I have been eager to make a pillow like this for a while now but had difficulty justifying paying retail price for one. So I did what any good DIY’er would do and I decided to make one for myself. I want you to help you learn to replicate the look of popular high end pillows without the cost! Join me and create your own DIY pom pillow in just a few simple steps.This look was inspired not only for my obsession for pillows but also from fellow blogger Karianne Wood with Thistlewood Farms. She does an amazing job presenting DIY home decor in a way that looks high end and super classy. That was the approach I decided to take with this throw pillow.
It all started with this basic lumbar pillow cover from Amazon. I love the shape and color of this little cover and for the price it couldn’t be beat!
When I went to the store for my yarn for making my poms, I came across this neat little pom and tassel maker. I snagged it up thinking it would be a match made in heaven. I needed pom poms and bam there is a maker just begging me to take it off the shelf. This is the exact maker I used for this project.
Are y’all ready for this magic? That is how I kept describing this today as I made it. It really is so easy and cute it is magical.
I started by cuting small strips of my yarn and laying them across the pom maker every three spaces. You can bring them closer for smaller pom poms. The size and color is left up to you.
Next, I wrapped the yarn from peg to peg approximately 35 times and tied off each section. I didn’t really have a reason for using this number, it just sounded good..haha! I realize that is not the most helpful advice, but what I can tell you is its very hard to over do a pom, however if you don’t wrap the yarn enough your pom pom will not be very fluffy. My best advice for you is to heir on the heavier side.
All that was left was for me to cut the center between the tied off sections.
Once the pom poms were complete and shapely, I simply arranged them on the pillow cover and hot glued them in place! It is seriously that easy! Shaping the pom poms is key to making the project look nice and finished. I would suggest trimming them up so they are similar in size and shape.
Using my left over buffalo snow from my Christmas decor, I stuffed the cover to the max an zipped her right up. When making your own, just remember that an overstuffed pillow is key to creating a high-end look.
No kidding, this is probably the cutest pillow I have on my couch right now! It was super affordable and oh my goodness was it fun! I love it when a good plan comes together..what do you think? It looks high-end to me!
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