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November 26, 2012
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One-a-Week / 7

Good morning lovlies! Did you get a chance to check out some nursery progress a la Joey yesterday? I am wildly in love with the campaign dressers he refinished! Today’s one-a-week is super easy and fun. I am obsessed with super big pom poms. Actually, I really like all pom poms. Our Christmas gifts are looking a little something like this:

pom pom gift wrap

I love the hot pink and kelly green thing for Christmas. Pom pom’s just make everything happy, so why not pop some on a pillow (and gift wrap, and to just play with)? The pom pom above is your average size run of the mill pom pom, but the ones below are super extra large pom pom’s you can fit in your fist and I used super soft yarn.

how to make a pom pom, pom pom pillow

The pom pom maker I got for about $5 and I picked up a bunch of yarn at Michaels. The image above shows an extra large pom pom maker and a super tiny pom pom maker. I also picked up a plastic yarn needle at Michaels in the yarn section. This will make threading your needle through your pillow so much more graceful. You’ll need some good fabric scissors to cut your pom poms in the pom pom maker, it’s just easier. Way easier.

Here is a really good tip. Double and tripple wrap when you use your pom pom maker – you will get the fluffiest funnest pom poms ever! You can even make multi-colored pom poms if you wrap in bits of other colors. We went solid yellow because the pillow I made already had a yellow pattern on it. Make four of the same size pom poms.

large pom poms, how to pom poms, diy pom poms

See how big and awesome they turn out? I trimmed them a bit and left two long strings (like above) so I could thread into my pillow case and tie the two strands together on the inside of the pillow.

extra large pom pom, large pom pom

This is a shot of the pillow inside out and how I threaded the yarn through. I just tided a double knot to keep the pom pom in place.

tread yarn, how to thread yarn

That’s it! It’s super cute an fun and cozy, and going in the nursery!

DIY pom pom pillow

Like small projects? Check out other one-a-week posts!

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