DIY Pom Pom Pillow!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I've been working on this project for a little while now and I'm so excited that it's finished.
I was looking for a new DIY project to work on while being home on days I wasn't working. This seemed easy enough to do, time consuming in a non-annoying way, and the end-product obviously super cute and unique! I thrifted the pillow and a few bundles of yarn. I shopped at Michael's for the pom pom makers, more yarn, the hot glue gun and glue sticks. Everything ended up totaling to under $30! *Michael's usually always has a 40% or 50% off coupon for one item at a time!
I'm looking forward to doing a little re-decorating in my dorm to try to make things more organized (and trying to keep it that way lol) and to create an inspiring and upbeat little space, so follow along for more little projects!

𝓉𝒽𝑒 π’Ύπ“ƒπ“ˆπ“…π’Ύπ“‡π’Άπ“‰π’Ύπ‘œπ“ƒ:
-a project from A Kailo Chic Life!

π“Œπ’½π’Άπ“‰ π“Žπ‘œπ“Š'𝓁𝓁 𝓃𝑒𝑒𝒹:
-A pillow in any size/shape you wish! I found a nice square, down one at the thrift store and just took off the coral pillowcase on it
-A lot of yarn (I got one of each color, average sized bundles, and 5 small bundles of the navy)
The easiest to use & nicest feeling came from the Vanna's Choice yarns. The tougher & thinner are the Sugar 'n Cream ones (coral, very light pink and some of the cream)
-Scissors (these little kid craft ones worked better than the tiny ones meant for yarn trimming)
-Hot glue gun & glue sticks (you'll need a lot!)

π’½π‘œπ“Œ π“‰π‘œ 𝓂𝒢𝓀𝑒 𝒢 π“…π‘œπ“‚:
Because mine is definitely not enough - the best tutorial to use here!
-Wrap multiple layers of yarn around one side of the maker, then close it and go straight to the other side if you are using all the same color(s). For half and half poms just do one side, cut and close, and start the next color on the other side! *Make sure the yarn doesn't go over the little feet!
-Cut down the middle all the way around without letting the maker open up.
-Wrap yarn around the maker (I cross it and double it), pull super tight and double knot. Having it be very tight is super important because the little pieces of yarn can really easily fall or be pulled out.
-Lift up the "feet" as I call them and carefully twist open the two sides of the maker.
-There's your pom! Trim whatever you feel is necessary. 

I used almost 60 poms for my pillow. Making them takes a while but can be really relaxing and fun when you get the hang of it and try different color-ways! The perfect activity to do while watching the daily marathons of SVU.

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