Pom pom making was one of the first crafts I learned to make as a child. I remember using my handmade pom poms to decorate my shoes and hair. I decided to put a more “grown up” twist on this fun craft project and use my handmade pom poms to create home decor. I paired super soft yarn with Darice pillow cases to create fun, colorful DIY pom pom pillow accents.
- Darice Soft & Sweet Baby Yarn in Bright Pink
- Darice Pom Pom Loom
- Darice Grey Pillow Case
- Darice Iron-On Woodland Creatures
Step 1. Cut a piece of yarn that is longer than the edge of the 3″ pom pom maker. Pin each end of the yarn in the plastic slots as pictured.
Step 2. Hold a piece of yarn at the top center of the pom pom maker and begin wrapping the plastic. Continue wrapping until the the plastic is covered. The more you wrap it, the fuller the pom pom will be.
Step 4. Starting at the edge of the yarn, cut along the slit provided by the pom pom maker. Remove the pom pom and shake it over a sink or bin to remove the fuzz. I made 16 of these for this DIY pom pom pillow project.
Step 5. Stitch the one looped piece on each pom pom (from step three) to the edge of the pillow.
Step 6. Unzip the pillow and fill it with Poly-Fil. Zip the pillow cover shut.
I couldn’t resist embellishing my DIY pom pom pillow with a cute little fox transfer from the Darice iron-on collection! It looks so cute nestled next to the fun, fuzzy pom poms, don’t you think? If you are adding a transfer design to your pillow, you will do that before you sew on the pom poms or fill the pillow.
Have fun crafting and creating this DIY pom pom pillow home decor!
Check out other ways to decorate throw pillows with Darice’s iron on transfers. These DIY throw pillows combine glittery backgrounds with stylish iron on designs.
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.