! PeeEss: we's sending you an email about "crafting" this morning, let us know what you think? OK?

  5. Way cool and all the kitties too. Awww.

    That looks like a lot of work, but it's every so pretty.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your peeps. ♥

  6. We have made wall hammocks for the Shelter, but the pompoms add such a festive look!
    I bet they are very comfortable too.
    Nice job, kitties and peeps!

  7. I'm surprised the cats weren't bowling pompoms all over the place!
    Thanks for linking up at

  8. How cool crafting with pom poms. Miss the Mandalas. Loved pics of the cats.

  9. Wow, that pom pom hammock is EPIC, mew guys! It is totally festive, and it looks supurr comfy!

  10. That's amazing. Mom is totally a doofus when it comes to crafts.

    The Florida Furkids

  11. An epically epic crafting with cats! I don't have the patience for gluing each pom pom. I say that - but I have no idea how much time I spent on a hand-sewn tasty whole chicken for Bear!

  12. Hey dear friend, we're thinking of you and sending our best healing purrs your way. We hope you are feeling all better super soon.

  13. Off to the pompom store now! I need a gazillion of 'em, you say? MOUSES!

  14. Come to bring Healing Pawkisses for your mommy. Hope she feels better soon❤❤❤

  15. We just read that Smooch's Mama bad a bad fall. We are sending purrayers and POTP for her to get well soon.

  16. That is so cool! I am too lazy to make it though. I loved seeing Basil. XO

  17. Purrs and prayers for quick healing of your moms awful fall. I hope everything is okay. Falls aren't fun. Big healing hugs. ♥

  18. Just wanted to check in. I hope the PA is feeling better. We've been thinking about her and sending lots of love ... did you get them?

  19. Layla woofs love the pompoms and what a clever idea. Mom is lousy at building things but that is just awesome. Thanks for the blog hop and we are now following you on Instagram also.

  20. MY mommy can't even walk across the room and not trip or something! So she's useless at crafting but we LUFF your wonderful pompom beddie!

  21. Checking on the mom. I hope she's feeling better. Prayers continue. ♥

  22. hope everything is fine now !

  23. How did you all resist the temptation to whap the pom poms around the room before they were glued to the cloth? That hammock looks like it would be nice and soft against the bean pads. Tail wiggles to you for being top crafters!


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