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Thursday, September 18, 2014

{DIY} Pom Pom Pillow

When the producers of the blogging video (I shared it with you guys here) informed me I'd actually be creating a project on-camera, I knew it needed to be something simple, quick, and wouldn't require me to get sweaty or curse. (I can't promise I didn't swear, so thank goodness for editing.)

I've loved this pillow from Amber Interiors Shoppe for awhile, but wanted to recreate it myself, and for a lot cheaper. There are no shortage of pom pom tutorials online (including this one from my talented friend Kristin of Hunted Interior), but I ended up combining a few methods for one that worked best for me. It turned out to be perfect for the video, and one of my favorite projects! Plus, it's fun to say Pom Pom Pillow.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow


{What You Need}

Pillow Cover
(This David Hicks 'La Florentina' look-a-like is $10 at Hobby Lobby! #score)
Yarn
Scissors
Embroidery Needle

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

{What You Do}

Hold the end of the yarn, then start wrapping it around your fingers. If you want larger poms, use a bigger surface like a piece of cardboard, and likewise for smaller poms.

Tip: Don't wrap too tightly, you want to be able to slip it off your hand easily.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Continue wrapping the yarn until you have a big bundle. I wrapped mine about 60 times.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Gently slide the ball off your fingers, and place it on a 10-inch long strand of cut yarn. #twss

Tip: Cut the longer strand before wrapping the yarn on your hand, so it's ready for this step.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Tie the yarn tightly around the middle of the bundle, flip over, and tie again.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Slide the scissors through the loops and cut.

Tip: Careful not to cut the two long strands tied around the middle.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Once all the loops are cut, you're left with a shaggy pom pom.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Trim the ends to even them out and make the pom look thicker.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Use an embroidery needle to thread the long piece of yarn through the corner of the pillow, tie in place, and trim the excess ends.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Hello, adorable!!

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Pom Pom Pillow

I can't get enough of these cute pom poms, and even tied one to my new bag!


Remember my {DIY} Tassel Pillow? Is there anything not made cuter by the addition of pom poms or tassels?!  #nope 

16 comments:

  1. I love the pillow, Cassie! Such a fun way to add a pop of color to an ordinary pillow. Your right, there's nothing that can't be made cuter with a fun tassel!

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    1. Now I just have to figure out how to reign in my desire to put pom poms on ALL my pillows! xo

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  2. Oh my goodness I love pom poms!! This is a must do for sure! Such an impact and so simple!! Great idea Cassie!

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise! I'm good at never leaving things alone. ;)

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  3. I love this pillow! It's a wonderful idea to make a different and fun pillow!!

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  4. I have a pair of almost those exact pillows...I think they're begging for some fun now! And, the chair!! Love it!

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    1. Yes ma'am they are...and you're just the girl to do it!

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  5. So cute, girl. Looking to see what I can pom pom up!

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  6. So cute! I need to go add some pom poms on something now!

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  7. love this! i did this in my bedroom and i just love the fun pom poms add! :) the world needs more pom poms and rainbows and definitely rainbow pom poms.

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    1. I adore your bedroom, Cassie!! Now I need to check out your poms! #twss ;) xo

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  8. If you were a pillow, you would be this pillow. DARLING and FUN! And I'd know.....

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  9. I love that pillow! It's so cute! And that chair looks beautiful in front of your dragon fly "wall paper."

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  10. Oh My Gosh this.is.the.most.cutest.DIY.project.ever!!!!!!! You are so clever, like seriously…I am making this!! So fun!!

    xo, Taylor

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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