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.
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.
- (3) 1.76 ounce skeins of Persimmon yarn from Dollar Tree or this yarn from Amazon
- 2.5 inch Clover pom pom maker
- pillow cover - I used one that I got in last year's Décor Steals Fall Steal it Box but I found the same exact one on Amazon! It's actually a package of two and the grid design made it easy to place the pom poms evenly.
- pillow insert - 18x18
- 2 inch safety pins, fabric glue, or hot glue gun (this one is my absolute favorite - cordless!)
- scissors- small scissors like these are perfect for cutting the yarn and making the pom pom edges uniform (no tugging)
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.
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.
I inserted one end of the safety pin as above in the back/inside of the pillow cover.
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.
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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Our Crafty Mom - Wooden Candleholders in a Faux Concrete Finish
I Should Be Mopping the Floor - 11 Unique Containers for Flower Arrangements
The How to Home - You are here!
DIY Beautify - Thrifty Vintage Art for Your Walls
2 Peas in a Pod - French Country Lamp Makeover
Postcards From the Ridge - How to Paint a Glass Vase to Look Like Stoneware
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
My Family Thyme - Make an Easy and Inexpensive DIY Fall Wreath
Southern Yankee DIY - DIY Faux Concrete Planter