How to Make a Pom Pom Pillow

Have you noticed the Pom Pom Pillow decorating trend lately?

I love Pom Poms and wanted to add some fun color and texture to my home for the fall and thought making my own Pom Pom pillow would be the perfect way to do it and....I'd finally be on trend with something which is probably the first time in the last decade that I can say that.

Dining room scene with a linen chair and a pom pom pillow sitting on a small fur rug

It's such an easy and fun craft and I am sharing it as part of this month's Thrifty Style Team! Once you've finished reading this post be sure to head to the bottom to see all of the other projects from the team as well as links to visit their beautiful thrifty inspiration.

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Close up of skein of Just Yarn from Dollar Tree in Persimmon
Persimmon colored yarn pom poms in a wicker basket


Persimmon colored yarn from dollar tree wrapped around a 2.5 inch clover pom pom maker

Wrap the yarn around the pom pom maker 4 times on each side to get the same amount of fluff as seen in these photos. As far as how to use the Clover Pom Pom maker I ALWAYS go back to this video - it's explained really well and saves me any trial and error.

Pillow cover with grids for adding Pom Poms

I counted the intersection of grids on the pillow cover I used and there were 25 so I made 25 pom poms! It takes roughly 3 minutes to make each pom pom and it's a great way to keep your hands busy while watching TV.

Safety pin attaching a pom pom

I inserted one end of the safety pin as above in the back/inside of the pillow cover.

Pom Pom being attached to a pillow cover with a safety pin

I then pushed the pin through the back of the pom pom until I felt a 'meaty' pushback if that makes sense! It may take some playing to get the feel of it and if it's too frustrating and you aren't planning on taking the pom poms off of the pillow you can use a hot glue gun to glue them on. If gluing flatten the back of the pom pom and add the glue to the pillow cover and then push the pom on and hold it in place for a few seconds.

Pom Pom pillow on linen chair

And there you have it! A super cute and dare I say stylish Pom Pom Pillow made in under 2 hours.

Now for the shares from the rest of the Thrifty Style Team!

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The Tattered Pew - The Secret Tip to Drying Hydrangeas

Cottage on Bunker Hill - How to Make Autumn Leaf Clay Trinket Dishes

Amy Sadler Designs - Wheat and Floral Décor for Fall Decorating

Songbird - DIY Hanging Glass Bottles for Tiny Flower Bouquets

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  1. Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says:

    Mary Beth - your pom pom pillow is so cute! I love the added dimension of the grid pattern. You are always on trend with us! 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Ladies! xo

  2. Your pillow is super cute MB, I haven't met a pom pom I didn't like! Great tip to pin them so they can be removed for another project!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy! I swear, if I weren't an adult I would wear pom poms in my hair, on my clothes, pretty much everywhere!

  3. Jennifer Howard says:

    This is a good project for sewing!! Really a cute idea!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! A glue gun or pins made the magic!

  4. Cutest pom-pom pillow ever!! I would love one in rainbow colors please 😉

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Julie! And, I just thought how cute that would be....7 rows of different colors all on one pillow!

  5. Kristi Dominguez says:

    MaryBeth, I've never met a pom pom that I didn't LOVE and your sweet pillow is certainly no exception. What a sweet it! xoxo, kristi

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kristi! You and I are so much alike....polka dots, pom poms and zinnias! xo

  6. This pillow turned out so cute!!! Pinned!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kelly!

  7. Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says:

    Mary Beth, this is such a cute pillow! It looks like something from Anthropologie! Pinned.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Angie!

  8. Lynne Zemaitis says:

    Mary Beth, your pom pom pillow is so sweet! I love the color you used! Such a fun no-sew project!

  9. Mary Beth, I love your pom pom pillow! It's so fun for fall and such a great way to update a pillow! I'd love to feature your pom pom pillows in my Saturday round up this week! Thanks so much for sharing such a great idea!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kim! I really appreciate it. xo

  10. This is so cozy looking! I'm excited to tell you this post will be featured on Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope to see you at the party this week! Pinned!

  11. Oh my gosh! I LOVE pom poms. This is the cutest idea ever. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Anna! xo